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Sufi Essentials

Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publications

The Path: Sufi Practices by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

To walk the pages of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh’s book The Path: Sufi Practices is to be taken away from everything but the truth. In a word, this is the sufi way. Arguably, the most comprehensive account available of Sufism in the contemporary world, The Path’s subject, aim and goal is the very transmutation of the heart itself. Never less than clear and practical, each essay takes us through the stages required of the initiated disciple in order to purify the ego, become free from psychological conflicts and be cleansed of egotistical qualities. Read More

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Discourses on the Sufi Path by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

A collection of speeches given by a sufi master to his disciples during their weekly gatherings. Using simple language and concise, forthright explanations they present the basic practices and principles of Sufism.

Divan-e Nurbakhsh by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

From beginning to end, this collection of sufi poetry is uncompromisingly direct and lucid. Master of the Nimatullahi sufi order for over fifty years, poet and psychiatrist Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh knew the twists and turns of the psyche and the soul, and the way of love. His message here is clear, stark, and beautiful.

In this new translation of 188 ghazals, 20 poems in the masnavi form, 45 quatrains, and 55 five-verse poems, seekers from many paths will find accurate and unflinching guidance combined with unfailing generosity. Read More


The Crucible of Light by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

The Crucible of Light provides in a single volume the definitions of more than 150 fundamental sufi concepts and terms. In the style of his groundbreaking Sufi Symbolism series, here also Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh illustrates each concept and term with examples of usage culled from the classical writings of Persian Sufism, many of which have never before been translated into English. However, in this new work, he introduces each entry with his own clear explanation. This work is therefore an indispensable tool for any serious study of the writings of the most influential masters of the sufi tradition, such as Rumi, Hafiz, Ibn Arabi, Bayazid, Ansari, and Ruzbihan Baqli, and will be a source of joy and inspiration for all lovers of spirituality in general.