SUFISM

The mystical tradition of Islam is as diverse and full of surprises as the many different lands in which it has flourished. Our selection of books on Sufism has a particular emphasis on the sublime poetry of the most celebrated of all the Sufis, Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi.

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Kabir Helminski Interview: Sufism & Our Hearts

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Jalaluddin Rumi

Rumi's teachings have been valued and used by Sufi masters after him, and are studied in contemporary mystic circles. Not only Sufis, but others as well refer to his teachings for lessons, and those who enjoy poetry are intoxicated by Rumi's magical words. In the following example, translated by Nicholson, the reed symbolizes the human soul, which laments its separation from its origin (God), represented by the reed-bed:
Listen to the reed, how it tells a tale,

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Hazrat Inayat Khan

A short biographical video about Sufi Inayat Khan, the Indian musician and mystic who brought Sufism to the West in the early 20th century

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Hazrat Inayat Khan

The Indian Sufi master Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) was the very first teacher to bring Sufism to the Western world. This representative collection of the master's teachings make it the perfect book for anyone who has been intrigued by his writings but unsure about where to start in his sixteen-volume collected works.

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