The Principles of Sufism
“With this masterful edition and translation of The Principles of Sufism, Homerin makes available to the English-reading public the most important work of al-Baʿuniyyah, a 16th-century scholar and mystic who lived in Damascus for most of her life. […] Homerin's elegant and readable translation is made especially valuable by the side-by-side presentation of the Arabic and English texts. He offers a brief overview of al-Baʿuniyyah's life and work, positioning her as one of the greatest women scholars in Muslim history.”
"An outstanding example of superb translation and editing."
—Journal of Religious Studies
"Brings to English-speaking audiences a fascinating piece written by one of the most remarkable figures of post-classical Islam."
—Journal of Sufi Studies
“Homerin’s work is an outstanding example of superb translation and editing. Homerin offers the original Arabic manuscript in addition to his translation, which brings to life and grants direct access into the subtleties of original language for non-Arab readership.”
—Journal of Religion History
“This bi-lingual edition…brings to English readership a rare feast: a short treatise on four fundamentals of the Sufi path—Repentance, Sincerity, Remembrance, and Love—strung together with copious quotations from the works of great masters…”
“Th. Emil Homerin’s recent contribution to the field of Sufi studies and Islamic studies generally is his discovery of ‘A’ishah al-Ba’uniyyah—this truly remarkable mystical poetess whose mastery of Sufi poetic diction, intellectual tradition and imagery is fascinating.”
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