Books on Sufism

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced designations were determined by Dr. Abou El Fadl. Placement of a book within this section was determined by Professor O'Donnell. BEGINNER: Baldick, Julian. Mystical Islam: An Introduction to Sufism. Washington Square, NY: New York University Press, 1989. Chittick, William C. Sufism: A Short Introduction. Oxford, England: Oneworld, 2000. Chittick, William C., trans. and ed. The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1983. Ernst, Carl W. Words of Ecstasy in Sufism. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1984. Lings, Martin. A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century, Shaikh Ahmad al-'alawi: His Spiritual Heritage and Legacy. London: George Allen & Unwin, 2nd ed., 1971. Lings, Martin. What is Sufism? Cambridge, UK: The Islamic Texts Society, 1993 (reprint ed.). Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Sufi Essays. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2nd ed., 1991. Nurbakhsh, Javad. Dogs from a Sufi Point of View. London: Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publ., 1989. Nurbakhsh, Javad. The Psychology of Sufism. New York: Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publ., 1992. Nurbakhsh, Javad. Spiritual Poverty in Sufism. London: Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publ., 1984. Nurbakhsh, Javad. Sufism: Meaning, Knowledge and Unity. New York: Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publ., 1981. Nurbakhsh, Javad. Sufi Symbolism, 5 Vols. London: Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publ., 1984-1995. Nurbakhsh, Javad. Sufi Women. London: Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publ., 2nd ed., 1990. Nurbakhsh, Javad. In the Tavern of Ruin: Seven Essays on Sufism. New York: Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publ., 2nd ed., 1992. Sells, Michael A. Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1996. INTERMEDIATE: Abdel-Kader, Ali Hassan. The Life, Personality and Writings of al-Junayd: A Study of a Third/Ninth Century Mystic with an Edition and Translation of his Writings. London: Luzac & Co., 1976. Abun-Nasr, Jamil M. The Tijaniyya: A Sufi Order in the Modern World. London: Oxford University Press, 1965. Addas, Claude. Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn 'arabî. Cambridge, UK: The Islamic

1992. 2002. Eternal Garden: Mysticism. Henry (Joseph H. Vincent J. 1996. 1997. CA: North Atlantic Books. Corbin. CO: Shambhala. . Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism. 2002. Affifi. Richard M. Corbin. 1998. trans. Carl W. Abu'l-A'la. Chittick. The Self-Disclosure of God: Principles of Ibn al-'arabi's Cosmology. Faith and Practice of Islam: Three Thirteenth Sufi Texts. Eaton. Chittick. Cambridge. NJ: Princeton University Press. 1978. The Mystical Philosophy of Muhyîd'Dîn Ibnul-'arabî. Carl W.. Cornell. NY: State University of New York Press. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Chittick. 1996. UK: The Islamic Texts Society. Ernst. 1993. 1989. 1997. 1998. Coates. Albany. 1995. Albany. MA: Shambhala. Ernst. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'arabi. Carl W. William C.Texts Society. NY: State University of New York Press. Ibn 'arabi and Modern Thought: The History of Taking Metaphysics Seriously. and Bruce B. William C. The Way of Abu Madyan. Corbin. The Shambhala Guide to Sufism. Chodkiewicz. NJ: Paulist Press. Ernst. TX: University of Texas Press. Princeton. Peter. Carl W. Tor. NY: State University of New York Press. Fakhruddin 'Iraqi--Divine Flashes. Henri (Nancy Pearson. Cornell. UK: The Islamic Texts Society. Ruzbihan Baqli: Mystical Experience and the Rhetoric of Sainthood in Persian Sufism.). NY: State University of New York Press. Boulder. Lawrence. NY: State University of New York Press. Vincent J. Chittick. trans. Cambridge. 1987. Albany. Albany. 1936. and Peter Lamborn Wilson. NY: State University of New York Press.. William C. The Seal of the Saints: Prophethood and Sainthood in the Doctrine of Ibn 'arabi. 1993. 1978. Ernst. Mahwah. NJ: Princeton University Press. 1982. UK: Anqa Publ. William C. Henry. Boston. Rowe. Andrae. William C. In the Garden of Myrtles: Studies in Early Islamic Mysticism.). Austin. Chittick. Princeton. The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism. Michel. and Politics at a South Asian Sufi Center. Oxford. History. 1992. 1300-1700: Social Roles of Sufis in Medieval India. trans. Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond. UK: Cambridge University Press. Berkeley. 1998. Albany. Sufis of Bijapur. The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-'arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination. Cambridge. The Voyage and the Messenger: Iran and Philosophy. Albany. London: Curzon Press. Imaginal Worlds: Ibn al-'arabi and the Problem of Religious Diversity. ed.

