Author: Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society
Translated by: Elena Biagi
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Description from the publisher: “A Collection of Sufi Rules of Conduct” (Jawami Adab al-Sufiyya) was written by one of the foremost early masters of Sufism and is considered as the first work devoted to the description of the way of life and the customs of the Sufis. It represents an early attempt to illustrate the conformity of Sufi beliefs and manners with the Qur’an and the example of the Prophet (Sunna). “A Collection of Sufi Rules of Conduct” is therefore not only a pioneering work of ethics and mysticism, it is also a summary of the views of Sufis up till the eleventh century. It was a major influence on the development of Sufism from the eleventh century onwards. The translation by Dr Elena Biagi includes an introduction that places the author in his historical, literary and religious context, and a general glossary of Sufi technical terms.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: The Life and Works of al-Sulami; Chapter Two: The Adab Literary Tradition; Chapter Three: Sulami’s ‘Jawami Adab al-Sufiyya’; Chapter Four: The Translation of the ‘Jawami Adab al-Sufiyya’; Glossary of Sufi Technical Terminology in the ‘Jawami Adab al-Sufiyya’; Biographical Notes on Some Major Sufi Figures Mentioned in the ‘Jawami Adab al-Sufiyya’; Bibliography; Index.
About the Author
Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (d. 412AH/1021CE) was one of the foremost representatives of early Sufism who influenced successive generations through his many disciples and through his writings. He was born in Nishapur. The translator of this book is Dr Elena Biagi. She is an independent scholar concentrating on research in Sufism. She teaches Arabic language and Islamic culture in Italy, where she works also as a linguistic and cultural mediator.