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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
The headlines are filled with the politics of Islam, but there is another side to the world's fastest-growing religion. Sufism is the poetry and mysticism of Islam. This mystical movement from the early ninth century rejects worship motivated by the desire for heavenly reward or the fear of punishment, insisting rather on the love of God as the only... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
As the specter of religious extremism has become a fact of life today, the temptation is great to allow the evil actions and perspectives of a minority to represent an entire tradition. In the case of Islam, there has been much recent confusion in the Western world centered on distorted portrayals of its core values. Born of ignorance, such confusion... more...
- Anqa Publishing 2014; US$ 21.99
Ibn al-'Arabi and the Sufis is a fascinating and groundbreaking analysis of the extent to which various major Sufi figures contributed to the mystical philosophy of Ibn al-'Arabi. While recent scholarship has tended to concentrate on his teachings and life, little attention has been paid to the influences on his thought. Each chapter is dedicated... more...
- Omega Publications, Inc. 2014; US$ 19.99
The Ecstasy Beyond Knowing represents the distilled wisdom of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan?s long lifetime of spiritual seeking and experiences, his dialogues and deep friendships with other mystics and spiritual teachers, and his explorations into the nature of reality with scientists and philosophers.Meditation techniques are explained in detail along... more...
- Quest Books 2012; US$ 19.95
Once a woman brought her son to the thirteenth-century Turkish Sufi master Nasruddin complaining that the boy had an uncontrollable sweet tooth. She asked Nasruddin to tell the boy to stop eating sweets. He said to bring him back in four weeks. When they returned he said, ?Boy, I order you to stop eating sweets!? The mother asked, ?Couldn?t you have... more...
- Quest Books 2012; US$ 18.95
Gold Winner of the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award and the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award! This is a definitive book on the Sufi ?way of blame? that addresses the cultural life of Sufism in its entirety. Originating in ninth-century Persia, the ?way of blame? (Arab. malamatiyya) is a little-known tradition within larger Sufism that focused... more...
- Quest Books 2014; US$ 18.95
Winner of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award! 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 the year he spent in 1991 living with the head... more...
- Quest Books 2012; US$ 15.95
This wise, funny, and compassionate book follows Gowins apprenticeship with Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International. Until now, Pir Vilayat?s order has not had a strong, accessible introduction. This book not only provides that service but is more down-to-earth than most books on Sufism. It also has the advantage... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 6.99
The celebrated Rumi, one of the most widely read poets today, has a special place in the hearts of readers in Europe and America. These profound tales are stories of insightful and entertaining Sufi wisdom. This book presents a selection from The Mathnawi , translated and abridged by E. H. Whinfield. more...
- Tughra Books 2015; US$ 13.99
Mehmet Y. Seker studies the concept of the heart in the Islamic tradition looking at how it is approached by three prominent scholars and thinkers of Islam: Ghazali, Said Nursi, and Fethullah Gulen. Being the first in English to take as its focus the human heart from an Islamic spiritual, this book comparatively analyzes classical and modern age... more...