Mystical Traditions in Islam|
Spring 2007 not offered
Muslim scholars in the 20th century often condemn the mystical traditions, Sufism, as being un-Islamic. But for almost a thousand years mysticism provided an alternative voice to Muslim believers. This course will explore the origins and development of Sufism and its extraordinary impact on the cultural life of Muslims in art, music, poetry, and philosophy.
Ethical Reasoning, Writing
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(MEST-MN)(RELI-MN)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Farid ud-Din Attar, THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS
Jalal al-Din Rumi, MYSTICAL POEMS OF RUMI
Anne-Marie Schimmel, MYSTICAL DIMENSIONS OF ISLAM
|Examinations and Assignments: |
8 short essays on assigned readings
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class attendance and participation are mandatory.
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