Sufism, or Islamic mysticism, has always provoked considerable interest in the West, but volume has so far been written which discusses this aspect of Islam in terms of how it is practised in Western societies. This book draws together leading international authorities to survey the history and current practice of Islamic mysticism in North America and Europe.
John Hinnells is former Professor and founding chair of the Department for the Study of Religion at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. His main research interest is in Zoroastrianism and has also edited the New Penguin Dictionary of Religions and the New Penguin Handbook of Living Religions. Jamal Malik is Chair of Religious Studies and Islamic Studies at the University of Erfurt, Germany. His areas of interest and research are Islamic Religion, Social History of Muslim South Asia, Colonialism and Political Islam, Islamic Mysticism and Muslims in the West.