Department of Sufic Studies

General and Varioius Writers

The Heritage of Sufism : The Legacy of Medieval Persian Sufism (1150-1500) 
by Leonard Lewisohn (1999)

Mysticism and Dissent : Socioreligious Thought in Qajar Iran 
by Mangol Bayat (2000)

The Heritage of Sufism : Classical Persian Sufism from Its Origins to Rumi (700-1300) 
by Leonard Lewisohn (1999)

Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry 
by Peter Lamborn Wilson (1999)


The Book of Certainty by Abu Bakr Siraj Ed-Din; Samuel Weiser Inc., New York, 1970.

The Alchemy of Happiness by Al-Ghazzali; translated by Claude Field 1995.

The Hundred Letters by Sharafuddin Maneri; translated by Paul Jackson, Paulist Press, 1980.

Muhammad: His Life Based On Earliest Sources by Martin Lings, Allen and Unwin, London, 1985.

Morals of the Heart by Nizam Ad-Din Awliya, Paulist Press, translated by Bruce Lawrence, New York, 1992.

Love Is The Wine Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi, Threshold Books, Putney, Vermont, 1987.

Irshad: Wisdom of a Sufi Master by Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak al-Jerrahi, Pir Press, Westport, 1991.

The Sufi Book of Spiritual Ascent by Abu'l-Qasim Al-Qushayri (abridged translation by: Rabia Harris), ABC International Group, Inc., Distributed by Kazi Books, 1997.

Rabi'a, The Mystic and Her Fellow Saints in Islam by Margaret Smith, Cambridge, 1928.

The Way of Sufi Chilvalry: Futuwwah by ibn al Husayn al-Sulami; translated by Sheikh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti; Inner Traditions International, New York, 1983.

The Writing On The Water, Muhyiddin Shakoor, Element Books Limited, Longmead, 1987.

The Spiritual Writings of Amir 'Abd al-Kader by Michel Chodkiewicz; State University of New York, Albany, 1995.

The Book of Knowledge by al-Ghazzali; translated by Nabih Amin Faris; Sh. Muhammad Ashraf, Lahore, Pakistan, 1970.

The Voyage and the Messenger : Iran and Philosophy by Henry Corbin, Joseph H. Rowe (Translator), Jacob Needleman (Preface)
Reviewer: Scott Snyder (see more about me) from Northern California Corbin is one of the foremost interpreters of Iranian, Sufi and Persian gnosticism in the  west. This volume is a terrific introduction to his other works as it is a collection of short essays in which he discusses how he grew from being a student of Heidegger to a scholar of Persian mysticism. I would highly encourage those interested in the imaginal realm to begin their quest here and then take on his other works, especially "Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth" afterward. More people should know of Corbin's work, but unfortunately its audience is largely limited to students of Islam and Sufism. Highly recommended.

The Secret of Secrets by Hadrat `Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, interpreted by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti; the Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, 1992.

The Endowment of Divine Grace and the Spread of Divine Mercy by Shaikh Muhyiddeen Abdul-Qadir Jilani, Pearl Publishing House, Philadelphia, 1990.

The Doctrine of the Sufis by Abu Bakr al-Kalabadhi, translated by A.J. Arberry; Sh. Muhammad Ashraf, Lahore, Pakistan, 1983.

A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century (Shaikh Ahmad Al- `Alawi) by Martin Lings; Suhail Academy, Chowk Urdu Bazar, Lahore, 1981.

Adornment of Hearts, Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi, Pir Press, Westport, Conneticut, 1991.

The Path of God's Bondsmen from Origin to Return by Najm al-Din Razi; translated from the Persian by Hamid Algar, Caravan Books, Delmar, New York, 12054, 1980.

Signs of the Unseen - Discourses of Jalaludin Rumi translated by Wheeler M. Thackston., Shambhala Publications, 1999. 

Early Islamic Mysticism by translated, edited, and with an introduction by Michael A. Sells, Paulist Press, Mahwah, 1996

A Dervish's Textbook - Awarif ul-Ma'arif` by Shaikh Shahabud-d-Din Sahrwardi; translated by H. Wilberforce Clarke; Samuel Weiser, New York, 1970.