A Psychology of Early Sufi Sama : Listening and Altered by Kenneth S Avery

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Given the author’s clear endorsement 23 SAMFW IN EARLY SUFI LITERATURE of the practice, it is surprising that he does not offer a spirited defence against its detractors. This shows the fair-mindedness of Sarraj in giving scope for his opponents to state their case openly. The first reason for disapproval is the claim that the early leaders of Islam opposed the practice. In fact many of the same arguments from SadCth cited by opponents of samAW are also used by supporters in its defence. 27 Ghazalc and others, however, see this same SadCth as supportive of singing, since the Prophet himself allowed it to continue.

Sulamc’s mother was also inclined toward the Sufis, and thus the youth gained a thorough traditional education from an early age. He studied SadCth with some of the leading authorities of the time, and became a specialist in his own right. He travelled extensively in search of Traditions, as far away as the Hijaz, Cairo, Iraq, as well as the Persian-speaking areas of the empire. He also learned the principles of Ashwarc theology, and in law adhered to the Shafiwc school, which in fourth/tenth century Nishapur had many links with the Sufi way.

The discussion is of scant interest in the present context, partly because it is treated in a purely dogmatic fashion, but also since it adds little light on the physical and psychological effects at issue. wajd according to AbE SaWCd b. 18) is a more general discussion of wajd summarised from the work of Abe Sawcd b. al-wArabc. The author begins in a psychological vein, mentioning various feelings or states of mind which can arouse ecstatic experience and which may accompany it. These include ‘disquieting recollection’, ‘fears’, ‘regret’, ‘remorse’, and so on.

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