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Synopsis: Through a detailed examination of a renowned Arab mystical poet, Th. Emil Homerin provides one of the first case studies to illustrate an obscure aspect of popular Islamic faith--the sanctification of saints and the creation of shrines in medieval times. Despite the fact that Muslims have venerated saints for more than a thousand years, Islam has never developed a formal means of canonization, and the process of sanctification remains an important but largely neglected dimension of Islamic scholarship. In "From Arab Poet to Muslim Saint", Homerin explores this uncharted territory by following the fortunes of a single Sufi saint over seven and a half centuries.
Regarded as a saint within a generation of his death, 'Umar Ibn al-Farid (1181-1235) is still venerated at his shrine in Cairo. Contemporary religious singers and writers, including Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, continue to cite the poet's verse. Using biographies, hagiographies, polemics, legal rulings, histories, and novels, Homerin traces the course of Ibn al-Farid's saintly reputation. He relates the rise and fall of Ibn al-Farid's popularity to Egypt's changing religious, cultural, and political environment.
About the Author: Th. Emil Homerin is professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester in New York. He has lived and worked in Egypt for a number of years, most recently in 2000. He is the author of a number of books and articles on Arabic religious poetry and Sufism.
Title: From Arab Poet to Muslim Saint: Ibn al-Farid...
Publisher: University of South Carolina
Publication Date: 1994
Book Description Univ of South Carolina Pr, 1994. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP90656594
Book Description University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1994. Octavo; VG/VG-; White spine with green text; DJ clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, light chipping along top edge of front cover, small gouge on back cover; Boards strong, clean; Textblock clean; pp 162. Rockville. Seller Inventory # 7-106-1263397
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