The Way of the Sufi

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140192520
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1991
  • Series: Compass Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 702,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.71 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

The Way of the Sufi - Idries Shah Introduction
Part One: The Study of Sufism in the West
Notes and Bibliography
Part Two: Classical Authors
1. El-Ghazali
2. Omar Khayyam
3. Attar of Nishapur
4. Ibn El-Arabi
5. Saadi of Shiraz
6. Hakim Jami
7. Hakim Sanai
8. Jalaludin Rumi
Part Three: Four Major Orders
Background
1. The Chishti Order
2. The Qadiri Order
3. The Suhrawardi Order
4. The Naqshbandi Order
Part Four: Among the Masters
Part Five: Teaching-Stories
Part Six: Themes for Solitary Contemplation
1. Solitary Contemplation Themes
2. A Sufi Notebook
Part Seven: Group Recitals
Part Eight: Letters and Lectures
Part Nine: Questions and Answers on Sufism
1. Sufism and Islam (Mohammed Ali El-Misri)
2. Deep Understanding (Rais Tchaqmaqzade)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2004

    The core of the corpus

    I believe I have read everything Idries Shah ever wrote--many of them (there are over 30) several times. But, when people ask me specific questions about Sufism as projected by Idries Shah, I invariably refer them to a page from THE WAY OF THE SUFI.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2001

    Introductory Course of Study

    Provides the reader an introductory course of study, including a review of special problems facing the student. This book felt like a breath of fresh air after years of ploughing through non-sensical and obtuse material in the path of this self-described 'seeker'-yours truly.

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