'Reality Without A Name' is a critical examination of a variety of themes and principles that are of relevance to exploring the Sufi mystical path. Using 'Sufism: A Short Introduction' by Professor William C. Chittick as a case study, the present work takes the shortcomings, problems, and errors of the latter book as a starting point for explicating an array of misunderstandings concerning the Sufi spiritual tradition, in particular, and the Islamic religious tradition, in general, that are prevalent both within and outside of academia. In addition, the present study seeks to utilize the ensuing discussion to devleop a constructive approach to engaging -- at least in conceptual terms -- the Sufi path.
Dr. Whitehouse received an honors B.A. in Social Relations from Harvard University and a doctorate in Educational Theory from the University of Toronto. Dr. Whitehouse first stepped onto the Sufi path more than 35 years ago.