The monograph examines the legacy of Mahmoud Shabestari (1288–1321), one of the most renowned classic authors of the medieval Sufism. His most famous work is “The Secret Rose Garden”, which contains a brief description of the major aspects of the Sufi thought.
The monograph’s author attempts not only to present the views of the medieval Sufi, but also helps the readers immerse themselves in the world of the medieval Islamic mysticism. This immersion becomes possible due to the fact that Shabestari’s views are explored in the context of his cultural setting, and the book itself draws on the basic principles of the Islamic culture. The book is intended for general audience.
Lukashev А. А. The world of meaning in few words. Mahmud Shabistari’s philosophical views in the context of the times / А. А. Lukashev; edited by A.V. Smirnov. М.: ООО Sadra, 2020. — 320 p. — (Philosophical thought of the Islamic world: Research. V. 11).