A Ṣūfī Apologist of Nīshāpūr - The Life and Thought of Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī - S.Z. Chowdhury

A Ṣūfī Apologist of Nīshāpūr - The Life and Thought of Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī - S.Z. Chowdhury

Introduction

A Ṣūfī Apologist of Nīshāpūr - The Life and Thought of Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī - S.Z. Chowdhury

S.Z. Chowdhury [+-]
Independent Scholar
S.Z. Chowdhury, PhD is an examiner and school teacher in History, World Religions as well as Theory of Knowledge and his research areas include Metaphysics, Sufism, Qur’ānic Studies and Islamic Law. He lives and works in London.

Description

Abū cAbd al-Raḥmān Muḥammad b. al-Ḥusayn al-Sulamī (d.412/1021) lived in the 3rd and 4th century AH / 9th and 10th century CE. He was born in the city of Nīshāpūr, one of the most renowned cities in the Islamic world. He was part of a line of earlier Ṣūfī figures who attempted to defend the cardinal tenets of Sufism from accusations of heresy. However al-Sulamī’s surpassed his predecessors by amassing a corpus of antecedent mystical dicta from the architects of Islamic mysticism and substantiating them with transmission channels (isnad) or grounding them in a core teaching of the Prophet Muḥammad. This study demonstrates that al-Sulamī was an accomplished mystic. It outlines his life and times and surveys in full all his works as far as they can be identified. Moreover, the important sources that shaped the development and impression of his thinking and modality of transforming the ego-self (nafs) are presented in detail bringing together earlier and current academic scholarship on him.

Notify A Colleague

Citation

Chowdhury, S.Z.. Introduction. A Ṣūfī Apologist of Nīshāpūr - The Life and Thought of Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-3 Sep 2019. ISBN 9781781795224. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=31685. Date accessed: 09 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.31685. Sep 2019

Dublin Core Metadata