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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

    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

            The Truths of Love

                Javad Nurbakhsh In these poems, Dr. Nurbakhsh expresses the truths of spiritual Love with powerful and eloquent clarity. These precious gems depict fleeting glances of ‘being’’ through a myriad of symbolic expressions. Order now.

              Spiritual Poverty in Sufism

                Dr Javad Nurbakhsh A comprehensive study of the various gradations of mystical states and the hierarchical levels of spiritual stations; the significance of breath; as a spiritual method and the concept of the Eternal Now. It also talks at length about the history and meaning of “spiritual poverty”. Order now.