Knysh. Sufi Ritual: The Parallel Universe. You Are Fire: The Life and Work of Rumi. 1992. Notes from a Distant Flute: Sufi Literature in Pre-Mughal India.W. Islamic Mysticism: A Short History. 1996. ed. Alexander. 1975. Oxford. Tehran: Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy. New York: Paulist Press. Boston. Al-Hallaj. R. Ibn 'abbad of Ronda: Letters on the Sufi Path. John.). 2000.J. 1978. trans.). IN: University of Notre Dame Press. Lawrence. Cambridge. 1979). 1990. Bezels of Wisdom. Widad. All the King's Falcons: Rumi on Prophets and Revelation. 1995. Evanston. Herbert W. London: Fine Books. Chapel Hill. the Woman Saint of Basra. Schimmel. 1994. Albany. Ian Richard. 1980. Enigmatic Saint: Ahmad Ibn Idris and the Idrisi Tradition. London: Octagon Press. John. 1982 Schimmel. . Annemarie. Renard. UK: Anqa Publ. Sachiko.Ibn 'ata' Allah al-Iskandari (Mary Ann Koury-Danner. The Death of al-Hallaj: A Dramatic Narrative. trans. NY: State University of New York Press. Notre Dame. 2000. Renard. NC: University of North Carolina Press. Austin.S. O'Fahey. 2000. trans. MA: Shambhala.. 1991 (originally published. Richmond. As Through a Veil: Mystical Poetry in Islam. Ibn al-'arabi (Cecilia Twinch and Pablo Beneito. Murata. NC: University of North Carolina Press. Annemarie. Chapel Hill. Bruce B. Mason. Surrey: Curzon Press. Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light: Wang Tai-Yü's Great Learning of the Pure and Real and Liu Chih's Displaying the Concealment of the Real Realm. 2001. A Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry. Netton. el-Sakkakini. 1992. ADVANCED: Ibn al-'arabi (R. NY: State University of New York Press. 1978. Mystical Dimensions of Islam.J. UK: The Islamic Texts Society. 1982. New York: Paulist Press. Nizam ad-din Awliya--Morals for the Heart. Brill. Bruce B. Leiden: E. Schimmel. The Triumphal Sun: A Study of the Works of Jalaloddin Rumi. S. IL: Northwestern University Press.). Schimmel. Herbert. Annemarie. First Among Sufis: The Life and Thought of Rabia al-Adawiyya. 1992. Schimmel. Annemarie. Albany. New York: Columbia University Press. 1988. Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries. Surrey: Curzon Press.J. Annemarie. Lawrence. New York: Paulist Press. I Am Wind. trans. Richmond. Mason... The Key to Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation.

trans. Ibn al-'arabi (Pablo Beneito and Stephen Hertenstein. 1973. with introductory essay by Elton Hall). 2000. Rochester. interpretative trans. Muhyiddin (Raghavan Iyer. Ibn al-'arabi.J. The Book of Certainty: The Sufi Doctrine of Faith. MA: Harvard University Press. The Seals of Wisdom (ten selections from the Fusus al-Hikam). Vision and Gnosis. UK: Anqa Publ. Milson. 1992. Oxford. Abu Bakr. Ibn al-'arabi (R. Cambridge. Cambridge. Siraj ad-Din. Menahem.) Journey to the Lord of Power: A Sufi Manual on Retreat. 1971. CA: Concord Grove Press. Cambridge. The Secret of Secrets.W. 1981. Santa Barbara.). trans. UK: The Islamic Texts Society. London: George Allen & Unwin.. 2002. A Sufi Rule for Novices: Kitab adab al-muridin of Abu Najib alSuhrawardi.Ibn al-'arabi (Rabia Harris. . ed. Sufis of Andalusia: The Ruh al-quds and Al-Durrat alFakhirah.). VT: Inner Traditions. Austin. UK: The Islamic Texts Society. trans. The Seven Days of the Heart: Prayers for the Days and Nights of the Week. 1983. Hadrat 'abd al-Qadir (Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti.).. trans. al-Jilani.

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