Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sufism in Germany: Germans on the Path of Mystic Islam

Sufismus in Deutschland. Deutsche auf dem Weg des mystischen Islam
By Ludwig Schleβmann
(Kölner Veröffentlichungen zur Religionsgeschichte 33)
Köln: Böhlau Verlag 2003
German Anthropology Online
Book review
Ulrich Oberdiek
Sufism in Germany: Germans on the path of mystic Islam
This is the first scientific survey portraying the broad range of universalistic and traditional Islamic-mystical communities and teachers in Germany (Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat Khan, I. and Omar Ali Shah, Naqshbandiyya-Haqqaniyya, Sheikh Nazim, Burhaniyya, Salah Eid, Halisiyye, Sheikh Abdullah Halis Dornbrach, Tariqah as-Safinah, Sheikh Bashir Ahmad Dultz). The author discusses some aspects of the history of reception of Sufism in the German language area, starting from medieval connections, by intellectuals (v. Hammer-Purgstall, J.W.v. Goethe, F. Rückert, F.A.G. Tholuck) and in oriental sciences. Major focus is on the Sufi orders whose members are mostly Germans. Many follow the Cyprus-based teacher Sheikh Nazim al-Haqqani of the Naqshbandi tradition. But there are German Sufi Sheikhs as well who have been initiated in oriental countries. Schleßmann discusses the following questions: what do teachers expect of their pupils?, what are the conditions for a successful Sufi life in the western context?, what do pupils expect? The author shows that the Sufi movement has consolidated after a period of 30 years.

1 comment:

Muhammad said...

Kindly mentioned in your blog that earleir sufiasim come to from Sindh and then there messenger give messege to whole world for peace, wisdom and heart wealth as well as follow there text nowadays around whole world follower of that.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sufism in Germany: Germans on the Path of Mystic Islam
Sufismus in Deutschland. Deutsche auf dem Weg des mystischen Islam
By Ludwig Schleβmann
(Kölner Veröffentlichungen zur Religionsgeschichte 33)
Köln: Böhlau Verlag 2003
German Anthropology Online
Book review
Ulrich Oberdiek
Sufism in Germany: Germans on the path of mystic Islam
This is the first scientific survey portraying the broad range of universalistic and traditional Islamic-mystical communities and teachers in Germany (Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat Khan, I. and Omar Ali Shah, Naqshbandiyya-Haqqaniyya, Sheikh Nazim, Burhaniyya, Salah Eid, Halisiyye, Sheikh Abdullah Halis Dornbrach, Tariqah as-Safinah, Sheikh Bashir Ahmad Dultz). The author discusses some aspects of the history of reception of Sufism in the German language area, starting from medieval connections, by intellectuals (v. Hammer-Purgstall, J.W.v. Goethe, F. Rückert, F.A.G. Tholuck) and in oriental sciences. Major focus is on the Sufi orders whose members are mostly Germans. Many follow the Cyprus-based teacher Sheikh Nazim al-Haqqani of the Naqshbandi tradition. But there are German Sufi Sheikhs as well who have been initiated in oriental countries. Schleßmann discusses the following questions: what do teachers expect of their pupils?, what are the conditions for a successful Sufi life in the western context?, what do pupils expect? The author shows that the Sufi movement has consolidated after a period of 30 years.

1 comment:

Muhammad said...

Kindly mentioned in your blog that earleir sufiasim come to from Sindh and then there messenger give messege to whole world for peace, wisdom and heart wealth as well as follow there text nowadays around whole world follower of that.