Publications  |  Spiritual States

This category of Sufi literature deals with the inward transformations and transmutations that the travelers undergo on the way to God. In the classical terminology of Sufism, these spiritual experiences are summarized under the heading of the "stations" (maqamat) and the "states" (ahval). In the following volumes, Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh has gathered together the writings of a number of great Sufi masters concerning a number of these stations and states. These writings contain important teachings that every Sufi should have knowledge of so that he may compare his own inward experiences with those described by the masters and thus not fall into error in the perception of his own situation.

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  • Sufism I

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    This volume contains essays on the three principal concepts in the spiritual method of Sufism. The first essay introduces 'the science of Sufism', with definitions and explanations of Sufism selected from the writings of…
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  • Sufism II

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    This volume presents writing of the great sufi masters concerning ten spiritual 'stations' and ‘states’, which are usually discussed in pairs. The spiritual traveler experiences these inward transformations as opposi…
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  • Sufism III

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    Following Sufism II, this volume presents writing of the great sufi masters concerning another ten spiritual 'stations' and ‘states’. Through 'submission' to God's will, the lover realizes 'contentment' with God. 'Ab…
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  • Sufism IV

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    Following Sufism III, this volume presents writing of the great sufi masters concerning nine spiritual 'stations' and ‘states’. 'Repentance' is viewed as return toward God. Thus unswerving repentance leads to 'abstin…
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  • Sufism V

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    Following Sufism IV, this final volume of the Sufism series presents writing of the great sufi masters concerning nine spiritual 'stations' and ‘states’. 'Gratitude' in Sufism means being thankful to God and practici…
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  • The Psychology of Sufism

    by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

    This is a book about the stages of progress and development of the sufi's psyche in its spiritual journey. It is the first English-language work to address and answer, within the framework of traditional Sufism, such fun…
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