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    •  The World of the Sufi
      The World of the Sufi
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      The World of the Sufi

      The World of the SufiRate this post The World of the Sufi is a comprehensive collection of learned essays and papers on the subject of Sufi thought. One of the book’s attractions is the way that it considers central questions and areas of study from different angles. Sufi literature, the use of humour, and Sufi […]

    •  The Ilahi-Nama (Book of God) Vol. 2
      The Ilahi-Nama (Book of God) Vol. 2
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      The Ilahi-Nama (Book of God) Vol. 2

      The Ilahi-Nama (Book of God) Vol. 21.5 (30%) 2 votes The Ilahi-Nama (Persian: الهی نامه‎) by Attar Farid Al-Din, is another famous poetic work of Attar consisting of 6500 verses. In terms of form and content, it has some similarities with Bird Parliament. Volume 2 …

    •  The Mystics of Islam
      The Mystics of Islam
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      The Mystics of Islam

      The Mystics of IslamRate this post A classic and definitive introduction to the message of Sufism. Long considered one of the classic texts in the field respected by both scholars and those interested in Islamic mysticism. Nicholson’s Mystics of Islam was the first book in the West to offer a lucid, sympathetic picture of Islamic […]

    •  The Need for a Sacred Science
      The Need for a Sacred Science
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      The Need for a Sacred Science

      The Need for a Sacred Science2.3 (46.67%) 3 votes This work is a brilliant blending of sound scholarship and spiritual vision. Jacob Needleman, San Francisco State University. This book brings together in a focused and comprehensive treatment Nasr’s ideas that have been scattered. It provides an integrated overview of the breadth and depth of Nasr s […]

    •  Awakening of the Aspirations
      Awakening of the Aspirations
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      Awakening of the Aspirations

      Awakening of the AspirationsRate this post Awakening of the Aspirations a Commentary of “The Maxims” of Ibn Ataullah byAjibah Al-Hasani, An interpretative full translation and revised version from the previous partial and selected translation of excerpts from the arabic text.

    •  A Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty
      A Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty
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      A Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty

      A Sufi Message of Spiritual LibertyRate this post Inayat Khan wrote this short book for his friends who wanted an introduction to Sufism. The book includes an autobiography of the author as well as information on the Sufi thought of various things, like, nature, God, the Personal Being, Dual Aspect, worship, truth, and self knowledge. […]

    •  Salatul Layl
      Salatul Layl
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      Salatul Layl

      Salatul LaylRate this post Qur’anic verses and ahadith on the merits of reciting Salatul Layl. Includes method of recitation along with Arabic and English along with a rich collection of basic and additional supplications given to us by the Ahlul Bayt (a) that can be recited along with the prayer itself.     Source: al-islam.org

    •  The Rose Garden of Sa’di (Or the Gulistan)
      The Rose Garden of Sa’di (Or the Gulistan)
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      The Rose Garden of Sa’di (Or the Gulistan)

      The Rose Garden of Sa’di (Or the Gulistan)Rate this post Sadi’s Gulistan, or The Rose Garden, is both one of the best known of the Sufi classics and a major work of Persian literature. From its creation in the first half of the 13th century, this work has attained a popularity in the East which […]

    •  The Return to Being: A Translation of Risalat Al-Walayah
      The Return to Being: A Translation of Risalat Al-Walayah
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      The Return to Being: A Translation of Risalat Al-Walayah

      The Return to Being: A Translation of Risalat Al-Walayah4 (80%) 1 vote “The Return to Being” tells the story of the journey of the human soul from the material world to its ultimate goal Chr(45) annihilation in Allah’s actions, attributes, and essence. In this work, ‘Allamah Tabataba’i outlines the human-divine relationship and the stages by […]

    •  Al-Qusharyri’s Epistle on Sufism
      Al-Qusharyri’s Epistle on Sufism
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      Al-Qusharyri’s Epistle on Sufism

