Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2145: Sufism and Islamic Devotional Life

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.


Textbook - Carl Ernst, The Shambhala Guide to Sufism, Boston 1997

Annemarie Schimmel, Mystical Dimensions of Islam, Chapel Hill,1987.  

M. Sells, Early Islamic Mysticism, New York, 1995.

Leonard Lewisohn, The Heritage of Sufism, Oxford, 1999. 3 vols.

Handout translations of key primary sources at all stages (Qur’an, hadith, shatahât, hagiography, Sufi poetry, music, and videos of dhikr and devotional practices)..