Religions (Journal)

Kars, A. (Guest editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility


Special Issue: "Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2021.

Recent studies have broadly captured the role and significance of women in the history of Sufism. These have also addressed particular issues in relation to gender, religion, society, culture, and politics within the context of Sufi history, with some focusing on case studies from various regions of the world, including the Near and Middle East, the Subcontinent, North Africa, Indonesia, and North America. There is, however, a greater need for a specialised study focusing on female mystics and the phenomenon of the divine feminine in Sufi experience.

This Special Issue calls for papers on the proposed topic drawing on classical and modern periods. Scholars are invited to approach the topic from their own field of expertise and disciplinary background. Focused areas of inquiry into subjectivity, literary and artistic productivity, and notable figures of importance are welcome.

The Special Issue invites contributors to consider:
The role of female mystics in Sufi circles;
The feminine element in Sufism;
Mysticism as feminine within Sufi context;
Feminine representation in Sufi art (including poetry and music);
Female mystics as spiritual guides and organizational leadership;
The divine feminine.

Dr. Milad Milani
Dr. Zahra Taheri
Dr. Aydogan Kars
Guest Editors
Period5 Oct 20205 Oct 2021
Type of journalJournal
Degree of RecognitionInternational