Syllabus of “A History of Islamic Mysticism 1”

COURSE OUTLINE


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Degree M.A./ Ph.D.
Course Title A History of Islamic Mysticism 1
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Level Postgraduate
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Course Synopsis (course description)

History of Islamic Mysticism is a subject that will introduce to students the historical development of Islamic mysticism, from its formative period in the eight century to its mature development in the thirteenth centuries. Moreover, this subject will also discuss the life and works of Muslim mystics, and their essential doctrines. The purpose of this subject is to make students know well the development of Islamic mysticism, its movements from time to time, the biographies of its great figures and their fundamental doctrines and methods.

WEEKLY PLANNER, TOPICS AND READINGS

Week Topics Description of the Topics Recommended Readings
1 Orientation Gives students ideas of what will be presented inthis

subject, and general overview on the history of Islamic Mysticism

2 Ascetic Movement (Zuhd) Discusses emergence of Islamic mystical movement

in the form of Asceticism (zuhd).

3 Hasan Basri & Rabi’ah Discusses the beginning of tasawwuf movement, that flourished in Bashrah
4 Dhu al-Nun al-Misri Discusses his life and works, his mystical doctrine on

ma’rifah and the others.

5 Abu Yazid al-Busthami Discusses his life and works, his doctrine of “ittihad”
6 Junayd and Muhasibi Discusses his life and works and his “sober” mysticism.
7 Hallaj Discusses his life and works and his teaching on “hulul.”
8 Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Discusses his life and works and his teaching and attempt to Harmonize fiqh and mysticism.
9 Ahmad al-Ghazali Discusses his life and works and his teaching on

“mystical quest.”

10 Farid al-Din ‘Attar Discusses his life and works and his teaching on

“wahdat al-wujud”

11 Ibn ‘Arabi Discusses his life and works and his teaching on “ishq”
12 Jalal al-Din Rumi Discusses his life and works and his teaching on “wahdat

al-wujud” and his influence on philosophy.

REFERENCES

  1. Hujwiri, Abu Uthman, Kashf al-Mahjub
  2. Qushayri, Risalah al-Qushayriyyah
  3. Hakim Sana’i, Hadiqat al-Haqiqah
  4. ‘Attar, Farid al-Din, Tazkirat al-Awliya’
  5. ‘Attar, Mantiq al-Tayr
  6. al-Sulami, Tabaqat al-Sufiyyah
  7. Hallaj, al-Tawasin
  8. Ibn Arabi, Fusus al-Hikam
  9. Ibn ‘Arabi, al-Futuhat al-Makkiyyah
  10. Jalal al-Din Rumi, Mathnawi al-Ma’nawi
  11. Fakhry, Majid, A History of Islamic Philosophy.
  12. Mulyadhi Kartanegara, Menyelami Lubuk Tasawuf
  13. Haydar Amuli, Jami’ al-Asrar

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