Living Sufism in North America: Between Tradition and by William Rory Dickson

By William Rory Dickson

Offers an outline of Sufism in North America.

In this publication, William Rory Dickson explores Sufism as a constructing culture in North the United States, person who exists in diversified and beguiling types. Sufism’s broad-minded traditions of philosophy, poetry, and non secular perform infused Islamic civilization for hundreds of years and drew the eye of Westerners. through the early 20th century, Sufism used to be being practiced in North the United States. Today’s North American Sufism can seem both explicitly Islamic or doubtless without Islamic religiosity. Dickson offers necessary history on Sufism’s relation to Islamic orthodoxy and to Western esoteric traditions, and its old improvement in North the US. The e-book is going directly to chart the instructions that North American Sufism is at the moment taking, instructions principally selected via Sufi leaders. The perspectives of ten North American Sufi leaders are explored extensive and their views on Islam, authority, gender, and culture are installed dialog with each other. A extra particular photograph of North American Sufism emerges, difficult earlier scholarly classifications of Sufi teams, and highlighting Sufism’s fluidity, variety, and dynamism.

William Rory Dickson is Assistant Professor of Islamic faith and tradition on the collage of Winnipeg.

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