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A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century : Shaikh Ahmad Al-Alawi - his spiritual heritage & Legacy

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Title:A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century : Shaikh Ahmad Al-Alawi - his spiritual heritage & Legacy
Price:GBP£12.00 (about USD$15.10)
Book ID:B009-EST00261
Publisher:Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, 1993
Edition:Third Edn
Dust Jacket:N/A
Islamic Texts Society, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, Third Edn

gold-coloured titles spine; b/w. photo. frontis. of Shaikh Ahmad Al-Alawi plus four further b/w. photo. illustrations; "for those who place the spiritual above the temporal and who are prepared to accept the validity of a religion other than their own, the Shaikh al-Alaw! must rank with Shri Ramana Maharshi of Tiruvannamalai as one of the few truly great men of this century. 'Almost a prerequisite for any serious study of Sufism in European languages': this was the verdict of Seyyed Hossein Nasr in his review of the first edition of this book. According to the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, it is 'one of the most thorough and intimately engaging books on Sufism to be produced by a Western scholar'. The author lets the Sufis speak for themselves and, in a series of unusual and absorbing texts mainly translated from Arabic, he gives a vivid picture of life in a North African Sufi order., Against this background stands the unforgettable figure of this Algerian Shaikh who was head of the order from the death of his Master in 1909 until his own death in 1934. The last few chapters are mainly devoted to his writings, which include some penetrating aphorisms, and which end with a small anthology. of his remarkable mystic poems which remain beautiful poetry even in their English translation"; including appendices & index - 242 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Islamic/Islam; Sufi/Sufism; Esoteric/Mysticism; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0946621500. ISBN/EAN: 9780946621507. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: EST00261.
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