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REL 340 - Sufism: The Islamic Mystical Tradition


This course explores the Islamic mystical tradition, or Sufism. For long centuries Sufism has contributed to the development of Islamic religious thought, to the global diffusion of the faith, and to the shaping of religious experiences and practices of Muslims in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. It has also enriched the creative and aesthetic aspects of Islamic civilization, most notably music and poetry. We will examine Sufi devotional practices and rituals, teachings of some spiritual masters, and the historical development and growth of Sufism and Sufi orders.

Prerequisites & Notes: Junior or senior status; and one course from: HUMA 278, HIST 287, or HIST 288; or instructor permission.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: ACGM



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