Spring 2019 not offered
|Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies|
Muslim scholars today often condemn the mystical traditions of Sufism as being un-Islamic. But for almost 1,000 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 over the past millennium.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CMES)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Mahmood Jamal, ed. ISLAMIC MYSTICAL POETRY
Farid ud-Din Attar, THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS
AL-Ghazzali'S PATH TO SUFISM
Ibn al-Arabi, THE BEZELS OF WISDOM
Other readings on electronic reserve.
|Examination and Assignments: |
8 short essays on assigned readings
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class attendance and participation are mandatory.