Showing 13 of 13 Books under ' Sufism '
The Speech of the Birds
Presented by Peter Avery
Mantiqu’t-Tair is one of the masterpieces of Persian literature of which a complete and annotated translation into English in here presented for the first time as The Speech of the Birds. The Speech of the Birds revolves around the decision of the birds of the world to seek a king. Their debilitating...
The Animals Lawsuit Against Humanity
Translated by Rabbi Anson Laytner
A true interfaith title. The ancient antecedents of this tale are thought to have originated in India, but the first written version of the story was penned in Arabic by members of the Islamic "Brethren of Purity", Ikhwan al-Safa, a Sufi order, in the environs of Basra, Iraq, sometime before the tenth...
Mark J. Sedgwick
For more than a millennium, Sufism has been the core of the spiritual experience of countless Muslims. As the chief mystical tradition of Islam, it has helped to shape the history of Islamic societies. Although it is the Sufi face of Islam that has often appealed to Westerners, Sufis and Sufism remain...
Sufi Sage of Arabia
Imam ‘Abdallah ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad
Foreword by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
This unique biography of the saint Imam Abdallah al-Haddad takes readers into the fascinating world and spiritual life of 17th-and early 18th-century Yemen. The life of this great spiritual master—whose teachings and personal example continue to influence lives around the world—is examined, from his...
Sufi Metaphysics and Qur’anic Prophets
Ibn Arabi’s Thought and Method in the Fusus al-Hikam
Ronald L. Nettler
The Fusus al-Hikam is acknowledged to be a summary statement of the Sufi metaphysics of the ‘Greatest Master,’ Ibn Arabi (d. 1240). It is also recognized that the Fusus is a work of great complexity both in its ideas and its style; and, over the centuries, numerous commentaries have been written on it....
Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes
Sufi life and ritual in words and pictures
Foreword by Annemarie Schimmel
Preface by Sayyed Hossein Nasr
Music section by Nezih Uzel
Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes is an account of the Mevlevi Sufi order and its founder, the poet and mystic Mevlana Jalalu’ddin Rumi. Rumi danced and sang his famous verses in memory of his friend and teacher Shams Tabriz, who opened to him the way to direct experience of the Divine Beloved. After Rumi’s...
Quest for the Red Sulphur
The Life of Ibn ‘Arabi
Translated by Peter Kingsley
Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn Arabi is undoubtedly a landmark in Ibn Arabi studies. Until the publication of this book, anyone who wanted to learn about the life of Ibn Arabi has had little choice of material to work from. This major study by Claude Addas is based on a detailed analysis...
Gifts for the Seeker
Imam ‘Abdallah Ibn ‘Alawi Al-Haddad
From Arab Poet to Muslim Saint
Ibn al-Farid, His Verse, and His Shrine
Th. Emil Homerin
Through a detailed examination of a renowned Arab mystical poet, Th. Emil Homerin provides one of the first case studies to illustrate an obscure aspect of popular Islamic faith—the sanctification of saints and the creation of shrines in medieval times. Despite the fact that Muslims have venerated saints...
Early Sufi Women
Abu Abd ar-Rahman as-Sulami
Translated by Rkia Elaroui Cornell
Early Sufi Women is the earliest known work in Islam devoted entirely to women's spirituality. Written by the Persian Sufi Abü 'Abd ar-Rahman as-Sulami (d. 1021), this long-lost work provides portraits of eighty Sufi women who lived in the central Islamic lands between the eighth and eleventh centuries...
Divine Governance of the Human Kingdom
Including What the Seeker Needs and The One Alone
Interpreted by Tosun Bayrak
Autobiography of a Moroccan Sufi Saint
Ahmad Ibn ‘Ajiba
Translated by Jean Louis Michon
and David Streight
Ibn Ajiba, an 18th-century Moroccan saint in the Darqawi Sufi lineage, wrote his fahrasa , or autobiography, not for the pleasure of talking about himself but “to celebrate God's kindness” by informing others of the graces bestowed on him. This account details Ibn Ajiba's travels in search of both secular...
Alone With the Alone in the Name
Gingerly probing the mystery of God's conversations with individuals, this collection of poetry demonstrates that God communicates with people today just as he did in the past, so long as there is someone to listen. Urging readers to cast aside the desperate prerogatives of their runaway egos, these...