This is a book worth reading about the struggle of Sufis in Afghanistan. The product description follows: “In the West, Islam has replaced Communism as the new bugbear, while Sufism, Islam’s mystical dimension, is often dismissed as the delusions of an irrational and backward people. Ken Lizzio corrects such misperceptions in this firsthand account of… Read More The Sufis of Afghanistan
“Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240) was one of the great mystics of all time. Through the richness of his personal experience and the constructive power of his intellect, he made a unique contribution to Shi’ite Sufism. In this book, which features a powerful new preface by Harold Bloom, Henry Corbin brings us to the very core of… Read More Alone with the Alone by Henry corbin
Image via Wikipedia Love is the journey, love is the destination, and love is the fuel for the journey. The Sufi is a natural traveller.
Whether you are just becoming interested in the Sufi path or you are already on the way this book by Carl W. Ernst offers a treasure of Sufi writings from the past 10 centuries. “The prose and verse readings in this book were chosen to interest the many people who have become attracted to Sufi… Read More Teachings of Sufism
“Writing from the small Moroccan town of Sale to friends in the capital city of fez, Ibn Abbad composed numerous letters of spiritual direction that spoke to the concrete problems of his devotees. A selection of these letters, written between 1365-1375, is included here.”
A collection of essays on the Sufi tradition by some of the best known contemporary writers on the subject. “For hundreds of years, the inner spiritual core of Islam has been the focus of Sufi practitioners and thinkers. Those initiated into its mysteries have sometimes expressed them in ecstatic poetry, in a symbolic language of… Read More Sufism: Love and Wisdom
Image via Wikipedia Many of the great saints of Islam were also prolific writers and although Sufi practices sometimes caused controversy among the more legalistic minded, many of the Sufis were equally well versed in the other Islamic sciences and based their lives and work solidly on the Qur’an. For a Sufi it is the… Read More Classical Sufi Writers
John Renard has written several good works on Islam and Sufism, this should make for good and instructive reading. clipped from astore.amazon.com Click here With more than 3,000 entries and cross-references on the history, main figures, institutions, theory, and literary works associated with Islam’s mystical tradition, Sufism, this dictionary brings together in one volume extensive… Read More Dictionary of Sufism