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Sufism

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  • Sponsoring Sufismby Fait Muedini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Sponsoring Sufism argues that governments are sponsoring Sufism not only because they see it as an 'apolitical' movement that won't challenge their existing authority, but also that ties to Sufi orders gives them religious credibility, something they seek as they face the rise of Islamist parties. more...

  • Sponsoring Sufismby Fait Muedini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Sponsoring Sufism argues that governments are sponsoring Sufism not only because they see it as an 'apolitical' movement that won't challenge their existing authority, but also that ties to Sufi orders gives them religious credibility, something they seek as they face the rise of Islamist parties. more...

  • The Paragon Parrot, and Other Inspirational Tales of Wisdomby Rumi Author

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 6.99

    This thoughtful selection by Arthur Scholey provides an inviting taster to Rumi's great work. Here are stories of magic birds, of ants, mice, hares and lions, of camels, donkeys and parrots - some of the earliest parrot jokes on record - tales of beggars, saints, lovers, thieves, fools, slaves and kings, and the Angel of Death. They are down-to-earth... more...

  • The Essence of Sufismby John Baldock

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 1.99

    Insight into Life is the real religion, which alone can help man to understand Life.' Hazrat Inayat Khan The Sufis have been using carefully constructed stories for teaching purposes for thousands of years. Though on the surface these often appear to be little more than fairy or folk tales, the Sufis hold that they enshrine - in their charac... more...

  • Jawanmardiby Lloyd Ridgeon

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Sufism attracts much attention in the West, yet its ethical dimension is often overlooked. Jawanmardi - a key element of Persian Sufism - was the ethic that encouraged the Sufi to put others before himself and to overlook the sins committed by others, representing a humane and liberal understanding of Islam.Many writers in the Persian tradition wrote... more...

  • Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianityby Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity offers a comparative study of the works of the Sufi-poet Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) and the practical teachings of the German Dominican, Meister Eckhart (c1260-1327/8). Rumi has remained an influential figure in Islamic mystical discourse since the thirteenth century, while also extending his impact... more...

  • Rumi: Bridge to the Soulby Coleman Barks

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks, Rumi's unlikely, supremely passionate ambassador, to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday? Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi, has collected and... more...

  • Islamby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents. In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth: ?What Is Islam? ?The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam ?Islamic Practices and Institutions ... more...

  • A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protectionby Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi; Suha Taji-Farouki

    Anqa Publishing 2007; US$ 19.99

    Widely used for centuries in Sufi circles, the prayer known as "The Most Elevated Cycle" ( al-Dawr al-a?la ) or "The Prayer of Protection" ( Hizb al-wiqaya ), written by the great Sufi master Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, has never before been available in English. This book provides a lucid English translation and an edited Arabic text of this beautiful... more...

  • Sufis in Western Societyby Markus Dressler; Ron Geaves; Gritt Klinkhammer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic tensions between religious globalization processes and... more...