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Representations: Sufi Literature: Overview
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Images of sex, gender, and women in Sufism have been influenced by the texts and teachings from the early and classical periods, which comprise images that are by Western contemporary standards equitable, admiring, and misogynistic – even in the work of a single author – and are the key sources for Sufism of all per…

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Silvers, Laury, “Representations: Sufi Literature: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0638>
First published online: 2009



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