Tales of God’s Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation By John Renard, ed. (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2009. 413 pages.)

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Title Tales of God’s Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation By John Renard, ed. (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2009. 413 pages.)
 
Creator Nadvi, Muhammad Junaid
 
Description Tales of God’s Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation, an anthologythat honors Sufis from every corner of the Muslim world, provides an easilyaccessible overview of Sufism’s history and the particularities of individualSufi experiences that helped spread Islam throughout the world. A valuablecontribution to the contemporary literature of Sufi studies, this volume alsooffers an excellent overview of the Sufi path and philosophy as well as classictexts of Islamic mysticism. The wide-ranging and eclectic collection of sources is a particular strength, and manuscripts have been edited with referencesto several authors who knew the life history of these Sufis.The book contains twenty illustrations; a preface; six parts (divided intotwenty-seven chapters); an appendix and a glossary; notes about the contributors;an index of names; an index of concepts, themes, places, and booktitles; and a Qur’an index. The editor claims that it is the first truly globalEnglish-language anthology of Islamic hagiography, both historically andgeographically – it is translated from seventeen languages of origin, with thehelp of two dozen Islamic scholars specializing in broad spectrum of languages(pp. xi-xiv) ...
 
Publisher The International Institute of Islamic Thought
 
Date 2010-04-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Non-refereed Book Review
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ajis.org/index.php/ajiss/article/view/1337
 
Source American Journal of Islam and Society; Vol. 27 No. 2 (2010): American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences; 125-127
2690-3741
2690-3733
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ajis.org/index.php/ajiss/article/view/1337/606
 
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