SUNY series in Islam
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Whirling Dervishes, The
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 ...
Mirror of the Intellect
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
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 ...
The Sufi Path of Love
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, ...