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Religion and mysticism in early Islam [electronic resource] : theology and Sufism in Yemen : the legacy of A�hmad Ibn �Alw�an / Muhammad Ali Aziz.

By: Aziz, Muhammad Ali.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of Middle East history: 26.Publisher: London ; New York : New York : I B Tauris ; Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 282 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9780857719607 (electronic bk.); 0857719602 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ibn �Alw�an, A�hmad, -1267 | Sufis -- Yemen (Republic) -- Biography | Sufism -- Yemen (Republic) -- History -- To 1500 | Islam -- Yemen (Republic) -- History -- To 1500 | Sunnites -- Yemen (Republic) -- History -- To 1500 | Sh�i�ah -- Yemen (Republic) -- History -- To 1500 | Yemen (Republic) -- Religion | Yemen (Republic) -- Religious life and customs | Ibn?Alwa�n, Ah?mad, d. 1267 | Sufism -- Yemen (Republic) -- History -- To 1500 | Religion | RELIGION -- Islam -- SufiGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Religion and mysticism in early Islam.DDC classification: 297.40953 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Scholar, mystic and visionary, Ibn 'Alwan lived through the transition from Ayyubid to Rasulid rule in thirteenth-century Yemen. He was well known in his time for his critique of the ruling elites and their governance, and left behind a substantial body of writings on Islamic mysticism, theology, law and exegesis of the Qur'an. Here Muhammad Aziz presents a comprehensive portrait of Ibn 'Alwan, delineating the religious and political background in Yemen, the development of Sufi orders, the interplay between Sufi, Shi'i and Sunni traditions, and the impact of Ibn 'Alwan on the history of Sufism.
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Scholar, mystic and visionary, Ibn 'Alwan lived through the transition from Ayyubid to Rasulid rule in thirteenth-century Yemen. He was well known in his time for his critique of the ruling elites and their governance, and left behind a substantial body of writings on Islamic mysticism, theology, law and exegesis of the Qur'an. Here Muhammad Aziz presents a comprehensive portrait of Ibn 'Alwan, delineating the religious and political background in Yemen, the development of Sufi orders, the interplay between Sufi, Shi'i and Sunni traditions, and the impact of Ibn 'Alwan on the history of Sufism.

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