Islamic Spirituality: Foundations

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ISLAMIC
SPIRITUALITY
FOUNDATIONS

Edited by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

CROSSROAD · NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • World Spirituality an Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest ii
  • Board of Editors and Advisors iii
  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Preface to the Series xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • Notes xxix
  • List of Transliterations xxx
  • Part One - The Roots of the Islamic Tradition and Spirituality 1
  • 1 - The Quran as the Foundation of Islamic Spirituality 3
  • Notes 9
  • 2 - The Spiritual Significance of the Quran 11
  • 3 - Traditional Esoteric Commentaries on the Quran 24
  • Notes 44
  • The Spiritual Significance of the Substance of the Prophet 48
  • Notes 63
  • 5 - The Life, Traditions, and Sayings of the Prophet 64
  • Notes 95
  • Notes 109
  • 6 - The Inner Meaning of the Islamic Rites: Prayer, Pilgrimage, Fasting, Jihād 111
  • Notes 129
  • 7 - The Spiritual Dimension of Prayer 131
  • Part Two - Aspects of the Islamic Tradition 145
  • 8 - Sunnism 147
  • Note 159
  • 9 - Twelve-Imam Shī'Ism 160
  • Notes 178
  • 10 - Ismā˓īlism 179
  • Notes 197
  • 11 - Female Spirituality in Islam 199
  • Notes 218
  • Part Three - Sufism: The Inner Dimension of Islam 221
  • 12 - The Nature and Origin of Sufism 223
  • Notes 237
  • 13 - The Early Development of Sufism 239
  • Notes 264
  • The Spiritual Practices of Sufism 265
  • Notes 291
  • 15 - Sufi Science of the Soul 294
  • Notes 306
  • Part Four - Knowledge of Reality 309
  • 16 - God 311
  • Notes 323
  • 17 - The Angels 324
  • Notes 343
  • 18 - The Cosmos and the Natural Order 345
  • Notes 355
  • 19 - Man 358
  • Notes 376
  • 20 - Eschatology 378
  • Notes 406
  • Glossary 410
  • Bibliography 428
  • Contributors 440
  • Photographic Credits 442
  • Indexes 443
  • Colophon 450
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