Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn Arabi, Gender, and Sexuality

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2012 - Religion - 304 pages
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Contents

Tales of Contention Muslim Gender Imaginaries
1
Sufism Subjectivity and Gender before Ibn Arabī
35
CHAPTER 2 Charting Ibn Arabīs Religious Anthropology
61
A Hermeneutic of Experience
95
CHAPTER 4 Reading Gender and Metaphor in Ibn Arabīs Cosmos
113
CHAPTER 5 The Poetics and Politics of Adam and Eve
141
A Different Story of Creation
173
CHAPTER 7 Ibn Arabī and Islamic Feminism
203
Selected Poems from the Dīwān Ibn Arabī
229
Notes
233
Bibliography
255
Index of Qurānic Verses
267
Index of Traditions Ahadīth
269
General Index
271
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Sa'diyya Shaikh is senior lecturer of religious studies at the University of Cape Town.

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