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Before ṣūfiyyāt: female Muslim renunciants in the 8th and 9th centuries CE

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Some scholars have attempted to identify a distinctive, feminine spirituality among early Muslim renunciants and Sufis. Studies by Roded, Azad, Dakake, and Silvers are reviewed. Content analysis of Ibn al-Jawzī, Ṣifat al-ṣafwa, suggests that renunciant women and men (of the period before classical Sufism) were remembered for similar devotional activities in similar frequencies. The Damascene Yazīd b. Maysara (fl. earlier 2nd/8th cent.) is quoted as saying, “A reprobate woman is like a thousan...

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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1163/22105956-12341287

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Sufi Studies Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
115–139
Publication date:
2016-12-02
Acceptance date:
2016-08-26
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EISSN:
2210-5956
ISSN:
2210-5948
Pubs id:
pubs:647236
URN:
uri:30780b1c-4781-444f-9e8d-7e1cd0fae68b
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uuid:30780b1c-4781-444f-9e8d-7e1cd0fae68b
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pubs:647236
Paper number:
2

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