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- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
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; Not Available
Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Barks's elegant and beautiful translations of Rumi's greatest poems, including fifteen never-before-published poems. Barks includes an Introduction that sets Rumi in his context and an Afterword musing... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
Pico Iyer?s intoxicating new novel is at once a stylish intellectual mystery and a pulse-quickening love story?the love in question being at once sacred and profane. John Macmillan, a classically reticent Englishman who has moved to California to study the poems of the Sufi mystic Rumi, unexpectedly becomes involved in two equally absorbing quests.... more...
- World Wisdom 2008; US$ 9.99
Behind the clamorous headlines of militant and political Islam lies a more serene and cultivated form of traditional Islam. Jean-Louis Michon, a UNESCO advisor tasked with preserving the architectural and artistic heritage of Islam, unveils this lesser-known dimension of the world's second largest religion. more...
- Omega Publications, Inc. 2011; US$ 13.99
The Hand of Poetry offers entrance into the world of beauty and truth. Seven lectures on Persian poets and poetry given by Hazrat Inayat Khan are followed by fresh translations from the poert Coleman Barks. The greatest poets of Persia ? Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi, and Hafiz ? are brought to life for new generation of readers. more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2001; US$ 12.95
First written in the 12th century, Conference of the Birds is an allegory of extreme measures for extreme times -- the story of birds seeking a king is the story of all of us seeking God. Like the birds, we may be excited for the journey, until we realize that we must give up our fears and hollow desires, that our journey will be long and hard.... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 120.00
One of more poorly understood aspects of the history of the Ottoman Empire has been the flourishing of Sufi mysticism under its auspices. This study tracks the evolution of the Halveti order from its modest origins in medieval Azerbaijan to the emergence of its influential Sa'baniyye branch, whose range extended throughout the Empire at the height... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 40.00
This distinctive comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions - the journey which every believer must make and which leads to the Divine.The author clears away misconceptions and highlights similarities and differences in the thought and lives of six key mystics: Al-Kalabadhi, Al-Daylami, Al-Qushayri,... more...
- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 14.95
Discover moving meditation with one of today's top-selling poets. Rumi was a 13th-century Sufi theologian and poet who spoke of love, unity with God, and spiritual growth. Rumi and his followers, known as the Whirling Dervishes, employed music, poetry, and dance to become closer to God. This guide brings the unique practice of moving meditation... more...