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Rabi'a From Narrative to Myth

Rabi'a From Narrative to Myth

The Many Faces of Islam's Most Famous Woman Saint, Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya

by Rkia Elaroui Cornell
Hardback
Publication Date: 04/03/2019
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Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya is a figure of myth.

Certainly a woman by this name was born in Basra, Iraq, in the eighth century, but her life remains recorded only in legends, stories, poems and hagiographies. The various depictions of her – as a deeply spiritual ascetic, an existentialist rebel and a romantic lover – seem impossible to reconcile, and yet Rabi'a has transcended these narratives to become a global symbol of both Sufi and modern secular culture.

In this groundbreaking study, Rkia Elaroui Cornell traces the development of these diverse narratives and provides a history of the iconic Rabi'a's construction as a Sufi saint. Combining medieval and modern sources, including evidence never before examined, in novel ways, Rabi'a From Narrative to Myth is the most significant work to emerge on this quintessential figure in Islam for more than seventy years.

ISBN:
9781786075215
9781786075215
Category:
Sufism & Islamic mysticism
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
04-03-2019
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
480
Dimensions (mm):
234x153x34mm
Rkia Elaroui Cornell

Rkia Elaroui Cornell is Professor of Pedagogy and Coordinator of the Arabic program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

She has given numerous lectures and conference presentations on the subjects of Qur 'anic exegesis, women in Islam, and language pedagogy.

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