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History of Islamic Gnosis and Sufism in Iran by Parvaneh Orujnia.

Persian culture and literature are intrinsically linked to Gnosis and Sufism (lore e tasawwuf), to a greater extent than any other tradition, which focus mainly on the esoteric and interior dimension of Islam and on the relationship between man and God. They are configured as currents of Islamic thought and mystical practice, through which Muslims aspire to direct knowledge of divine Truth, Love and Proximity.

Iran has historically represented a center of spirituality, with important currents and movements based on the study and practice of Gnosis and Sufism. Mystical and esoteric tendencies have always permeated Iranian religions, in which the spiritual pilgrim is distinguished by characteristics and qualities such as detachment from worldly goods and ties to the world, inner freedom, altruism and humanity.


The author of the book is Dr. Parvaneh Orujnia, PhD in Islamic mysticism from the University of Tehran and author of numerous scientific publications.

Translation by Giuseppe Aiello

Edition: Irfan Editions

80 pages.


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