The Way of the Sufi

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Octagon Press Ltd, 2004 - Philosophy - 287 pages
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Sufism, the mystical aspect of Islam, has had a lasting effect on the literature of that religion. It's teachings aim at perfecting the human mind. This is an anthology of Sufi writings which form an introduction to this body of thought.

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great quotation book about sufism. Provides refreshing philosophical angles, that at times seem very modern, and at times seem quite alien, but that are allways interesting and educational. Definitely a book to browse through over a lifetime, rather than to consume in one go. Read full review

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Idries Shah (1924-1996), whose family lived in Afghanistan for a thousand years, is an internationally known authority on the region and his books on Sufism are considered seminal. "The Sufis," first published in 1964, is a first-of-its-kind modern statement on Sufism. Shah is the author of more than twenty books and has a readership spanning East and West.

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