This is a concise introduction to the life and thought of Ibn ‘Arabi, who is considered as the ‘Greatest of Sufi Masters’. Written by the author of a best-selling biography of Ibn ‘Arabi, Ibn ‘Arabi: The Voyage of No Return traces the major events of Ibn ‘Arabi’s life: his conversion to Sufism; his travels around Andalusia and the Maghreb; his meetings with the saints of his time; his journey to Mecca; his travels in Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Syria; his most important…

Ibn 'Arabi: The Voyage of No Return - The Islamic Texts Society

This is the first English translation of 'Miftah al-falah', a thirteenth century Sufi text, written by Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah, one of the great masters of the Shadhili Sufi order. It is considered to be one of his most important works because it sets out the principles of actual Sufi mystical practices, shedding light on the sacred invocations, and associated practices, such as the spiritual retreat.

The Key to Salvation - The Islamic Texts Society

'Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn ‘Arabi' is undoubtedly a landmark in Ibn ‘Arabi studies. Until the publication of this book, anyone who wanted to learn about the life of Ibn ‘Arabi has had little choice of material to work from. This major study by Claude Addas is based on a detailed analysis of a whole range of Ibn ‘Arabi’s own writings as well as a vast amount of secondary literature in both Arabic and Persian.

Quest for the Red Sulphur - The Islamic Texts Society

This book, appearing in English for the first time, contains the very essence of Sufism, giving a Sufi explanation of how the outward practises of Islam – prayer, fasting, almsgiving and pilgrimage – contain a wealth of inner dimension which must be discovered and enjoyed if external actions are to be performed in a manner pleasing to God. When this is achieved the soul finds true peace and the spiritual life becomes complete.

An interpretative translation by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak of Sirr al-Asrar by Hadrat Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani considered by many to be one of the greate

This is the first English translation of works attributed to Abu Madyan, a seminal figure of Sufism in Muslim Spain and North Africa. The Arabic text accompanying the English translation also represents the first scholarly edition of these works in the original language. In doing so, this work allows the reader to experience several of the most important genres of religious writing in the Islamic Middle Period.

The Way of Abu Madyan - The Islamic Texts Society

‘The Qur’an and the Prophet in the Writings of Shaykh Ahmad al-‘Alawi’ presents for the first time in English all the collected works of the Shaykh on the two guiding principles of Islam. Only managing to write just the introduction during his lifetime, the Shaykh’s commentary of the Quran is now available in this book, slong with an additional appendix of answers to questions that the Shaykh’s disciples had put to him on the Quran.

The Qur'an and the Prophet in the Writings of Shaykh Ahmad al-Alawi - The Islamic Texts Society

In 'The Speech of the Birds', Peter Avery has not only given us a precise and moving translation, but also ample annotation providing much information to fill in what Attar would have expected his readers to know. The result is a fascinating insight into a remarkable aspect of Islam: the world of ecstatic love of the Persian mystics. 'The Speech of the Birds' will be of interest to everyone who values great literature, as well as to all students of Persian and Sufism.

The Speech of the Birds - The Islamic Texts Society

Written by one of the foremost early masters of Sufism and is considered as the first work devoted to the description of the way of life and the customs of the Sufis. It represents an early attempt to illustrate the conformity of Sufi beliefs and manners with the Qur’an and the example of the Prophet (Sunnah).

A Collection of Sufi Rules of Conduct - The Islamic Texts Society

This book came into being because the author was asked by a friend to set down in writing what he considered to be the most important things that a human being can know. He was also asked to make it very easy, and despite the depth of all that it contains, it has in fact a remarkable simplicity and clarity, due no doubt to the constant use of traditional imagery which awakens and penetrates the imagination.

The Book of Certainty: Sufi Doctrine of Faith, Vision and Gnosis (Golden Palm)

In 'A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century', the author lets Sufis speak for themselves and, in a series of unusual and absorbing texts mainly translated from Arabic, he gives a vivid picture of life in a North African Sufi order. Against this background stands the unforgettable figure of the Algerian Shaikh who was head of the order from 1909 until his death in 1934.

A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century - The Islamic Texts Society

'Ibn Khaldun on Sufism': published July of this year, this translation offers readers a unique insight into Ibn Khaldun's religious and spiritual life and his relationship with Sufism.

'Ibn Khaldun on Sufism': published July of this year, this translation offers readers a unique insight into Ibn Khaldun's religious and spiritual life and his relationship with Sufism.

'What is Sufism?' - Martin Lings: Martin Lings provides an excellent and authoritative introduction to the mystical movement of the Sufis based on his lifelong interest in Islamic culture. His explanation derives from a profound understanding of Sufism, and extends to many aspects which are usually neglected.

What is Sufism? - The Islamic Texts Society

Michael Chodkiewicz explores for the first time the Master’s ‘hagiology’ or teaching on sainthood. Founded on a careful analysis of the relevant texts, Chodkiewicz’s work examines this essential aspect of Ibn ‘Arabi’s doctrine of sainthood, defining the nature and function of sainthood, while also specifying the criteria for a typology of saints based on the notion of prophetic inheritance.

The Seal of the Saints - The Islamic Texts Society

Within this book, Ronald Nettler examines ten chapters from the Fusus al-Hikam - among Ibn 'Arabi's greatest treatises - which exemplify the ideas, method and perspective of the entire work. Concentrating on a detailed analysis of the text, the author brings out the profound connection and integration of scripture and metaphysics in the world-view of Ibn ‘Arabi.

Sufi Metaphysics and Qur'anic Prophets - The Islamic Texts Society