Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2018

288 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474435055

Bookseller Code (06)

Seeing God in Sufi Qur'an Commentaries

Crossings between This World and the Otherworld

Pieter Coppens

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Apocalypticism and Eschatology

  • First in-depth study of the concept of the vision of God in Sufi eschatology, not only focusing on the hereafter, but also on this-worldly vision
  • Compares five understudied tafsir sources, gaining new insights into the genre of Sufi tafsir and its intertextuality
  • First study that intensively deals with the yet unpublished Qur'an commentary of Shams al-Din al-Daylami
  • Includes detailed descriptions of Sufi imaginations of Paradise and Hell and discussions of Qur'anic passages on Adam, Moses and Muhammad related to seeing God