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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 Mughals and the Sufis
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.
The Anonymity of a Commentator
A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.
Keys to the Beyond
Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.
The Repose of the Spirits
Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.
Emerson in Iran
Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Repentance and the Return to God
The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.
The Sufi and the Friar
An investigation of the spiritual encounter between a twentieth-century Dominican friar and an eleventh-century Afghani Sufi master.
Beauty in Sufism
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.
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.
Living Sufism in North America
Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.
Sufism and American Literary Masters
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.
The Triumph of Mercy
Discusses philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā’s commentary on the opening chapter of the Qur’ān.
Splendor of the True
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of the work of Frithjof Schuon that includes philosophical writings along with a selection of his poems, artworks, and unpublished writings from his personal papers.
Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies
A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.
Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind
Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.
In Search of the Lost Heart
Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.
The Story of Islamic Philosophy
Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.
A Soaring Minaret
The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.
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.
Knowing the Spirit
A modern spiritual classic on the perfection of the soul by a renowned writer from the Islamic 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.
Green Man, Earth Angel
Argues for a renewed vision of the cosmos based on the centrality of the human encounter with the sacred.
The Tao of Islam
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 ...