This article follows a post-doctoral research on Middle Age's Sufism and its relationship to Christian mysticism in that historical period. In this sense, we intend to demonstrate, by a comparative methodology, the similarities between the Christian mystic St. Francis of Assisi and the Muslim mystic of al-Andalus, al-Sustarī, in relation to their theses on the vows of poverty and on the love of God. St. Francis of Assisi and al-Sustarī were the “minstrels” of divine love, wandering from land to land, carrying their message not only to the West but also to the East. They shared their ideals, hymns and songs on the love of God both with Christians and Muslims, therefore contributing to the interreligious dialogue of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|