Examines the relationship between Mughal political culture and the two dominant strains of Islam's Sufi traditions in South Asia: one centered around orthodoxy, the other focusing on a more accommodating and mystical spirituality.
A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.
Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.
Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.
Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.
An investigation of the spiritual encounter between a twentieth-century Dominican friar and an eleventh-century Afghani Sufi master.
A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
Analyzes the place of beauty in the Sufi understanding of God, the world, and the human being through the writings of Sufi scholar and saint Rūzbihān Baqlī.
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.
Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.
Considers what is known of acclaimed early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī and how he was characterized in various times and places.
Discusses philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā’s commentary on the opening chapter of the Qur’ān.
A new anthology of the work of Frithjof Schuon that includes philosophical writings along with a selection of his poems, artworks, and unpublished writings from his personal papers.
Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.
Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.
Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.
The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.
Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.
The Tao of Islam is a rich and diverse anthology of Islamic teachings on the nature of the relationships between God and the world, the world and the human being, and the human being and God. Focusing ...