Sufis & saints' bodies : mysticism, corporeality, & sacred power in Islam
Kugle, Scott Alan, 1969-

Sufis & saints' bodies : mysticism, corporeality, & sacred power in Islam

Kugle, Scott Alan, 1969-


Publication Information
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.

Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 345 pages) : illustrations, map.

Islamic civilization & Muslim networks
Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.

Islam is often described as abstract, ascetic, and uniquely disengaged from the human body. The author of this book refutes this assertion in the first full study of Islamic mysticism as it relates to the human body. Examining Sufi conceptions of the body in religious writings from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century, he demonstrates that literature from this era often treated saints' physical bodies as sites of sacred power. The book focuses on six important saints from Sufi communities in North Africa and South Asia.

Subject Term
Human body -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Human body (Philosophy)
Sufism -- Doctrines.
Mysticism -- Islam.

Electronic Access

LibraryMaterial TypeItem BarcodeShelf Number[[missing key: search.ChildField.HOLDING]]Status
Online LibraryE-Book376207-1001ONLINEElektronik Kütüphane