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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 […]

SUFISM: THE PERSIAN MYSTICS – JALALU’D-DIN RUMI

The word Sufi is derived from the word suf, meaning “wool”. When a little Persian sect at the end of the eighth century A.D. broke away from the orthodox Muslim religion, and struck out on an independent path, they ignored costly robes and worldly ostentation, and clad themselves in a white wool garment. Hence they […]

The Mystics of Islam by Reynold A. Nicholson

Academic introduction to the origins of Sufism. In The Mystics of Islam, Reynold A. Nicholson draws lines to old Christian, gnostic, neoplatonistic and even the Buddhist influences from where Sufism origins. The book is rich on examples, poems and references to Sufi masters and writers. Dowload here (84 pages): Mystics of Islam

Tabjuman Al-Ashwaq – A Collection of Mystical Odes

‘Tabjuman Al-Ashwaq – A Collection of Mystical Odes’ by MUHYI’DDIN IBN AL-‘ARABI is a collection of three individual sufi manuscripts that have been edited together here. This scanned edition was published by The Royal Asiatic Society in London 1911. Download here (172 pages/6.7MB): Ibn Al-Arabi Tarjuman Al-Ashwaq

Divine Justice or The problem of Evil

Divine Justice or The problem of Evil by Javad Shayvard is published by the World Organization for Islamic Services in Tehran in 1977. It deals with the problems of justice, moral and concepts as evilness from a Shia point of vie. Download the 38 pages here: Divine Justice or The problem of Evil

The concept of Allah in Islam

From the intro: “The concept of Allah in Islam is not written for those who deliberately misrepresent the Islamic faith, for these will never see anything except through their own tinted glasses, and there is no cure for their blindness. Rather, it is written for open-minded and fair non-Muslims who sincerely wish to know how […]

Be Still, It Is The Wind That Sings

Be Still, It Is The Wind That Sings is a collection of works by Arthur Osborne. In these texts (467 pages) you will find a selection of his poems and thoughts about Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity. From the poem “The Sleeping Beauty” “A pretty children’s tale is found Of how a lady slept spell-bound […]

Ever thought about the truth?

Ever thought about the truth? “The principal aim of this book is to induce the reader to make a re-evaluation of matters which he may hither to have deemed quite insignificant, but which are actually the most important issues in his life. In the process, he shall have to keep his prejudices in abeyance until he […]

Download the Quran in English free complete PDF-book

The Quaran or Qur’an – Here we have two of the most important and widespread free translations of the Quran in English. All are suitable for reading on both mobile devices and/or on your computer. According to Islam, the Quran was revealed in the so called Qur’anic revelation to Muhammed during the Ramadan in 610 AD. […]

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