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Islam and Sufis
Poets in the Muslim / Sufi Tradition
| ||Muhittin Abdal (16th Century)|
| ||Abu-Said Abil-Kheir (967 - 1049)|
|Ahmad al-Alawi (1869 - 1934)|
| ||Abu 'l-Husayn al-Nuri (? - 908)|
|Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006 - 1088)|
|Muhyiddin ibn Arabi (1165 - 1240)|
|Farid ud-Din Attar (1120? - 1220?)|
| ||Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (1238 - 1325)|
| ||Binavi Badakhshani (13th Century)|
| ||Sultan Bahu (1628 - 1691)|
| ||Abdul-Qader Bedil (1644 - 1721)|
|Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (1689 - 1752)|
|Francis Brabazon (1907 - 1984)|
|Bulleh Shah (1680 - 1758)|
| ||Seyh Ibrahim Efendi (1591 - 1651)|
|Yunus Emre (1238 - 1320)|
|Baba Sheikh Farid (1173 - 1266)|
|Seyh Galib (1757 - 1799)|
|Mahsati Ganjavi (12th Century)|
|Mirza Ghalib (1797 - 1869)|
| ||Hafiz (1320 - 1389)|
| ||Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) (1945? - )|
| ||Mansur al- Hallaj (9th Century)|
| ||Ayn al-Qozat Hamadani (1098 - 1131)|
| ||Zeynep Hatun (15th Century)|
| ||Bibi Hayati (19th Century)|
| ||Kul Himmet (16th Century)|
| ||Umar Ibn al-Farid (1181 - 1235)|
| ||Ibn Ata' Illah (1250 - 1309)|
|Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877 - 1938)|
| ||Fakhruddin Iraqi (? - 1289)|
|Nazrul Islam (1899 - 1976)|
|Asik Ali Izzet (1902 - 1981)|
|Ahmad Jami (1048 - 1141)|
|Kabir (15th Century)|
| ||Baba Afzal Kashani (13th Century)|
|Omar Khayyam (11th Century)|
|Amir Khusrow Dehlawi (1253 - 1325)|
| ||Hamid al-Din Kirmani (? - 1238)|
| ||Najmoddin Kobra (1145 - 1221)|
| ||Baba Kuhi of Shiraz (980? - 1050)|
| ||Lalan (1775? - 1891?)|
| ||Muhammad Shirin Maghribi (1349 - 1406)|
| ||Moulana Shah Maghsoud (1914 - 1980)|
| ||Sharafuddin Maneri (1263 - 1381)|
|Meher Baba (1894 - 1969)|
| ||Dhun-Nun al- Misri (796 - 859)|
| ||Niyazi Misri (1616 - 1694)|
|Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (1900? - 1986)|
|Imadeddin Nasimi (1369? - 1418)|
| ||Gharib Nawaz (1142? - 1236?)|
|Shah Nematollah Vali (1330 - 1431)|
| ||Niffari (Muhammad ibn al-Hasan an-Niffari) (? - 965)|
| ||Seyyid Seyfullah Nizamoglu (16th Century)|
|Javad Nurbakhsh (1926 - 2008)|
| ||Qushayri (? - 1074)|
| ||Rabia al-Basri (Rabia al- Adawiyya) (717 - 801)|
|Rahman Baba (1653 - 1711)|
| ||Rasakhan (1534? - 1619?)|
|Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273)|
|Sa'di (1207? - 1291)|
| ||Mohammad 'Aref San'at (1800 - 1849)|
| ||Hakim Sanai (1044? - 1150?)|
| ||Sarmad (? - 1659)|
|Sachal Sarmast (1739 - 1829)|
|Frithjof Schuon (1907 - 1998)|
|Mahmud Shabistari (1250? - 1340)|
| ||Ala al-Dawla Simnani (? - 1336)|
| ||Ummi Sinan (16th Century)|
| ||Sahl al- Tustari (818? - 896)|
| ||Sultan Valad (1240? - 1312)|
|The Conference of the Birds, Translated by Afkham Darbandi / Translated by Dick Davis|
|The Crucible of Light: Sufi Terms Illuminated, by Javad Nurbaksh|
|The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems of Yunus Emre, Translated by Kabir Helminski / Translated by Refik Algan|
|The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry, Translated by Peter Lamborn Wilson / Translated by Nasrollah Pourjavady|
|Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Quran, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality), by Michael A. Sells|
|Ecstasy: The World of Sufi Poetry and Prayer, by Seyedeh Dr. Nahid Angha|
|Essential Sufism, by Robert Frager / James Fadiman|
|Fakhruddin Iraqi: Divine Flashes (Classics of Western Spirituality) , by William Chittick / Nasr Seyyed Hossein|
|Islamic Mystical Poetry: Sufi Verse from the Early Mystics to Rumi, Translated by Mahmood Jamal|
|Love's Alchemy: Poems from the Sufi Tradition, Translated by David Fideler / Translated by Sabrineh Fideler|
|Mystical Dimensions of Islam, by Annemarie Schimmel|
|The Mystics of Islam, by Reynold A. Nicholson|
