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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 periods an…

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Silvers, Laury, “Representations: Sufi Literature: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0638>
First published online: 2009

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