Friday, 16 January 2009

The Love Story of Layla and Majnun

Nizami gathered several versions of the folktale of Layla and Majnun before writing this beautiful version. Majnun's longing for his beloved Layla has also been seen as a metaphor of the Sufi longing for union with the divine Beloved. Click on the image or here to buy this book and to see similar ones.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Alpha Inventions

I discovered this amazing website by accident. It is very clever and I don't pretend to understand how it works but basically you can read blogs in real time as posts go up. You can also register your own blog and every time you update others will see it straight away. One improvement that is intended is the choice to filter the kind of blogs you want to read. It helps increase your traffic and a few of your new visitors may become regulars.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Sufi Films

There is now a section in the Sufi Book Store that contains films with a Sufi theme. Click here and take a look.

Rumi: Turning Ecstatic seen on the left, is one example of the DVD's available

Welcome to a Treasure Trove of Sufi Books and Music

Dear Friends and Readers,

Welcome to the Sufi Book and Music Blog. Step in and look around the many sections here that all relate to an aspect of Sufism. There are also DVD's of music from master musicians. If you know of any books that are not here then you are welcome to write and let me know so I can add them. The idea of this site is to bring together in one place as many books on the subject of Sufism as possible so that it is easier for you to discover what is available without doing long searches. So take your time and browse as you would in any library or book store. As I speak of the books available in the store so it is also an opportunity to look at different aspects of the Sufi path and the many friends who have trodden this path in the past and in the present day.