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Academic Year 2005/2006
Mystical Traditions in Islam
HIST 337 SP
Muslim scholars in the 20th century often condemn the mystical traditions, Sufism, as being un-Islamic. But for almost a thousand years mysticism provided an alternative voice to Muslim believers. This course will
the origins and development of Sufism and its extraordinary impact on the cultural life of Muslims in art, music, poetry, and philosophy.
Farid ud-Din Attar, THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS
Jalal al-Din Rumi, MYSTICAL POEMS OF RUMI
Anne-Marie Schimmel, MYSTICAL DIMENSIONS OF ISLAM
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
8 short essays on assigned readings
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Class attendance and participation are mandatory.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Masters,Bruce A.
- Times: .M...F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: PAC136;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 15)
- SR. major: 4 Jr. major: 4
- SR. non-major: 2 Jr. non-major: 2 SO: 3 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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