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Jawanmardi: A Sufi Code of Honour

Lloyd Ridgeon


How did medieval Sufis express their system of everyday morality? Sufism attracts much attention in the West, yet its ethical dimension is often overlooked. Jawanmardi – a key element of Persian Sufism – was the ethic that encouraged the Sufi to put others before himself and to overlook the sins committed by others, representing a humane and liberal understanding of Islam. Many writers in the Persian tradition wrote about jawanmardi, and this book presents three of the key medieval texts in translation: Kitab al-futuwwa by Shihab al-Din Umar Suhrawardi, Futuwwat nama of Mirza 'Abd al-'Azim Kha ... More

Keywords: everyday morality, Sufism, Jawanmardi, Persian tradition, Sufi, Islam, medieval texts, Kitab al-futuwwa, Futuwwat nama

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748641826
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641826.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lloyd Ridgeon, author