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Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Four is with the mystical knowledge of the spiritual guide.
This volume provides a composite of contemporary Sufi involvement in politics using a range of approaches and disciplines.
This study analyses the commentaries of four Muslim intellectuals who have turned to scripture as a liberating text to confront an array of problems, from patriarchy, racism, and empire to poverty and interreligious communal violence.
By Brad Gooch
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Smash Cut, Flannery, and City Poet delivers the first popular biography of Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet revered by contemporary Western readers.Ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born over eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions of...
This mirror for princes sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt
Al-Ghazali on Travel is a translation of the seventeenth book of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. In it Ghazali explains the different outer and inner reasons for travel.
This book comprises responses by a Sufi master, Hadrat Sahib of the Naqshbandi tradition, to letters written by students of the master. The questions posed in these letters cover a wide range of issues including, financial problems, health issues, family matters, education and bereavement.
Originally published in hardcover in 2012 by Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.