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Islamic Critique of Sufism

Obaidullah Fahad (Author)

One of the most advanced and also the highly debatable branch of Islamic sciences, the tasawwuf or Sufism, had been used, or misused, to justify the teachings, thoughts and practices opposed to the Quran and Sunnah, by some of the revered Sufis not only in the later periods of Islamic history but even by some of the earlier great scholars of the subject also. Now one of the leading Islamic scholars of India examines and explains it in this provocative and necessary work. The authoritative scholars of Islam in the modern world named Dr. Obaidullah Fahad one of the most important writers of the twenty-first century India. A Muslim intellectual and prolific author, he has won global repute for his reflections on Islam and the contemporary Islamic movements in both the traditional and modern circles. In Islamic critique of Sufism he evaluates Rabia al-a dawiyya, Ali Hujwiri and Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi and analyses their mystical thoughts in the paradigm provided by the Quran.

Contents: I. Rabia’h al-Adawiyya: 1. Concept of love in Sufism. 2. Sufistic Ishq and the quranic Hubb. II. Hujwiri: 3. Kashf al-Mahjub. 4. An exemplary rendering of the Kashf Al-Mahjub in Urdu. III. Sirhindi: 5. Defining relations between Walayah and Nubuwah. Notes. Index.

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About the author

Obaidullah Fahad

Dr. Obaidullah Fahad is a senior faculty member in Islamic Studies of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He completed three projects on “Concept of Shura in Islam”, “Theory of Hakimiyah in Islamic Polity” and “Islamic Theory of Khilafah” under IOS New Delhi. He played a leading role in an academic project jointly sponsored by the Muslim World League, Makkah and International Islamic Federation of the Students Organizations, Kuwait in order to analyse the socio-cultural situation of the Chinese Muslims. For that purpose he visited in 1990 China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia respectively. He is member of Majlis Talimi (Academic Council) and Majlis al-Shura (Executive Council) of Jamiatul Falah (The Islamic Seminary at Azamgarh), and the author of more than two dozen book in Urdu and English languages. Apart from organizing ten seminars, he has participated with scholarly papers in more than fifty conferences/seminars and contributed more than hundred articles in the journals of national and international repute. His books include: Principles of Diplomacy in Islam, Islamic Revivalism: An Approach Study and Islamic Polity and Orientalists.

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Title Islamic Critique of Sufism
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.08.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Jnanada Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 9788171396009
length 277p., 22cm.