* NES 324 (EM)
Introduction to Later Sufism (ca. AD 1200 to present)
Popularized through translations of world famous poets like the 13th century Rûmî, the Sufi mystical strain pervaded Islamic culture for a thousand years and played a major historic role in furthering friendly relations between Muslims and other religious communities through endorsement of spiritual tolerance. The Spring session of this two-term course addresses the overwhelming influence of the Spanish-Muslim Ibn `Arabî (d. 1240 AD) on all subsequent higher Islamic mystical speculation and poetical literature - as far as India.
Sample reading list:
Ibn `Arabî, Bezels of Wisdom
Toshihiko Izutsu, Sufism and Taoism
Rûmî, Divan-I Shams-I Tabriz
Rûmî, Selections from Mathnawi
75-100 page reading per week. Students are expected to submit a short (ca. 12-page) midterm essay and longer (ca. 20-page) final essay.
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
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