SUNY series in Islam

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Religion of Love

A groundbreaking study of Farid al-Din ʿAṭṭār, one of Persian literature's greatest poets.

A Lover of God

Collects and interprets the literary legacy of Nūrī, an early Sufi master known for his ecstatic behaviour, eccentric acts, and passionate poems of mystical love.

Metaphysical Institutions

Uses the intellectual encounter between Islam and modernity to explore the nature of culture, civilization, religion, and tradition.

Bedeviled

A groundbreaking study of jinn doppelgangers and the problem of evil in Akbarian Sufism.

Inrushes of the Heart

A comprehensive introduction to the life and thought of one of the Islamic intellectual tradition’s most original and profound authors.

The Anonymity of a Commentator

A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.

The Repose of the Spirits

Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.

Ahmad al-Ghazālī, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love

Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.

Sufism and American Literary Masters

Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.

Rūmī's Mystical Design

Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.

The Charismatic Community

Looks at the emergence of Shiism as a distinct communal identity within Islam.

Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam

A fascinating exploration of how the transcendent is expressed in the spatial sensibility of premodern Islam.

Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present

A comprehensive overview of the Islamic philosophical tradition.

Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt

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.

Kernel of the Kernel

An English translation of a seminal book on Sufism from a Shi'i perspective by an eminent Muslim thinker.

The Early Muslim Tradition of Dream Interpretation

Explores dream interpretation among the early Muslims, who saw dreams as a type of prophecy.

The Wisdom of the Mystic East

An expert on the thought of medieval Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi argues that philosophers have romanticized this work as a revival of “oriental” wisdom.

The Leaven of the Ancients

Provides an account of Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi's revival of Neoplatonism.

Ibn al-ʿArabi in the Later Islamic Tradition

Examines the fierce controversy over the legacy of Ibn 'Arabi, the great Islamic mystic.

The Self-Disclosure of God

Explicates the cosmology of Ibn al-'Arabi, the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization.

Imaginal Worlds

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 ...

Sufi Wisdom

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 ...

Faith and Practice of Islam

Translations and analyses of three Persian Sufi texts, offering a perspective on Islam that is rarely met in modern works.

The Principles of Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy

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 ...