The Doctrine of the Sufis ( Kitab al-Ta'arruf li-madhab ahl al-tasawwuf ); Translated from the Arabic of Abu Baker al-Kalabadhi. Arthur John - ARBERRY.

The Doctrine of the Sufis ( Kitab al-Ta'arruf li-madhab ahl al-tasawwuf ); Translated from the Arabic of Abu Baker al-Kalabadhi

Lahore, Pakistan: Sh. Muhammed Ashraf, 1983. Reprint. Hardcover. Octavo. xviii + 190pp. Red cloth with black title to spine and front cover. Offers the reader the meaning and derivations of the term Sufi; states the tenets of Islam; discusses the various stations of the Sufis, such as fear, hope, love etc, and discusses the technical terms of the Sufis. The translator, Arthur John Arberry (1905 – 1969) was a highly respected scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Islamic studies whose latter years were spent as a Professor and Fellow at Cambridge University. Arberry's translations are still esteemed, and his work on Rumi was largely responsible for the introduction of this marvel of religious literature to the West. The customary basic production values of East Asian book production at the time, otherwise just a bit of ordinary shelf wear and dust, US bookshop inkstamps on endpapers. Overall a tight, clean VG copy in VG- dust jacket (Dust jacket panels a bit discoloured, edges rubbed and chafed, not clipped. Now in protective mylar cover.). Item #66752

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