The Way of the Sufi

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Octagon Press Ltd, 2004 - Philosophy - 287 pages
12 Reviews
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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Review: The Way of the Sufi

User Review  - Nick McRae - Goodreads

An excellent introduction to Sufi thought, or so it seems to be. On one level, I come away from this book knowing very little, or even less than I did before, about Sufism. On another level, though, I ... Read full review

Review: The Way of the Sufi

User Review  - Megha Guruprasad - Goodreads

Great primer to all things Sufi- Demolishes all the wrongly held notions of the origins and practices of what we call 'Sufi'. Introduces all the prominent Sufi thinkers, major Sufi orders and broad ... 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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