A Reading List for Sufi Beginners 2


Conference of the Birds by Fariduddin Attar is one of the first classics I read about Sufis. It is a wonderful allegory of the Sufi journey and the difficulties and tests faced.

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

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