Laury Silvers, "A Soaring Minaret: Abu Bakr Al-Wasiti and the Rise of Baghdadi Sufism"
English | ISBN 10: 1438431716 | 2010 | PDF | 152 pages | 13.9 MB
Sufi scholar Abu Bakr al-Wasiti (d. ca. 320 AH/932 CE) was called a "soaring minaret" for his cutting comments and keen theological insights. Wasiti's life is little known today, but elements of his lost Quran commentary have come down to us through the glosses of his students, and his career offers a window into the development of Islamic mysticism and metaphysics.