      Al-Qusharyri’s Epistle on Sufism3.4 (67.06%) 17 votes Al-Qusharyri’s Epistle on Sufism: Al-risala Al-qushayriyya Fi ‘ilm Al-tasawwuf Written in 437/1045, Al-Qushayri’s Epistle on Sufism has served as a primary textbook for many generations of Sufi novices down to the present. The book gives an illuminating insight into the everyday lives of Sufi devotees of the 8th-11th […]

    •  Salaman and Absal
      Salaman and Absal
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      Salaman and Absal

      Salaman and AbsalRate this post This is a translation of an allegorical Sufi poem by the Persian Sufi poet Jami. Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami, (b. 1441 d. 1492), lived in what is today Afghanistan and Uzebekistan. The translator, Edward Fitzgerald, is best known for his translation of the Rubayyat of Omar Khayyam. This book […]

    •  Islamic Gnosis (Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)
      Islamic Gnosis (Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)
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      Islamic Gnosis (Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)

      Islamic Gnosis (Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)Rate this post The Concepts of ‘Irfan, Sufism, Hikmat and Philosophy.In the cosmic realm, human beings are like balls released into space which have within them a hidden potential energy for flight into an infinitely sublime world. But the gravitational attraction of worldly pleasures draws them toward the depths of […]

    •  The Conference of the Birds
      The Conference of the Birds
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      The Conference of the Birds

      The Conference of the BirdsRate this post Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar’s great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism – an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God – it describes […]

    •  Salaat the Mode of Divine Proximity and Recognition
      Salaat the Mode of Divine Proximity and Recognition
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      Salaat the Mode of Divine Proximity and Recognition

      Salaat the Mode of Divine Proximity and RecognitionRate this post This book has dealt with the issues of the role of Salaat in connecting people to God the Creator and how this connection can become better qualitatively. Also in this book the answer of this question is provided: “why is this action regarded as the […]

    •  Saints and Sons
      Saints and Sons
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      Saints and Sons

      Saints and SonsRate this post Saints and Sons: The Making and Remaking of the Rashidi Ahmadi Sufi Order, 1799-2000 (Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia) This first history of the Rashidi Ahmadiyya argues for a new explanation of the great Sufi revival of the eighteenth century, and also defines a […]

    •  Travelling the Path of Love
      Travelling the Path of Love
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      Travelling the Path of Love

      Travelling the Path of LoveRate this post A collection of sayings of the Sufi masters from the ninth century to the present day. Resonant with devotion, the writings describe the spiritual path with simplicity, directness, humor, and wisdom.

    •  Justice and Remembrance Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali( a.s )
      Justice and Remembrance Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali( a.s )
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      Justice and Remembrance Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali( a.s )

      Justice and Remembrance Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali( a.s )Rate this post Ali b. Abi Talib, son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Muhammad is a monumental figure within the Islamic tradition. But despite the immense importance of Imam Ali, there is a dearth of literature in Western languages about his life and thought. This […]

    •  Fusus al hikam : The Seals of Wisdom
      Fusus al hikam : The Seals of Wisdom
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      Fusus al hikam : The Seals of Wisdom

      Fusus al hikam : The Seals of Wisdom3 (60%) 1 vote Fusus al hikam : The Seals of Wisdom by Shaykh al Akbar Muhi-d-Din Ibn’ Arabi… This work will, we are convinced, reach two groups in the present culture and affect them profoundly. One, the personal seeker who wishes to learn the true science of the […]

    •  The Spiritual Life
      The Spiritual Life
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      The Spiritual Life

      The Spiritual LifeRate this post The spiritual life selected  by Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai translated with Explanatory Notes by William  C. Chittick …

    •  Qaysari’s Muqaddimah to his Sharh Fusus al-Hikam
      Qaysari’s Muqaddimah to his Sharh Fusus al-Hikam
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      Qaysari’s Muqaddimah to his Sharh Fusus al-Hikam

      Qaysari’s Muqaddimah to his Sharh Fusus al-HikamRate this post In order to explore the teachings of Ibn Arabi, it is worthwhile to begin by examining the prolegomena to Matla’ Khusus al-Kilam fi Ma’ani Fusus al-Hikam, Dawud Qaysari’s commentary on Fusus al-Hikam. Although his commentary on the Fusus represents the third in a direct line going […]

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