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Smith, Margaret 1884-1970

Overview
Works: 59 works in 431 publications in 5 languages and 3,856 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: BP80.R3, 297.4
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Most widely held works by Margaret Smith
Rābiʻa the mystic & her fellow-saints in Islām : being the life and teachings of Rābiʻa al-ʻAdawiyya Al-Qaysiyya of Bașra together with some account of the place of the women saints in Islām by Margaret Smith( Book )

58 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the mystics : the early Christian mystics and the rise of the Sūfīs by Margaret Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to mysticism by Margaret Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1930 and 1977 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings from the mystics of Islām by Margaret Smith( Book )

36 editions published between 1950 and 1994 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, containing a short account of the history and development of Islamic mysticism, followed by translations fo the sayings and writings of nearly fifty of the mystics of Islam, both Arab and Persian, may be a means of increasing the reader's knowledge of Islamic mysticism and interest in it. The passages chosen cover a period of over a thousand years, from the 8th to the middle of the 19th century AD. They are arranged in chronological order and each is prefixed by a few lines giving biographical details of the mystic concerned, though of a few of them practically nothing is known"--Cover
An introduction to the history of mysticism by Margaret Smith( Book )

26 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and Dutch and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslim women mystics : the life and work of Rábiʻa and other women mystics in Islám by Margaret Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an authoritative account of the life and teachings of the ninth-century Muslim saint, Rabi'a, and represents the first complete biography of this unique individual. Discussing the place of Rabi'a in Islamic tradition, Dr Smith offers a survey of the female saints and mystics of the Muslim world, providing an unusual insight into women's impressive contribution to the rich heritage of Islam
An early mystic of Baghdad; a study of the life and teaching of Ḥārith b. Asad al-Muḥāsibī, A.D. 781-A.D. 857 by Margaret Smith( Book )

35 editions published between 1935 and 1980 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rábiʻa : the life & work of Rábiʻa and other women mystics in Islam by Margaret Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative account of the life and teachings of the ninth-century Muslim saint, Rabi'a, represents the first complete biography of this unique individual. Discussing the place of Rabi'a in Islamic tradition, Dr Smith also offers a survey of the female saints and mystics of the Muslim world, providing an unusual insight into women's impressive contribution to the rich heritage of Islam
The Ṣūfī path of love; an anthology of Ṣūfism by Margaret Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 1983 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in early mysticism in the Near and Middle East by Margaret Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and Indonesian and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Persian mystics: ʻAṭṭār by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār( Book )

16 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Ghazālī, the mystic; a study of the life and personality of Abū Hāmid Muhammad al-Tūsī al-Ghazālī by Margaret Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1944 and 2000 in English and Indonesian and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Muḥāsibī; an early mystic of Baghdad by Margaret Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and Arabic and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-riʻāya liḥuqūq Allāh by al-Ḥārith ibn Asad Muḥāsibī( Book )

3 editions published in 1940 in Arabic and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rābi'a the Mystic and her fellow saints : being the life and teachings of Rābia al-'Adawiya Al-Qaysiyya of Başra together with some account of the place of women saints in Islam by Margaret Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabia the Mystic and Her Fellow-saints in Islam by Margaret Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabi'a, a female Sufi saint, was born in 717 CE and released from slavery to lead a life in pursuit of purity and perfect union with God. Her teachings and the numerous miracles attributed to her have made her an influential and revered figure in Sufi theology. This authoritative 1928 biography of the saint was written by Margaret Smith, who mastered numerous eastern languages, travelled extensively, and published a number of translations of important Arabic texts. Smith's linguistic skill and her immersion in the culture she studied has produced a book still considered an important account of Rabi'a's life. Smith also includes an incisive discussion of the role of women in early Islamic mysticism and an examination of Sufi doctrine, and examines the issues of celibacy and sainthood in Islam. A biography of one exceptional woman written by another
 
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Rābiʻa the mystic & her fellow-saints in Islām : being the life and teachings of Rābiʻa al-ʻAdawiyya Al-Qaysiyya of Bașra together with some account of the place of the women saints in IslāmRābi'a the Mystic and her fellow saints : being the life and teachings of Rābia al-'Adawiya Al-Qaysiyya of Başra together with some account of the place of women saints in Islam
Alternative Names
Margaret M. Smith

Smith, Margaret 1884-

Маргарет Смит

مرجريت سميث

玛格丽特·史密斯 (作家)

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Readings from the mystics of IslāmMuslim women mystics : the life and work of Rábiʻa and other women mystics in IslámRábiʻa : the life & work of Rábiʻa and other women mystics in IslamStudies in early mysticism in the Near and Middle EastRābi'a the Mystic and her fellow saints : being the life and teachings of Rābia al-'Adawiya Al-Qaysiyya of Başra together with some account of the place of women saints in IslamRabia the Mystic and Her Fellow-saints in Islam