* NES 324 (EM) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
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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