Search for dissertations about: "sufism thesis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words sufism thesis.

  1. 1. American Dervish: Making Mevlevism in the United States of America

    Author : Simon Sorgenfrei; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Sufism; Mevlevi Sufism; Esotericism; Performance; Ritual; Islam; Women and Religion; Rumi; Mevlevi Order of America; Sufism;

    Abstract : In the late 1970s, the Turkish Mevlevi Sufi sheikh Süleyman Dede arrived from Konya, Turkey, in the United States. There he initiated a number of individuals primarily belonging to American esoteric groups as sheikhs in the Mevlevi order, known in Euro-America as the whirling dervishes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sufism and the Quest for Spiritual Fulfilment in D. H. Lawrence's "The Rainbow"

    Author : Fereshteh Zangenehpour; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; D. H. Lawrence; The Rainbow; Sufism; Persian poetry; spiritualism; mysticism; transcendentalism; immanence; Persian ancient religions; Phoenix;

    Abstract : This thesis is a study of Lawrence's religious concerns and focuses on how they took shape in his writing. Attention is primarily given to Lawrence as a mystical writer and the degree to which this distinction becomes evident in his novel, The Rainbow. READ MORE

  3. 3. Lovers of Muhammad : A Study of Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufis in the Twenty-First Century

    Author : Simon Stjernholm; Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Sufism; Islam; Britain; Naqshbandi-Haqqani; Shaykh Nazim; Hisham Kabbani; Sufi Muslim Council; transnationalism; discursive tradition; narrative; hagiography; dhikr;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to contribute, both empirically and theoretically, to the field of study within Islamology that concerns contemporary Sufism in non-Muslim majority societies. It does so by investigating how activities and narratives provide meaning and identity for participants in the transnational Sufi movement Naqshbandi-Haqqani. READ MORE

  4. 4. Muṣannifak, Ḥall al-rumūz wa-kashf al-kunūz : Part 2: Sharḥ Risālat al-abrāǧ. Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary

    Author : Jonathan Morén; Bo Isaksson; Bernd Radtke; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Muṣannifak; Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥya al-Suhrawardī; Islamic Philosophy; Sufism; Arabic; Semitic Languages; Semitiska språk;

    Abstract : The Risālat al-abrāǧ (‘Epistle of the Towers’) is one of the least studied works by the 12th century philosopher and mystic Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥyā al-Suhrawardī, founder of the Ishrāqī or Illuminationist school of philosophy. The epistle, much in the vein of Suhrawardī’s other short allegorical narratives, depicts the journey of the individual soul through the microcosm of the human body and the dangers along the road to ultimate deliverance. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Alevi-Bektasi Legacy: Problems of Acquisition and Explanation

    Author : Ilhan Ataseven; Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Teologi; Theology; Religion; Science; Irrational; Rational; Bektasi; Alevi; Turkey; Sufism;

    Abstract : Mystics and amateur politicians in the margin of Turkish society. The specific case of marginalisation in the specific context of my choice provides a wealth of details to be accounted for. All details taken together are real life itself and can thus not be accounted for in a book. READ MORE