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Pascal Held

Pascal Held is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg). He received his PhD in 2016 from the University of Chicago. His research focuses on Sufism and the intellectual history of the medieval Islamic civilization more broadly.

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Picture of Baghdad during the time of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī

Baghdad during the time of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī

ISBN: 978-1-4632-4438-5
A study of the life and background of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, putative founder of the Qādiriyya order, investigating the sources for his life and attributed works. The book seeks to elucidate the ideas of al-Jīlānī, and to formulate a picture of the most prominent trends of pious and mystical thought in Baghdad during the twelfth century, providing a cultural and geographical angle to the study of Islamic mysticism and piety.