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Sufi Narratives of Intimacy
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Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn 'Arab?, Gender, and Sexuality

Sa'diyya Shaikh

Abstract

Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-Άrabī gave deep and sustained attention to gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood. Reading his works through a critical feminist lens, this book opens fertile spaces in which new and creative encounters with gender justice in Islam can take place. Grounding her work in Islamic epistemology, the author attends to the ways in which Sufi metaphysics and theology might allow for fundamental shifts in Islamic gender ethics and legal formulations, addressing wide-ranging contemporary challeng ... More

Keywords: Sufi poet, mystic, legal scholar, gender justice, human existence, moral personhood, Islam, Islamic epistemology, Sufi metaphysics, Islamic gender ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835333
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869864_shaikh

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sa'diyya Shaikh, author