A Soaring Minaret: Abu Bakr al-Wasiti and the Rise of by Laury Silvers

By Laury Silvers

The improvement of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is gifted during the lifestyles and paintings of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.

Sufi pupil Abu Bakr al-Wasiti (d. ca. 320 AH/932 CE) used to be known as a “soaring minaret” for his slicing reviews and prepared theological insights. Wasiti’s lifestyles is little identified at the present time, yet parts of his misplaced Qur

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