Category: Book Reviews

The Art of Sufi Healing

In “The Art of Sufi Healing”, the author blends the ancient mystical tradition of Sufism with the latest mind/body research to foster personal transformation and healthy living. The concepts of Sufi healing are based on 1,400 years of successful experience in working with the physical and metaphysical aspects of the human being and include a strong emphasis on the electromagnetic fields of the body. The reader is led through the empowering awareness of self love […]

Review of Spiritual body and celestial earth

Author: James Winston Morris [Review in Iranian Studies, vol. 28 (1995), pp. 110-111.] Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth: From Mazdean Iran to Shi’ite Iran. By Henry Corbin (translated by N. Pearson). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977 (pb. reprint, 1989); Bollingen Series XCI:2. xviii + 374 pp. While this classic study, first published in 1960, is surely familiar to specialists in Islamic philosophy, mysticism and Shiite thought, this paperback re-edition of the Bollingen translation now makes […]

Sufism in the West

Jamal Malik and John Hinnels, eds. New York: Routledge, 2006, 207 pages.This edited volume, along with David Westerlund’s edited Sufism in Europe and North America (RoutledgeCurzon: 2004), are pioneering works, since the systematic study of this topic is still in its infancy. Its introduction and nine chapters bring together anthropological, historical, Islamicist, and sociological perspectives on questions of identity as regards Sufism’s double marginalization within a non-Muslim majority environment and within the broader Islamic discourse. […]

Drunken Flute in Whirling Dervish

Mr. Shafique Farooqi  is a globally recognized artist for his solo and group exhibitions, art studio and galleries work, calligraphy, paintings, seminars and actual art contribution The artist has been expressing his impressions, observations and experiences in more than 10, 000 art pieces and 102 Solo Show in Pakistan and abroad.  He has mastered the art of calligraphy and cabalistic paintings, which reveals his personality in a novel creation,’ The Tale of Drunken Flute in […]

I Am Wind, You are Fire: The Life and Work of Rumi

I Am Wind, You are Fire: The Life and Work of Rumi Annemarie Schimmel Shambhala, 1992 – 214  This book … celebrates the extraordinary career of Persia’s great mystical poet, Rumi (1207-1273), through the story of his life, along with an enlightening examination of his ecstatic verse. Rumi lived the quiet life of a religious teacher in Anatolia until the age of thirty-seven, when he came under the influence of a whirling dervish, Shams Tabriz, […]

Two translations of the Tarjuman al-Ashwaq (Ibn Arabi) into German

Deuter der Sehnsüchte, Tarjuman al-Ashwaq von Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi (Autor), Wolfgang Herrmann (Übersetzer), Volume 2 Two complete translations of the Tarjuman al-Ashwaq into German have appeared in 2016. A review of Weidner’s translation – Der Übersetzer der Sehnsüchte: Gedichte – appeared on August 23, 2016 in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest newspaper. The subtitle for the review was, “A book of longing and rapture : Stefan Weidner has transposed the poems of the mystic Ibn ‘Arabi […]

‘Attar and the Persian Sufi Tradition: The Art of Spiritual Flight

Farid al-Din ‘Attar (d. 1221) was the principal Muslim religious poet of the second half of the twelfth century. Best known for his masterpiece “Mantiq al-tayr”, or “The Conference of Birds”, his verse is still considered to be the finest example of Sufi love poetry in the Persian language after that of Rumi. Distinguished by their provocative and radical theology of love, many lines of ‘Attar’s epics and lyrics are cited independently of their poems […]

The Philosophy of Ecstasy

The Philosophy of Ecstasy: Rumi and the Sufi TraditionEdited by Leonard Lewisohn Subjects(s): Comparative ReligionIslamPoetrySufismwith an essay from Dr . Shahram Pazouki Rumi and the Sufi Tradition Edited by Leonard LewisohnDescriptionJalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), founder of the Mevlevi Sufi order of “Whirling Dervishes,” is the best-selling poet in America today. The wide-ranging appeal of his work is such that UNESCO declared 2007 to be “International Rumi Year.” However, his writings represent much more than love […]


Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn ‘Arabi 1958-2008ALONE WITH THE ALONE: CREATIVE IMAGINATION IN THE SUFISM OF IBN ‘ARABIbyHenry Corbin First published in French as L’Imagination Creatrice dans le Soufisme d’Ibn ‘Arabi this profoundly moving and beautiful volume stands as one of the great works of theology and comparative philosophy of the 20th century. “Henry Corbin’s works are the best guide to the visionary tradition…. Corbin, like Scholem and Jonas, is remembered as a […]

New Researches on the Quran

New Researches on the Quran: Why and How Two Versions of Islam Entered the History of Mankind (By: Dr.seyed mostafa Azmayesh) Description: This book focuses on the time before the Quran and the emergence of Islam. The research delves into the origin of the Quran, using its verses alongside investigative works which support various new theories. The Quran is a written document which, according to recent discoveries such as, the recently discovered world’s oldest Quran […]

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