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Rabi'a Basri: The Mystic and Her Fellow-Saints in Islam
Rabi'a Basri: The Mystic and Her Fellow-Saints in Islam

Rabi'a Basri: The Mystic and Her Fellow-Saints in Islam

by Margaret Smith

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Language

English

Publisher

Kitab Bhavan

ISBN

8171512267 - Year: - Pages: 211

Binding

Hardcover

Margaret Smith
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Author: Margaret Smith
Publisher: Kitab Bhavan
Year:
Language: English
Pages: 211
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171512267

Description

An authentic presentation of the life story of Rabi'a Basri, who was one of the greatest Sufi saints in Islam.

She gained high position and reputation among her fellow-saints of her time. Her life of poverty, dedication, full dependence upon Allah's Will are good ideals and lessons for humanity.

The author has taken great pains in collecting authentic information about her life and teachings and presented a comparative study together with her fellow-saints and estimated her with great honor. She has given information of some women saints in India who gained Allah's favors and have been benefiting humanity for a long time.

Contents

Preface
Survey of Sources

PART ONE
CHAPTER I
The Place of women among the sufis.

CHAPTER II
Offers of marriage.

CHAPTER III
Asceticism of Rabi'a.

CHAPTER IV
The miracles of Muslim saints.

CHAPTER V
Rabi'a's declining Years. Her attitude towards death.

PART TWO
CHAPTER VI
Estimate of Rabi'a's teaching by the Sufi writers.

CHAPTER VII
Repentance. The Sufi doctrine.

CHAPTER VIII
Hope and Fear.

CHAPTER IS
Poverty. Sufi estimation of the poor.

CHAPTER X
Love, including satisfaction, longing and intimacy.

PART THREE

CHAPTER XI
The Position of woman in Muslim lands in pre-Islamic and early Islamic times.

CHAPTER XII
The Position of the woman saint.

CHAPTER XIII
Celibacy in Islam

CHAPTER XIV
The Communion of Saints in Islam.

CHAPTER XV
The cult of the saints in modern Islam.

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