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Abul Qassim al Junayd: Sufism is a remembrance

Abul Qassim al Junayd: Sufism is a remembrance
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Sufism is a remembrance, then a rapture, then neither this nor that, until it seems that it does not exist.
(Abu'l Qassim al-Junayd)


Quote Source & Recommended Reading:

'Farid ad-Din 'Attar's Memorial of God's Friends: Lives and Sayings of Sufis'
By Farid Al-Din Attar (Author), Th Emil Homerin (Preface), Paul Losensky (Translator)

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Presents the lives and sayings of some of the most renowned figures in the Islamic Sufi tradition, translated into a contemporary American English from the Persian of the poet Farid al-Din Attar.
Paul Losensky is associate professor of Central Eurasian studies at Indiana University and author of several articles on Persian literature and literary history. He earned a PhD in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from the University of Chicago.

Th. Emil Homerin is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion & Classics at the University of Rochester, where he teaches courses on Islam, classical Arabic literature, and mysticism. Homerin completed his Ph.D. with honors at the University of Chicago ('87), and he has lived and worked in Egypt and Turkey for a number of years.
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