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Title:Zarruq the Sufi: a guide in the way and a leader to the truth: a biographical and critical study of a mystic from North Africa
Author:Kusaym, Ali FahmiISNI
City of publisher:Tripoli
Publisher:General Company for Publication
Geographic terms:Islamic countries
Subject:Muslim brotherhoods
About person:Abu al-Abbas Ahmad b. Ahmad Zarruq (1442-1493)ISNI
Abstract:During the second half of the 15th century Ahmad Zarruq al-Barnusi al-Fasi lived, a jurist and the founder of a Sufi order. The introduction explains the historical, social and academic circumstances in his native city, Fez. The first chapter is concerned with his life, education, travels and his contact with Sufism. The second contains a catalogue of his works. There is also a brief analysis of Zarruq the author and of aspects of his authorship. The third traces the Order which Zarruq founded and his position among the various Sufi Orders. The fourth chapter examines the principal Sufi ideas as Zarruq interpreted them from a sunni point of view, in theory and in practice. The fifth chapter is concerned with him as a Sufi critic and some aspects of his criticism in regard to following the Way and the obligations of both the seeker and the master with respect to the sunni concept of Sufism in belief and action.