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Sufism & Islam

Sufism and Islam Books Islam originated with the teachings of the prophet Muhammad in the 7th century. The word Islam means "submission" or the total surrender of oneself to the Islamic conception of God (Arabic: Allah). An adherent of Islam is known as a Muslim, "one who submits [to God]". Muslims believe that God revealed the Qur'an to Muhammad, God's final prophet, through angel Gabriel and regard the Qur'an and the Sunnah ("words and deeds of Muhammad") as the fundamental sources of Islam. They do not regard Muhammad as the founder of a new religion, but as the restorer of the original monotheistic faith of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets.

Sufism is the inner, mystical, or psycho-spiritual dimension of Islam. The word Sufi is derived from the Arabic word suf which means 'wool', and which refers to the coarse woollen robes that were worn by the Prophet Muhammad and by his close companions. The essence of Sufi practice is surrender to God, in love, over and over; which involves embracing with love at each moment the content of one's consciousness (perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and sense of self) as gifts or manifestations of God.

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  • The 99 Names of God: An Illustrated Guide for Young and Old

    "This project fills such an obvious need, and does it so beautifully, one wonders why it hadn't happened until now. Probably so that exactly these people would be the ones to do it. It provides an entry point into a spiritual Islam that every parent would like to give to their children, and illuminating their own understanding in the process. Inshallah, it will be recognized as a classic." Shaikh Kabir Helminski; Co-Director, The Threshold Society & Baraka Institute. "The book introduces the reader in a simple yet profound way to the attributes of God. The activities encourage the reader to reflect on many things including: their own being, their surroundings, what these demonstrate to them about the Divine Reality, and what type of behaviour this might inspire in them. How much faith-inspired literature out there for young hearts encourages young people to look to themselves 'then reflect!' in the very spirit of the Quran? The book also introduces the reader to a whole host of Muslim spiritual personalities who demonstrate a universal loving wisdom and open up a new world of perspective for the reader. This book invites a recognition of what is shared by all faiths and an openness of heart toward all human beings. Exactly what is needed in our world." Fatimah Ashrif; Project Lead, Coexist House. "This is a wonderful book that has used a very innovative approach to teaching God's attributes and I would certainly use it as a teaching resource." Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra; Khazinat al-'Ilm, Madaris of Arabic and Muslim Life Studies, Leicester. "We cannot do enough for our precious children in the direction this wonderful work from Chickpea Press takes them... and us!" Gray Henry; Director, Fons Vitae Publishing & Distribution. "This book is a fantastic learning tool for children. It uses plain language, appropriate illustrations, and traditional wisdom." Dr Musharraf Hussain, OBE, DL; CEO of Karimia Institute, former Chair of Christian Muslim Forum. "I was very moved by the resource you are developing on the 99 Names. It is very special - simple yet really profound in its content. Above all, it is saturated in a most beautifully gentle and nurturing quality of love and mercy." Dr Jeremy Henzell-Thomas; Visiting Fellow, Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge. Learn More
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  • A Little Book of Mystical Secrets: Rumi, Shams of Tabriz, and the Path of Ecstasy

    I shall not place you in my heart
    For you may get hurt by its wounds.
    I won t keep you in my eyes
    For I may belittle you and
    expose you to the ridicule of common men.
    I will hide you inside my soul, not in my heart or in my eyes,
    so that you may become one with my breath.

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  • Rumi's Little Book of Love and Laughter: Teaching Stories and Fables

    Rowdy, ecstatic, and sometimes stern, these teaching stories and fables reveal new and very human properties in Rumi's vision. Included here are the notorious “Latin parts” that Reynold Nicholson felt were too unseemly to appear in English in his 1920s translation. For Rumi, anything that human beings do—however compulsive—affords a glimpse into the inner life. Here are more than 40 fables or teaching stories that deal with love, laughter, death, betrayal, and the soul. The stories are exuberant, earthy, and bursting with vitality—much like a painting by Hieronymus Bosch or Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The characters are guilty, lecherous, tricky, ribald, and finally possessors of opened souls. Barks writes: "These teaching stories are a kind of scrimshaw—intricately carved, busy figures, confused and threatening, and weirdly funny. This is an entertaining collection from one of the greatest spiritual poets of all time, rendered by his most popular translator. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”--Rumi Learn More
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  • Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

    In this deeply informed exchange, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz present an antidote to the polarizing rhetoric and obscurantism that define our time: honest dialogue. Learn More
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  • Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

    It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. Learn More
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  • The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary

    An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world. Learn More
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  • Reflections

    Small in size, but with a powerful punch, Idries Shah's Reflections is a collection of fables, aphorisms, and statements that challenge the conditioned mind. Learn More
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  • Caravan of Dreams

    Caravan of Dreams distills the essence of Eastern thought in a feast of stories, sayings, poems and allegories, collected by one of the world's leading experts in Oriental philosophy. Idries Shah builds up a complete picture of a single consciousness, relating mythology to reality, illuminating historical patterns, and presenting philosophical legends in this unique anthology. Learn More
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  • The Sufis

    When it first appeared in 1964, The Sufis was welcomed as the decisive work on the subject of Sufi Thought. Rich in scope, author Idries Shah explained clearly the traditions and philosophy of the Sufis to a Western audience for the first time. Learn More
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