Theoretical Sufism in the Early Period: With an Introduction to the Thought of Abū Bakr Al-Wāsiṭi (D. Ca. 320/928) on the Interrelationship between Theoretical and the Practical Sufism

Studia Islamica, No. 98/99, pp. 71-94, 2004

25 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2011

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

A discussion of the inter-relationship of theoretical and practical Sufism in the early period through an examination of Abu Bakr al-Wasiti's understanding of repentance (tawba).

Keywords: Sufism, Theoretical Sufism

Suggested Citation

Silvers, Laury, Theoretical Sufism in the Early Period: With an Introduction to the Thought of Abū Bakr Al-Wāsiṭi (D. Ca. 320/928) on the Interrelationship between Theoretical and the Practical Sufism (2004). Studia Islamica, No. 98/99, pp. 71-94, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1742610

Laury Silvers (Contact Author)

University of Toronto ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8
Canada

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