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Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publications

Sufism I: Meaning, Knowledge and Unity by Dr Javad Nurbakhsh

This book contains essays on the three principal concepts: “the science of Sufism” with definitions and explanations. The Sufi concept of knowledge: the difference between knowledge imparted through revelations and that accessible to reason. The hierarchical levels of Divine Unity.

Sufism II: Fear and Hope, Contraction and Expansion, Gathering and Dispersion, Intoxication and Sobriety, Annihilation and Subsistence by Dr Javad Nurbakhsh

The book examines ten spiritual ‘stations’ and ‘states’ that are usually discussed in pairs. The spiritual traveler experiences these inward transformation as opposites, which propel and balance his/her movement on the path towards God.

Sufism III: Submission, Contentment, Absence, Presence, Intimacy, Awe, Tranquillity, Serenity, Fluctuation, Stability by Javad Nurbakhsh

This is a book about mystics who approaching inner certainty in God enjoy ‘‘tranquility’’ and ‘‘serenity’’ through ‘‘submission’’ to God’’s will. Gradually, the trails of travelling through ‘fluctuations’ or constant changes of state temper the wayfarer’’s heart until it reaches ‘‘stability’’ in perfection.

Sufism IV: Repentance, Abstinence, Renunciation, Wariness, Humility, Humbleness, Sincerity, Constancy, Courtesy by Dr Javad Nurbakhsh

This is the fourth volume of five volumes. The sufi concepts of repentance, abstinence, renunciation, wariness, humility, humbleness, sincerity, constancy and courtesy are described in detail.

Sufism V: Gratitude, Patience, Trust-In-God, Aspiration, Veracity, Zeal, Valour, Altruism, Shame  by Javad Nurbakhsh

This book describes the attributes that overwhelm the seeker’s heart once the process of purification has run it’s course. The seeker becomes stable in character and balanced in approaching the world’s challenges.