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The Doctrine of the Sufis (Kitab al-Ta arruf li-madhhab ahl al-tasawwuf) Translated from the Arabic of Abu Bakr al-Kalabadhi.

Arthur John Arberry.

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ISBN 10: 0935782761 / ISBN 13: 9780935782769
Published by Sh. Muhammad Ashraf, Lahore, 1966, 1966
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Title: The Doctrine of the Sufis (Kitab al-Ta arruf...

Publisher: Sh. Muhammad Ashraf, Lahore, 1966

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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The book begins with a discussion of the meaning and proposed derivations of the term Sufi and enumerates names of the great Sufis. It then states the tenets of Islam as accepted by the Sufis and tries to prove that Sufism as a system lies within and not without the bounds of orthodoxy. Further it discusses teh various stations of the Sufis such as fear, hope, love, etc. and also discusses the technical terms of the Sufis. The book concludes with descriptions of the various phenomena of Sufism and of the miraculous dispensatiosn accorded to the Sufis by God.

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A. J. Arberry was a great translator of works on Islam and Sufism including a translation fo the Quran.

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