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Sufi Saints

Knowledge before Action, Sayyid Jalal al-din Bukhari
Knowledge before Action, Sayyid Jalal al-din Bukhari
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Details: Knowledge before Action : Islamic Learning and Sufi Practice in the Life of Sayyid Jalal al-din Bukhari - 'Makhdum-i Jahaniyan.'
[a5+] Hardback with Dustjacket - 264 pages,
by Amina M. Steinfels.




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In Knowledge before Action, Amina M. Steinfels examines medieval Sufism and its place in Islamic society by telling the story of the life and career of Shaykh Sayyid Jalal al-din Bukhari, al-Suhrawardi [d.1384 H] may Allah have mercy upon him, a revered figure from (Uch Sharif) Pakistan. Considered one of the most important Sufi masters of South Asia, Sayyid Jalal al-din Bukhari, more popularly referred to as 'Makhdum-i Jahaniyan,' is known for combining spirituality and scholarship in a formative period for Sufism.


Steinfels assembles the details of Bukhari's life from records of his teachings, dynastic chronicles, and correspondence to discover how he achieved his status and laid the groundwork for a devotional cult that has lasted seven centuries. Steinfels also examines Bukhari's theories of the relationship between scholar and mystic. Bukhari's teachings provide windows into the underlying concerns and themes of medieval Sufism.


Knowledge before Action describes Bukhari's training as a scholar and a Sufi, his exercise of religious authority over his disciples, and his theories of the relationships between saint and shaykh. Knowledge before Action discusses ritual and contemplative practices, the economic bases of Sufi institutions, and the interconnectedness between Sufi masters, the 'ulama, and the political authorities by telling the story of Bukhari.





Table of Contents :


---List of Illustrations,

---Maps,
---South Asia,
---Sayyid Jalal al-Din Bukhari's Travels.

---Tables,
---[1] Genealogy of the Bukhari Sayyids,
---[2] Books read under Sayyid Jalal al-Din's permission,
---[3] Suhrawardi 'Khirqas' (cloaks) from the shaykhs of Multan and Uch,
---[4] Suhrawardi 'Khirqas' from the shaykhs of Hejaz, Yemen and Iran,
---[5] Suhrawardi 'Khirqa' from Shaykh Amin al-Din al-Balyani,
---[6] Chishti 'Khirqas,'
---[7] Kubrawi 'Khirqas,'
---[8] Qadiri 'Khirqas,'
---[9] Kazaruni 'Khirqas,'
---[10] Rifa'i 'Khirqas,'
---[11] Historical or Miraculous 'Khirqas,'

---Series Editor's Preface,
---Acknowledgements,
---Notes on Transliterations,
---Introduction,


---Part [I]: The education of a Sufi Shaykh,
---[1] Initiation into the Sufi Path,
---[2] Pilgrimage and Travel.


---Part [II]: Teaching and Practice,
---[3] Book learning and Islamic Law,
---[4] Ritual and Practice,
---[5] Money, non-Muslims, Women and Saints.


---Part [III]:Served by the Inhabitants of the World,
---[6] A Public Figure,
---[7] Legacy.


---Conclusion

---Appendix A: Sayyid Jalal al-Din's Khirqas,
---Appendix B: The Malfuzat of Sayyid Jalal al-Din,
---Appendix C: Works attributed to Sayyid Jalal al-Din,
---Appendix D: Tazkira Entries on Sayyid Jalal al-Din,
---Appendix E: Sayyid Jalal al-Din's Bibliography.

---Notes,
---Bibliography,
---Index.



This is an academic/scholarly work for those genuinely interested in sufism and for those studying this genre.


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