Author: Eminent ContributorsEditor(s): Syeda Saiyidain HameedPublisher: Indian Council for Cultural RelationsYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 350ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185434050
Emanating from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s interest in Sufism, as expressed in his essay Sarmad Shaheed, an international seminar on Sufism was organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations , which attracted scholars from seventeen countries who contributed fifty papers during the three-day deliberations. This book is a compendium of the presentations.The book is divided into three sections: 1. Sufism: History and Philosophy 2. Sufism and the Arts 3. Contemporary Relevance of Sufism. Fourteen papers, which have been slotted into the three parts, are the completed texts, while the remaining thirty six are summarized in a separate section. The articles cover all aspects of Sufism from the deeply philosophical to the essentials of Sufi practice. Several articles on the genesis of Sufism in India cover the movement as it spread from coast to coast, winning people by its creed of love and service to humanity. The practice of Sufism in other parts of the world forms the subject of several other presentations.EDITOR:SYED SAIYIDAIN HAMEED is the editor of India’s Maulana, in four volumes, written to commemorate the birth centenary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. She has translated and edited Rubaiyat of Sarmad including Azad’s essay Sarmad Shaheed. She is currently a member of National Commission for Women.
MessageForewordPrefaceEditor’s NoteIntroductionSUFISM: HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHYThe Vedant and Sufism: A Comparative Study The Philosophical and the MysticalPerspective of Existence with SpecialReference to Maulana AzadSome Remarks about the Role of the Quran in Ibn Arabi’s WritingsAmeer Khusro in the Presence of His Mentor Hazrat Nizamuddin AuliaRole of Social Service and Women in SufismSufism and the Dignity of Man: Ibn Arabi and RumiAdvent of the Sufis in BengalThe Polar Function of the Tasawwuf Sufism and Turkish LiteratureSUFISM AND THE ARTSImpact of Sufi Saints on Indian Society and CultureInfluence of Sufism on Literature and ArtThe Sufi and the Poet: The Dialectic of Divinity and HumanityCONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE OF SUFISMPersian-Hindu Mystical Writings: Quest for a Common GroundThe Role of Sufism in Building the Values of Composite Culture of IndiaSUMMARIESThe Metaphysical significance of the Sufi StationsSaint and its Synonymous Quranic WordsSufism: Definition, History and Relevance in the Contemporary WorldThe Spiritual Thoughts of SufismTazkira-e-Tesawwuf and Nisbat-e-SufiaOrigin, Development and Main Characteristics of Chishti Sufis with Special Reference to Syed Ashraf JahangirIqbal and SufismDistinguishing Characteristics of the Chishti SufisA Sufi Psychological Treatise from IndiaSufism: History and Relevance in the Contemporary Work: The Indonesian Experience to view the 21st CenturyThe Contribution of Khanqa-i-Niazia in Developing Music as a Vehicle for Love and AmityAnecdotes of a Provincial Sufi of the Delhi Sultanate Sufism as Reflected in Punjabi LettersA Brief History of Mawlawiyyah and the Significance of the Mawlawi RitualsInterpretation of the Sufi Idea of Love and Separation in the Poetry of Kabir and Malik Mohammad Jayesi Chishtiah order and Secular Approach with Reference to Khwaja Shaikh Fariduddin Shakar GanjMaulana Rum’s Contribution to Indian Sufism with Special Reference to the Role of Murshid (Preceptor)Mevlana on the Perfect ManA Comparative Study of the Treatment of Futuh in the Principal Chishti RecordsEvidence of Social protest in Sufi Literature: A Case Study of KashmirSome Rare Manuscripts on Sufism and Their SignificanceSufism Through the Ages in Punjab: Historicity of Shaikh Farid’s Word (Bani) in Adi GranthTasawwuf: A Social SystemThe Contribution of McGill Institute of Islamic Studies to Islamic MysticismThe Sufi Theory of Knowledge and its Significance in Contemporary WorldLocalising Islam: Sama in the Royal Court of Chishti SaintsSufism in KashmirSelf as a Problem in Islam: A Reading of Abdul Qadir Gilani’s DiscourseContribution of Sufi Poets to the Language, Literature and Culture of PunjabElements of Cultural synthesis as Reflected in the Sufi Literary Works of Mulla Daud and UsmanImpact of Baba Farid on PunjabBird Images in Shaikh Farid’s PoetryMaulana Azad and Maulana Jalaluddin Balkhi-A ComparisonAl-Insan Al-Kamil in the Context of the World CultureSufi Poetry in AvadhiIdentifying the Quran with God’s Speech: Abul Kalam Azad and the Masalah-yi Khalq-i-QuranContributors