Sufism and the Way of Blame


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Author: Yannis Toussulis, PhD.
Publisher: Quest
Year: 2010
Pages: 282
Printed: USA
ISBN: 978-083560864-0
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 438 gr.
Description from the publisher: . The Sufi Way of Blame (Malamatiyya) began as a practice focusing on self-critique relating to the Nafs al Lawamma, or the Complaining Self. Later, it labelled those who were “blameworthy” for shunning Islamic literalism. Dr. Toussulis definitively addresses this controversial movement within Sufism and the entire Islamic Culture. Explaining Sufism as the practice to become a ‘perfect mirror in which God contemplates Himself’, he offers contemporary insights by Gurdjieff, Bennett, Idries Shah, Frithjof Schuon, Martin Lings and Seyyen Hossein Nasr. Includes a private interview with Mehmet Selim Ozic, a leading representative of the Malamatiyya in Turkey today. Closing chapters present the stages of spiritual development unique to this little-known path that has been largely inaccessible until now.

Weight .450 kg