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Published: 01 December 2019

304 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474435062

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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  • First study that intensively deals with the yet unpublished Qur'an commentary of Shams al-Din al-Daylami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