To be informed and familiarize with the multiplicity of expressions and events, political, religious and mystical, within the Abode of Islam, with the ultimate goal of understanding the cultural, historical, theological and political causes of differentiation and development of the various branches, and in particular political Islam and Muslim mysticism with its diverse tariqas. To approach scientifically similarities and contradictions of the diverse tariqats with official Islam and the different expressions and embodiment of Political Islam.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Sufism and turuk (tariqats). Students will be informed about the diversity that exists in the Islamic world and they will understand the main branches of sunnis and shiis. They will learn about their theology and the evolution of these two branches, with a special reference to the shiis. At the same time they will be informed about the empirical and spiritual understanding of Islam from the diverse sufi branches. They will follow the evolution of Sufism during the formative, classic, modern and contemporary times.
sufism, Turuk, Islamic Mysticism, Sunnis, Shiis, Political Islam
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Γρ. Ζιάκας, Ο Μυστικός Ποιητής Μαουλάνα Τζαλαλεντίν Ρούμι και η διδασκαλία του, εκδ. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1996.
2.Καρλ Ερνστ (2001), ΣΟΥΦΙΣΜΟΣ
Η ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ ΚΑΙ Η ΠΡΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΜΥΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΙΣΛΑΜ, Αρχέτυπο, ΑΘήνα