2,500 Adages Of Imam Ali

2,500 Adages Of Imam Ali

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This book contains 2,500 sayings of the Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law, Ali. The Shia sect in Islam see Imam Ali as being the successor to the Prophet. The subjects of these sayings include things like: noble manners; eloquence; social relations; manners of speech; human nature; poverty; and bad habits.

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The Alchemy of Happiness

The Alchemy of Happiness

Al Ghazzali

The Kimiya-yi Sa’ādat, or, Alchemy Of Happiness was an attempt to show ways in which the lives of a Sufi could be based on what is demanded by Islamic law. It has four principle parts; religious duties, salvation, human relations aspect of Islam and damnation.

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Arabian Wisdom

Arabian Wisdom

John Wortabet

This collection of Islamic wisdom literature was originally published in the Wisdom of the East Series. It features gems from the Quran, the Hadith, and traditional proverbs and aphorisms.

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The Bible, The Koran, and the Talmud

The Bible, The Koran, and the Talmud

Dr. G. Weil

This book is a collection of Islamic stories of the prophets, a genre which has been perennially popular in the world of Islam. Most of the characters present in the stories are the same prophets which are familiar from the Bible and other Jewish and Christian sources. Although the selections and translations appear to be fair and accurate enough, the commentary is hostile to Islam throughout.

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The Bustan of Sadi

The Bustan of Sadi

Sadi

This little book is full of practical spiritual wisdom. Sadi doesn’t lean on allegory as much as other Sufi writers of the period; most of the stories in this collection have a pretty obvious moral lesson.

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Christ in Islam

James Robson

This small book is a collection of traditional sayings and stories attributed to Jesus taken from Islamic literature. Islam has always considered Jesus to be one of the greatest of prophets, second only to Mohammed, and this beautiful collection is illustrative of some of the ways he is perceived in the Islamic world. As stated in the…

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The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

Farid Ud-Din Attar

This is a classic sufi text written by the Persian poet Farid Ud-Din Attar. In the poem, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their king, as they have none. The hoopoe, the wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simorgh, a mythical Persian bird roughly equivalent to the western phoenix. The hoopoe leads the birds, each of whom represent a human fault which prevents man from attaining enlightenment…

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The Diwan of Zeb-un-Nissa

The Diwan of Zeb-un-Nissa

Zeb-un-Nissa

The Princess Zeb-un-Nissa was the eldest daughter of the Mogul Emperor Aurungzebe of India, and was born in 1639. A Sufi, she was well educated in both the Quran and the sciences, and was fluent in Arabic, Persian and Urdu. She started to write Persian poetry secretly at the age of 14. Her works included the Diwan, a collection of her poetry, excerpts…

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The Enclosed Garden of the Truth

The Enclosed Garden of the Truth

Hakim Abul-Majd Majdūd ibn Ādam Sanā’ī Ghaznavi

For close to 900 years The Enclosed Garden of Truth, or, The Hadiqat al Haqiqa, has been consistently read as a classic and employed as a Sufi textbook. It was the first Persian mystical epic of Sufism. Dedicated to Bahram Shah, the work expresses the poet’s ideas on God, love, philosophy and reason.

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Epistle To The Son Of The Wolf

Epistle To The Son Of The Wolf

Bahá’u’lláh

The Epistle to the Son of the Wolf is the last major work of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith, before his death in 1892. It is a letter written to a Muslim cleric, a violent opponent of the Bahá’ís who, along with his father (called by Bahá’u’lláh “the wolf”), also a Muslim cleric, had put to death a number of Bahá’ís. Bahá’u’lláh…

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The Gospel of Barnabas

Lonsdale and Laura Ragg

The Gospel of Barnabas is a book depicting the life of Jesus, and claiming to be by Jesus’ disciple Barnabas, who in this work is one of the twelve apostles. Two manuscripts are known to have existed, both dated to the late 16th century and written respectively in Italian and in Spanish—although the Spanish manuscript is now lost…

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The Gulistan of Sadi

The Gulistan of Sadi

Sadi

The Gulistan (“The Rose Garden”) is a landmark of Persian literature. Written in 1258 CE, it is one of two major works of the Persian poet Sa’di. It is a collection of poems and stories and contains the well-known aphorism about being sad because one has no shoes until one meets the man who has no feet.

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The Hadith (Complete 9 Volumes)

The Hadith (Complete 9 Volumes)

Sahih Al-Bukhari

This is the entire 9 Volume collection of the Hadith by Sahih Al-Bukhari. The Hadith are sayings of the Prophet Muhammad; this is one of the six major collections. Sunni Muslims view this as one of the three most trusted collections of hadith along with Sahih Muslim and Muwatta Imam Malik. In some circles, it is considered the most authentic book after the Quran. The book was compiled around 200 years after the death of Muhammad.

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