Sufi Experience of God

A Seeker's Guide

Sufi Experience of God

Sufi Experience of God by Faqir Dr. Ahmad Javid Sarwari Qaderi takes us through the journey within. Like long cherished wisdom from a dear and intimate friend, Ahmad Javid with uncanny insight, captures the many forms and stages of love towards God. His poetry like writing mimics the stages of the mystic's path towards God. Filled with personal recollections and experiences of other Sufis, Dr. Javid takes you on a journey in which pure love dissolves personal boundaries and human limitations. In this expedition to unearthing the noble truths, you are gradually exposed to the universal mysticism encoded in the Qur'an and in the classical Sufi traditions. In this stunning book, Dr. Ahmad Javid has brilliantly succeeded in capturing the essence of the Qur'an. He is turning out to be one of Islam's greatest poetic and spiritual voices in the West. Sufi Experience of God is a dervish guide to life and love in the modern world.

The Friends of God

Sufi Saints in Islam, Popular Poster Art from Pakistan

The Friends of God

Modern poster-portraits depicting Sufi saints and their shrines are a vivid medium of piety and devotion. These colorful, visually fascinating, and powerful prints are particularly significant for the study of those contemporary views of the South Asian Sufi tradition shared by the common people. Through comprehensive documentation and analysis, this book aims to introduce this genre of popular Sufi poster art for the first time to a wider readership.

Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism

Foundations of Islamic Mystical Theology

Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism

This volume, the ninth on Islamic material to be published in the Classics of Western Spirituality series, brings to light a highly significant but little known area of Islamic spirituality. Editor John Renard has assembled here a volume of texts, most translated here for the first time, culled from the great Sufi manuals of spirituality, on the theme of the complex and multi-faceted role of knowledge in relation to the spiritual life. He presents excerpts on knowledge from the works of nine major Muslim teachers, most translated from Arabic, but also including important texts from Persian originals. The Introduction offers a survey of the development of Sufi modes of knowing through the thirteenth century in their broader context, and then focuses on the manuals or compendia of Sufi spirituality treated here. Historical notes provide brief identifications of many of the individual sources and personalities mentioned throughout the treatises.

Travelling the Path of Love

Sayings of Sufi Masters

Travelling the Path of Love

With the passion and depth of feeling that belongs to lovers, Sufi masters through the centuries have described the soul's journey toward union with God. This collection of sayings, dating from the 9th century to the present day, follows the stages of this journey, allowing the masters to beckon us along this ancient path. Speaking with the experience of those who have tasted the mysteries of divine love, their words reach beyond the mind and into the heart.

Awakening

A Sufi Experience

Awakening

"... Foundation work on fostering personal transformation."--Dust jacket.

The Quranic Sufism

The Quranic Sufism

This book aims at outlining the fundamental tenets of Sufi Mysticism, which derived its inspiration from the teachings of the Quran and developed as 'a process of spititual culture' within the framework of Islam. Book devoted to delineations of Sufi concepts of God in immanence and transcendence; the worship of God and the descent of the absolute ; inward and outward experience of divine presence; the concepts of good and evil, free will and determinism. The Quranic Sufism is highly acclaimed. It fills the void felt by researchers and scholars as well as general readers.

Between Mysticism and Philosophy

Sufi Language of Religious Experience in Judah Ha-Levi's Kuzari

Between Mysticism and Philosophy

A revealing study of this important medieval Jewish poet and his relation to Islamic thought.

Encyclopaedia of Sufism

Encyclopaedia of Sufism

Conventionally The Word Sufi Is Considered Synonymous With The Word Mystic , But The Word Sufi As Used In Arabic, Persian, Turkish And Urdu, Has A Religious Connotation. The Sufis Claim To Have Inherited Their Doctrines Direct From The Teachings Of The Holy Prophet, Who, Strictly Speaking, Has Given No Dogmatic Or Mystical Theology.The Classical Sufism Of The Early Brotherhoods Was Strong On Simple, Straightforward Faith In Islamic Theology, Personal Devotion To God And Trust (Tawakkul) In Him Under All Conditions, Personal Loyalty To The Prophet Of Islam And Allegiance To The Qur An And The Shri At. The Faith Was Accompanied By The Practice Of A Well-Controlled Ascetic Life And In Many Cases Meant Renunciation Of The World. Then Followed The Khanqah Stage And Concentration, Between A.D. 1100 And 1400, On The Creation Of The Silsilah-Tariqah System, Its Organization, Its Rules Of Conduct And The Writings Of Handbooks Both On Esoteric Doctrine And On The Sufi Path. During Its Historical Development It Gathered Elements And Characteristics From The Intellectual And Cultural Climate Of The Region Concerned Which Transformed It Into A Bourgeois And Later A Mass Movement Of Wide Acceptance.The Fundamental Of Sufism Is God, Man And The Relation Between Them, Which Is Love. The Whole Sufi Theosophy Revolves On These Three Pivots.The Present Work Organised In 12 Volumes, Is Designed To Bring Together The Valuable Information On Suffism, Its Doctrines And Preachings, Main Orders, Prominent Sufi Saints, Their Life And Teaching, Etc. The Information Is Drawn From Various Authoritative Sources. The Primary Purpose Of This Work Is To Serve As A Basic Handbook On Significant Topics Of Sufism.No Doubt, This Work Will Prove Of Utmost Value To The Scholars And Laymen Alike Who Wish To Have Detailed Look Into Sufism.

The Wisdom of Islam

An Introduction to the Living Experience of Islamic Belief and Practice

The Wisdom of Islam

Introduces the principles of Islam, the career of the Prophet Muhammad, and the Koran, discusses Islamic history, Sufism, Muslim ideas on psychology, and the role of women, and suggests ways to experience a Muslim life.