Thursday, 24 September 2009


Dear Readers, I am moving this blog across to WordPress as I simply feel able to do more with it there. Please come on over and continue reading there. I am gradually transferring as much content as possible over there. See you there.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Dictionary of Sufism

John Renard has written several good works on Islam and Sufism, this should make for good and instructive reading.
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With more than 3,000 entries and cross-references on the history, main figures, institutions, theory, and literary works associated with Islam's mystical tradition, Sufism, this dictionary brings together in one volume extensive historical information that helps put contemporary events into a historical context.

Historical Dictionary of Sufism (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies and Movements)
By John Renard

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Sufi Reading List 3

Rumi is one of the greatest poets of Sufi Islam known and loved worldwide. Annemarie Schimmel, the author of this book, is an excellent scholar and a Sufi practitioner herself. She writes from the inside about the life and work of this great Sufi saint.
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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.