Readings from the Mystics of Islām

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Luzac & Company, 1972 - Mysticism - 144 pages
"This book, containing a short account of the history and development of Islamic mysticism, followed by translations fo the sayings and writings of nearly fifty of the mystics of Islam, both Arab and Persian, may be a means of increasing the reader's knowledge of Islamic mysticism and interest in it. The passages chosen cover a period of over a thousand years, from the 8th to the middle of the 19th century AD. They are arranged in chronological order and each is prefixed by a few lines giving biographical details of the mystic concerned, though of a few of them practically nothing is known"--Cover.

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