A groundbreaking study of jinn doppelgangers and the problem of evil in Akbarian Sufism.
Uses the intellectual encounter between Islam and modernity to explore the nature of culture, civilization, religion, and tradition.
A comprehensive introduction to the life and thought of one of the Islamic intellectual tradition’s most original and profound authors.
A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.
Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.
Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.
Looks at the emergence of Shiism as a distinct communal identity within Islam.
A fascinating exploration of how the transcendent is expressed in the spatial sensibility of premodern Islam.
A comprehensive overview of the Islamic philosophical tradition.
Using the original, little-known writings of Sufis Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa', this book explores the development of the idea of Islamic sainthood in the post-Ibn 'Arabi period.
An English translation of a seminal book on Sufism from a Shi'i perspective by an eminent Muslim thinker.
Explores dream interpretation among the early Muslims, who saw dreams as a type of prophecy.
An expert on the thought of medieval Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi argues that philosophers have romanticized this work as a revival of “oriental” wisdom.
Provides an account of Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi's revival of Neoplatonism.
Examines the fierce controversy over the legacy of Ibn 'Arabi, the great Islamic mystic.
Explicates the cosmology of Ibn al-'Arabi, the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization.
In this book Chittick explains Ibn al-ʿArabī's concept of human perfection, his World of Imagination, and his teachings on why God's wisdom demands diversity of religious expression. He then suggests ...
This book is the first work in English to present a view from Russia of Islamic mysticism. Ibn Arabi and Rumi are the main characters of the book. Their views reflect Sufi understanding of the Absolute ...
Translations and analyses of three Persian Sufi texts, offering a perspective on Islam that is rarely met in modern works.
This book aims to present to western philosophers the most important theme in Islamic epistemology: knowledge by presence, the knowledge that results from immediate and intuitive awarenes, advocated by ...
Sufism is the esoteric aspect of Islam. Its purpose is to convey direct knowledge of the eternal. The Sufis impart knowledge through lineages that go back to the Prophet Muhammud. In these various Sufi ...
Titus Burckhardt was Swiss and an eminent member of the traditionalist school. He is perhaps best known to the English-speaking public as the author of the following books: Sacred Art in East and West; ...
Islam and the Destiny of Man by Charles Le Gai Eaton is a wide-ranging study of the Muslim religion from a unique point of view. The author, a former member of the British Diplomatic Service, was brought ...
This is the most accessible work in English on the greatest mystical poet of Islam, providing a survey of the basic Sufi and Islamic doctrines concerning God and the world, the role of man in the cosmos, ...