'A'isha al-Ba'uniyya is a female mystic from 15th-century Damascus. In her treatise about 'The Principles of Sufism' she examines, at the request of a Sufi fellow, the four roots of Islamic mysticism: repentance, sincere faith, remembrance, and love. This last section is followed by an appendix on divine Love, which is here partially translated, for the first time, into Italian. A vibrant text, woven with Qur'anic quotations and 'A'isha's own poems, it represents a remarcable example of a female understanding of Islam.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The mystical itinerary of a friend of God|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- 'A'isha al-Ba'uniyya
- Islamic mysticism