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Spiritual Yearning

    Spiritual Yearning In Sufism the state of spiritual yearning (talab) is the force that drives an individual on the path towards perfection. Without yearning for the truth, one simply has no desire to embark on a spiritual journey and cannot comprehend why others feel compelled to do so. Sufis believe that the state of talab is a gift from God and as such cannot be self-induced. God draws whomever he wants. One does not get to choose the beloved; it is the beloved who chooses. As enigmatic as this appears, it alludes to the involuntary nature of this state, that… Read More »Spiritual Yearning

    In the Tavern of Ruin

      In the Tavern of Ruin: Seven Essays on Sufism Javad Nurbakhsh This book is a thorough introduction to the basic doctrines and disciplines practiced by the Sufis. It replies to questions about Sufism It expands on the explanation of the meaning of “Sama” It dicusses the Master-disciple relationship and the etiquette of the Khaniqah (gathering place of the Sufis). In addition, it contains the speech on Sufism delivered by Dr. Nurbakhsh at the Sorbone in 1963 Order now

      Sufi Women

        Sufi Women by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh In the Prologue of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh’s book Sufi Women the question “Is there any difference between men and women in terms of their faith?” is plainly addressed. With candid simplicity, Dr. Nurbakhsh writes that women who seriously set foot on the path toward Reality are in exactly the same position as men who do so. He goes on to extol: “Since in the Ocean of Divine Unity neither “I” or “You” exists, what possible meaning can man or woman have?” This enlightening book offers the reader a profound respect accorded through the centuries… Read More »Sufi Women

        Sufi Men

          Javad Nurbakhsh A complement to the book Sufi Women. This is a collection of the sayings and experiences of a limited number of major Sufis. Although there may be some perfected Sufis who have not been mentioned or some Sufis without the same merit, who have been praised here, there has been no agenda in selecting these individuals. Order on iTunes and Apple Store online. Order now  

          Traditions of the Prophet

            Javad Nurbakhsh This is a collection, in two volumes, of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Hadiths) having to do with the humane aspects of Islamic tradition. It contains commentaries by the great classic Persian poets and spiritual masters in the Sufi tradition. Order now

            Masters of the Path

              Masters of the Path: A History of the Masters of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order Javad Nurbakhsh This is a concise biographical account of each of the Masters of the largest modern Sufi Order (Nimatullahi) from the Prophet Mohamed to contemporary times. Order now

              The Great Satan (Eblis)

                Javad Nurbakhsh In this book, Dr. Nurbakhsh, drawing from the writings of the great Sufi masters, presents both their favorable and unfavorable interpretations of Satan, who from the Sufi point of view does not exist as a power before God but as a symbol for the ego and its passions. Order now

                In the Paradise of the Sufis

                  Javad Nurbakhsh The aim of sufism is the realization of the Truth, and the sufi is one who moves towards the Truth by means of love and devotion. Since only one who has reached Perfection is capable of realizing the Truth, the sufi strives his utmost to become a “Perfected One”. Both inwardly and outwardly, a “Perfected One” is the manifestation of the Divine Attributes. Having become one with the Absolute, such a being is freed from the relativity of “I” and “we”. He is a mirror which perfectly reflects God. When one looks upon him, one sees nothing but… Read More »In the Paradise of the Sufis