|Nobody, Son of Nobody: Poems of Shaikh Abu-Saeed Abil-Kheir, Translated by Vraje Abramian|
|The Path: Sufi Practices, by Javad Nurbaksh|
|Perfume of the Desert: Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom, by Andrew Harvey / Eryk Hanut|
|Quarreling with God: Mystic Rebel Poems of the Dervishes of Turkey, Translated by Jennifer Ferraro / Translated by Latif Bolat|
|The Secret Rose Garden: Mahmud Shabistari, Translated by Florence Lederer / Edited by David Fideler|
|The Shambhala Guide to Sufism, by Carl W. Ernst PhD|
|The Sufis, by Idries Shah|
|Sufism: A Short Introduction, by William C. Chittick|
|Teachings of Sufism, by Carl W. Ernst PhD|
|To Die Before Death: The Sufi Way of Life, by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen|
|Umar Ibn al-Farid: Sufi Verses, Saintly Life, Translated by Th. Emil Homerin|
|Women in Sufism: A Hidden Treasure - Writings and Stories of Mystics Poets, Scholars & Saints, Edited by Camille Adams Helminski|
|Sufism Journal Online
|The Chishti Order of Sufis
Good information on Sufism in general, and specifically the Chishti lineage. Some poetry on-line, as well.
|Sufi Studies Society
Several articles on Sufism and Sufi Poetry.
|The Nimatullah Sufi Order
The Sufi order founded by Shah Nimatullah Wali. Quite large and vital in Iran today, with other centers around the world. Includes brief descriptions of the life and teachings of Shah Nimatullah.
|The Threshold Society & Mevlevi Order
A society in the US dedicated to Sufism, particularly the Mevlevi traditions inspired by Rumi. Many good articles online.
|Sufism, Sufis, and Sufi Orders: Sufism's Many Paths
Information on a wide range of Sufi shaykhs, teachers, traditions, and orders.
|The Sufism Symposium
An annual symposium, sponsored by the International Association of Sufism, that gathers Sufis from around the world. Much to explore! Tapes and video cassettes from past symposia are available.
|International Association of Sufism
A rich website with lots of articles on Sufism, information on events, audio and video resources. Worth exploring.
|Fons Vitae Publishing
A great source online for many hard to find English translations of Sufi classics.
A broad selection of Sufi poetry, including verses by Rumi, Hafez, Jami, and many others.
|Beauty of Islam
A simple, lovely site that includes biographies and anecdotes of the lives of many of the "great personalities" of Islam.
|The Threshold Society and Mevlevi Order
An excellent site with many articles by Kabir Helminski, Refik Algan, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and others on Sufism and Islam.
|Aisha Bewley's Islamic Home Page
A simple site but with links to many articles and source writings on Islam and Sufism. Worth exploring.
|The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship
Several discourses by Bawa Muhaiyaddeen available online. Various articles on Sufism.
|Sufi Poetry - Yahoo Groups
A Yahoo email group focused on Sufi poetry.
|Persian Sufi Poetry
The website of David and Sabrineh Fideler, authors of the book Love's Alchemy: Poems from the Sufi Tradition. Several poem selections, including some audio recordings of the poetry read in Persian and English.
|Texts of Islam: Sufi
A good source for many Sufi texts online, including Rumi's Masnavi, Saadi's, Gulistan, and Shabistari's Secret Rose Garden.
|Stars on a Dark Night - Sufi Inspired Islamic Art
A highly recommended web site associated with the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. Perspectives on Sufism, many brief quotes, video clips, links to Islamic art sites.
|Sufism - Sufis - Sufi Orders
A good outline/overview of the main Sufi orders and several important historical figures.
|Sufi Poets - Poet Seers
A very good web site, and a good source for poems by several Sufi poets. Worth exploring.
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