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Milestones by Syed Qutb Shaheed

Milestones by Syed Qutb Shaheed. Syed was an Egyptian Islamist, author, educator  and poet. The books is presented here today because of Syed Qutb Shaheeds continuing influence on a number of currently active radical Islamist groups. Syed Qutb Shaheed was also the leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1966 he was convicted of […]

Sufis of Sindh by Jotilal Jotwani

The ideal of futuwwa, or brotherhood, which was at the basis of many associations devoted to the spread of ‘purity, generosity, service of neighbouror stranger” in the pre-Islamic Arabia seems to have been adhered to the Arabian mystics before the end of the second century or in the beginning of the ninth century A.D. These mystics came to be called […]

The works of Sunyata Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen

By coincidence i yesterday learned about Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen, who was better known by his Buddhist name Sunyata, as the ‘janam-siddha’ or simply as the ‘rare born mystic’ as Ramana Maharshi called him. He was born on a farm in a village just outside Aarhus i Denmark, my hometown, in 1890. By a series of strange events […]

Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet

  Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet is posted here with permission from the author Swami Abhayananda. Other books and articles by Swami Abhayananda may be read and freely downloaded on his website at: www.themysticsvision.weebly.com, he has graciously allowed us to offer them here as well. Jnaneshvar’s biography is in this 2012-version […]

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament by Swami Abhayananda is an authoritative history book on mysticial experiences.  Other books and articles by Swami Abhayananda may be read and freely downloaded on his website at: www.themysticsvision.weebly.com, he has graciously allowed us to offer them here as well. Throughout succeeding ages mystical expericences were echoed by others who had experienced […]

The Quran – a modern English translation

The Qu´ran – a modern English translation. Here is a new translation of the Quran by Talal Itani, who kindly offered Holybooks.com to post it as an ebook. Talal Itani first read the Quran 1992, in order to discredit it. Since then, Talal has been studying the Quran, researching it, and teaching it to others. Talal decided […]

The greatest achivement in life – five traditions of mysticism by R. D. Krumpos

The greatest achivement in life – five traditions of mysticism by R. D. Krumpos (2012) consists of a series of essays based on talks with mystics in 12 countries and 180 books. Many people were consulted, including the directors of a Buddhist Center and of the Eastern Orthodox theological institute at two major universities, a […]

The Bible Atlas

The Bible Atlas is a terrific resource those of us who digest maps like others read comic books. Here you will find nearly no texts but hundreds of detailed political maps, historical maps, city maps, 3-D maps of Palestine, explanatory maps, maps of journeys by biblical figures, geographical expansion of empires, churches and much more. All in color and […]

In The Shade Of The Qur’an – Fi Dhilal Al Qur’an by Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb has been associated with the religious ideology behind the radical sunni muslim groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). It is known that Osama bin Laden was a inspired by many of the concepts – especially the idea of “Offensive Jihad” – brought forward in Sayyid Qutb’s most famous book […]

Muslim Saints and Mystics by Farid Al-Din Attar

Farid Al-Din Attar was one of old Persias greatest poets. He appears to have died between a.d. 1220 and 1230. Of the very numerous epics and idylls ascribed to Attar perhaps nine may be recognized as authentic. Of these the most famous is the Manteq Altair, a subtle and charming allegory of the soul’s progress towards God. This books is a collection of […]

The Sacred Books of the East – all 50 volumes

The Sacred Books of the East is an enormous  project undertaken by Max Müller and various authors from 1879 and 1910. The groups work was published by Oxford University Press and to this day many of the translations are the only ones existing or the most precise. It is not possible to buy the complete set of these works, but Google […]

The Whirling Ecstasy by Aflaki

Jelal-ed-din Rumi was born at Balkh, Persia, in 1207, and died at Konya, Turkey, in 1273. He founded the order of Mevlevi or whirling dervishes, and his chief work is the Mathnawi, an epic poem which expresses their mystical path. It was translated into English by Reynold Nicholson (6 volumes, London, 1926). This booklet is […]

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Namkhai Norbu

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Namkhai Norbu. Systems for dreamwork and dream awareness have been found for millennia within Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Sufism, and traditional cultures throughout the world. These dreamwork systems were and are often still cloaked in secrecy and reserved for the initiate. The recorded dream experiences of traditional peoples […]

Masnavi-I Ma’navi – Teachings of Rumi

The title of Rumis masterwork Masnavi-I Ma’navi means “Rhyming Couplets of Profound Spiritual Meaning.” Rumi himself referred to the Masnavi as “the roots of the roots of the roots of the Islamic Religion.”  The Masnavi is a poetic collection of rambling anecdotes and stories derived from the Quran, hadith sources, and everyday tales. Stories are told to illustrate a […]

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Thus spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus spoke Zarathustra is the classic full text work by Friedrich Nietzsche. The book is considered among his most well-known and important works. The book is a dense and esoteric treatise on philosophy and philosophy, featuring as a fictionalized prophet descending from his recluse to mankind, Zarathustra. Thus spoke Zarathustra also contains the famous dictum […]

The Messenger of God – Muhammed – An Analysis of the Prophets Life

The Life of the Prophet Muhammad has been a topic for many books and studies. The Messenger of God – Muhammed – An Analysis of the Prophets Life differs from other books on the Prophet in the sense that Gülen assumes a psychological and sociological analysis on the various aspects of the Prophet’s life portraying […]

Al-Kafi – Shia interviews with the Divine

Al-Kafi is a fundamental and classic Shia-text written by the fourteen infallible family members of Prophet Muhammad, (Divine Supreme Covenant Body) to their followers. This volume of al-Kafi, which is about seven hundred pages, is considered to be a text of an interview with a person who possesses Divine authority. It is among Shia scholars […]

The Tawasin of Mansur Al-Hallaj

Author of The Tawasin, Mansur Al-Hallaj was a Persian mystic, revolutionary writer and teacher of Sufism most famous for his apparent, but disputed, self-proclaimed divinity, his poetry and for his execution for heresy at the orders of the Abbasid Caliph Al-Muqtadir after a long, drawn-out investigation. The Afghan sufi scholar Idries Shah suggested that Mansur […]

Songs of Kabir by Ravindranath Tagore

The poet Kabîr, is one of the most interesting personalities in the history of Indian mysticism. Born in or near Benares, of Mohammedan parents, and probably about the year 1440, be became in early life a disciple of the celebrated Hindu ascetic Râmânanda. Râmânanda had brought to Northern India the religious revival which Râmânuja, the […]

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