The Life and Work of Rabi'a and Other Women Mystics in Islam. The women saints...certainly represent the greatest height to which Muslim womanhood has attained, and in the reverence accorded them by Muslim men and the example which they offer to Muslim women lies a real hope for the attainment of a high standard, religious and social, for Muslim women of today. So writes Margaret Smith in this fascinating and scholarly work on Rabi'a of Basra, the early Muslim saint and true mystic who died in the year 801. A complete biography of this woman of unique personality did not appear until Dr Smith, a distinguished scholar of Sufism, published this authoritative account of her life and teachings. Discussing the place of Rabi'a in Islamic tradition, Dr Smith also offers a survey of the female saints and mystics of the Muslim world, providing an unusual insight into women's impressive contribution to the rich heritage of Islam.
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Book Description Oneworld, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111851680853
Book Description Oneworld, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1851680853