Mysticism and Ethics in Islam

Editors: Bilal Orfali, Atif Khalil, and Mohammed Rustom
Provider: AUB Press

The relationship between Sufism or Islamic mysticism and ethics is largely untilled land. Mysticism and Ethics in Islam attempts to survey this fertile area of investigation by attempting to come to a clearer idea of what is meant by the terms “ethics” and “mysticism,” both in relation to each other and to Islam.

The articles in this volume do not have an eye so much on defining what mysticism and ethics in Islamic civilization are per se, as much as on coming to terms with the parameters and boundaries within which they have historically been conceptualized. As such, the book falls into four clearly demarcated time periods and foci: early, classical, late pre-modern, and modern and contemporary. Taken as a whole, this collection of contributions by leading specialists in their fields offer rich insights into some of the most important Sufi ethical ideas and expressions which have animated the tradition from past to present in such geographically diverse regions and countries as Egypt, India, West Africa, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia, and China.  


Bilal Orfali is Sheikh Zayed Chair for Arabic and Islamic Studies and Chairperson of the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut. A specialist in Arabic literature, Sufism, and Quranic Studies, he previously held the M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies at The Ohio State University. 

Atif Khalil is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge. He specializes in Sufism, Islamic philosophy, and comparative mysticism. 

Mohammed Rustom is Professor of Islamic Thought at Carleton University. He specializes in Islamic philosophy, Sufism, Quranic exegesis, and cross-cultural philosophy.   



Editors: Bilal Orfali, Atif Khalil, and Mohammed Rustom
Language: English and Arabic
Subject: Arabic and Islamic Texts and Studies
Series: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Series
Publication Date: 2021
Number of Pages: 476
Book Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
Cover Type: Hardcover
Shipping Weight: 1.5 kg
ISBN: 978-9953-586-79-3