Publications  |  Readings in Sufism

This category of KNP literature is recommended for a wider readership - from the layperson to the traveler on the spiritual path.

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New York, New York 10014-2369

  • Classical Persian Sufism from its Origins to Rumi (700-1300)

    by Leonard Lewisohn (Editor)

    This book contains the proceedings of a conference organized by the Nimatullahi Order on "Classical Persian Sufism: From its Origin to Rumi", held at the George Washington University from 11-13 th May, 1992. The chapters…
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  • Dogs from a Sufi Point of View

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    This book presents the image of the dog as portrayed in sufi literature, and it is illustrated with Persian miniatures. In contrast to the prevailing Islamic view of the dog as a foul, vicious and unclean animal, the suf…
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  • Jesus in the Eyes of the Sufis

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    Dr. Nurbakhsh presents here a wealth of stories and poems about Jesus, many of which are translated into English for the first time from the original Arabic and Persian Sufi sources. They represent the profound reverence…
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  • Spiritual Poverty in Sufism

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    Spiritual Poverty is a cornerstone of classical sufi practice. The term faqir (poor man or woman) is often used as a synonym for 'sufi' and 'darvish' among the sufis. The first essay in this book documents the developmen…
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  • Sufi Women

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    In the Prologue of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh's book Sufi Women the question "Is there any difference between men and women in terms of their faith?" is plainly addressed. With candid simplicity, Dr. Nurbakhsh writes that women…
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  • The Great Satan 'Eblis'

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    Known by many names, the Great Satan, called 'Eblis' in the Koran, is considered by many to be the enemy of God. Dr. Nurbakhsh, drawing from the writings of 'Attar, Rumi, Jami, Ebn 'Arabi and other great sufis, elucidate…
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  • The Legacy of Mediaeval Persian Sufism

    by Leonard Lewisohn (Editor)

    The purpose of this volume is to examine the roots of the artistic, literary, and cultural renaissance in the three centuries immediately preceding the Safavid period (1500-1720), which was accompanied by the great expan…
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  • The Truths of Love: Sufi Poetry

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    55 short poems featuring calligraphy in both Persian and English on facing pages. Written by Dr. Nurbakhsh, these poems are translated into colloquial English. They express the truths of spiritual love with powerful and …
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  • Traditions of the Prophet I

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    For Traditions of the Prophet, a two-volume series, Dr. Nurbakhsh has gathered from the garden of prophetic traditions those sayings that are of particular importance for Sufis. Included along with the original Persian a…
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  • Traditions of the Prophet II

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    For Traditions of the Prophet, a two-volume series, Dr. Nurbakhsh has gathered from the garden of prophetic traditions those sayings that are of particular importance for Sufis. Included along with the original Persian a…
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  • Unlearning Back to God

    by Mark Nepo

    Mark Nepo is a deep optimist. It is a rare trait and thankfully he also writes elegantly. Shallow optimism is fueled by ignoring history and by enormous amounts of denial. Deep optimism is when you can still see—throug…
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