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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 119–138.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Pavel V. Basharin Abstract This article examines the story of Iblīs’s disobedience in early Sufism. The motif of justifying and condemning Satan is a characteristic feature of the ideological heritage of some Sufis. The first Sufi line estimates Satan as a sufferer and a sacrifice of God’s...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 231–235.
Published: 01 April 2018
... training and activities, followed by their retreat into the service of a humble Sufi shaykh. 1 While withdrawing from their former position in the Ottoman social and institutional hierarchy, they often sold all of their possessions, viewing them as impediments to true enlightenment. Moreover, even when...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 237–240.
Published: 01 April 2018
... worked as a vassal in Konya for the Mongol rulers. See Hillenbrand, “Muʿīn Al-Dīn Sulaymān Parwāna.” 4 Aflaki, Feats , 207 . 5 Cf. Peacock, “Sufis and the Seljuk Court.” 6 Cf. Wolper, Cities and Saints . 7 This competition has been described in Ay, “Sufi Shaykhs...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 83–96.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and Arabic. Rumi and Yunus Emre were the two major Sufis in thirteenth-century Anatolia. The Ottoman dynasty’s foundation can be traced to a mystical dream seen by Osman, founder of the dynasty, which lay the groundwork for an alliance between the Sufis and the ruling elite during the medieval Ottoman period...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 209–213.
Published: 01 April 2018
...-Kāshānī, al-Rāzī, and ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī (d. 412/1021)]—acquired through Divine inspiration rather than through human effort [Abū l-Qāsim al-Qushayrī (d. 465/1072)]” ( tsq , 751). Based on verse 65, Sufis developed the technical term ʿilm ladunnī , meaning knowledge acquired through “unveiling...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 269–271.
Published: 01 April 2018
... groups, or tariqas in the case of Sufi orders, that survive the death of their often more austere founders. Yet I argue here that even mysticism could be shaped by the forces of economic exchange that characterize the constant movement of goods and people between what Peregrine Horden and Nicholas...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 166–180.
Published: 01 April 2021
... suggest Ramadan, where dusk ends the fast and opens nightlong feasting. The scene aggressively blends registers of the sacred and secular: alongside popular feasting, dusk in Ramadan initiates musical soirees organized by Sufi orders, which feature chanting and dancing set to sacred music...
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English Language Notes (2023) 61 (2): 23–38.
Published: 01 October 2023
... discipleships under Abdul Rahim Qalandar Saffapuri and also Sheikh Ghiyasuddin, two Sufi masters in Kashmir. Professionally, Mahjur spent a large part of his life working as one of the few Muslim bureaucrats under the repressive Dogra rule. His dealings were mostly with the department of agriculture and revenue...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 197–202.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and the perfection of the soul echoes a Sufi belief found in the work of medieval Andalusi thinkers, such as the early thirteenth-century Ibn ‘Arabi, whose ideal of the “perfect man” ( al-insān al-kāmil ) who develops his intellect to achieve union with God is central in his Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam . 8 It is also further...
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English Language Notes (2022) 60 (1): 101–121.
Published: 01 April 2022
... among warrior Sufis in Deccan courts, see Eaton, Sufis of Bijapur , 255–70 . 4 Mills, Madness Cannabis and Colonialism . 5 Mills, Cannabis Britannica . 6 On periodicals and imperial culture, see Burton, Burdens of History , 97–126 . 7 For responses to the mutiny...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 April 2018
... on the Sufi influence on both Carmelite mysticism and Goytisolo, while others like Stanley Black, Bradley S. Epps, and Paul Julian Smith have shifted their emphasis to the specter of AIDS that also runs the course of the novel. 5 What is more, any reference to John of the Cross in this body of scholarship...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2018
... influences on the work of Abdülvasi Çelebi, a medieval Ottoman Islamic scholar. For Durak, however, who traces the origins of the story of Abraham as it was told in the Sufi tradition to a particular Jewish text, the payoff of comparison lies in those places where parts of the Hebrew Bible and midrashic...
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English Language Notes (2023) 61 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 October 2023
... modes of being.’” 11 Transgens’ bodies become sites of potential transformation. Historically, Kashmiri women dancers or hafizas were considered charming women who danced to Sufi music. 7 Kashmiri music absorbed influences from Iran, Arabia, Samarkand, and Tashqand during Muslim rule. Under...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of contemplating sunlight in a bowl of olive oil, also discussed by Moses de León.) 43 Although I am unable to find a reference to eyeball indentation in the Sufi and Christian mystical literature with which I am familiar, others may be more successful. For now, we remain in the dark as to the origin...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 183–196.
Published: 01 April 2018
... is beyond form can be re-presented by means of Sufi terminology. To mirror the image of another and to assume another’s name is a way to empty the self of the self, opening up the possibility for that other to occupy the space of erasure. As Maria Lichtmann notes, “Annihilation is necessary to expand...
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English Language Notes (2014) 52 (2): 167–187.
Published: 01 September 2014
... a eu des m o rts , qu'on n'a pas dénom b ré ju sq u 'à présent . . . " Visages p u blique s du Sénégal, in te rvie w w ith M a dior Diop, 192-194. 53 Infin ite, all-encom passing light, is a re curre nt Sufi m e taph or: in W o lo f Sufi po etry, G od's q u a lity o f in fin ite oneness is re c u rre n...
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English Language Notes (2015) 53 (1): 71–82.
Published: 01 March 2015
... " (165). A n o th e r black n a tio n a list is the rea l-life la b o r org a n ize r Sufi A b d u l H a m id th e tu rb a n -d o n n in g le a d e r o f a p s e u d o -m y s tic a l " S u fis t" s e c t w h o m th e no ve l d e s c rib e s at one p o in t as a "b la c k B u d d h a " (1 6 5 ).29 T he...