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Adab of the Murid -- 'A Manual of Courtesy For the Wayfarer on the Path'
Hajj Mustafa
Foreword by Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

"The Shaykh, teacher or guide can only be useful if there is correct adab (courtesies). Without it, there can be no transmission. Transmission is the way that light and knowledge is communicated from one heart to another. Without it, it remains as information and sentimentality."

"Each point of courtesy mentioned in this booklet is a doorway to your own evolution and beingness."

"The recommendations in this book are not sacrosanct, and vary from Shaykh to Shaykh in there ultimate expression, but the meanings are the same."

"I offer this booklet as a sincere prayer that it may help not only murids (students) of Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri, but all who venture on the path of "will-full" submission." From the Introduction of Adab of the Murid.

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Beginning's End
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

Beginning's End is a contemporary outlook on the Sufi sciences of self-knowledge, intended for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The author holds that truth has no end and is eternal, and that is why human beings will seek total freedom, of which material freedom is only a small part. The final freedom is a natural, spontaneous submission and being connected to timelessness, yet experiencing time.

"This book was written mainly to highlight the truth that if you wish to nourish the heart and nurture the light within, you need to make structural adjustments to your way of life as well as the all-consuming material drive. The book is a challenge to our modern lifestyle that is out of balance.

Now it is being reprinted as the gap widens between the sustainable inner happiness and the ever-lasting outer frenzy." -- from the Preface to the Reprinted Edition.

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Cosmology of the Self
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

For the serious seeker of Allah, the way to this transcendent knowledge has been clearly indicated by the Prophet: “Whoever knows himself, knows his Lord”. Coming to know the inner landscape of the human self is one of the essential foundations for progress on the path of knowledge.

This book is a practical and accessible distillation of the tawhidi (unitive) Islamic teachings and insights into the map of the human self. Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri has sought to furnish the reader with the fundamental elements and insights into the make-up of the individual self and how the various elements of spirituality and humanity interact within us.

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Leaves From a Sufi Journal

Leaves From a Sufi Journal is a unique collection of articles presenting an outstanding introduction to the areas of Sufism and original Islamic teachings. This ageless wisdom is set against the backcloth of a changing world in which the application of this knowledge to one’s own life could scarcely be more appropriate.

Written by both classical and contemporary writers, this compilation includes commentaries on the Qur`anic revelations; the mysteries of faith; inner and outer practices; the lives of prophets and saints; the individual, the family and society and the nature of unity and existence.

Publisher: Element Books - UK

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Nuradeen: Selections
An Islamic Sufi Journal

Nuradeen: Selections is a compilation of articles taken from the Islamic Sufi Journal Nuradeen, a forum of expression for a wide variety of topics relating to the life-transaction, the deen of Islam. Selections is divided into 13 sections, which include The Qur`an, Muhammad and the Ahl Al-Bayt, Iman, Shar’iah, Tariqah, Haqiqah, Dawa, Aspects of Muslim Communities, Knowledge and Learning, Health, Revived Hearts, Muslims in Prison, and On the Lighter Side.

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The Chishtis -- A Living Light
Muneera Haeri

Sufism evolved as a repudiation of the rising dogma and creeping materialism in the early period of Islam which followed the golden age of the Prophet (pbuh) and the first four Caliphs. It was the guardian angel of humaneness and spiritual values. The widespread and enthusiastic acceptance of the teachings of Islam in the subcontinent was the work of the Sufis rather than the sword of the many conquerors. The Chishtis whose order was founded on the subcontinent by Hazrat Muin`ad-din Chishti, are the most celebrated of all the Sufi brotherhoods which operated in this area.

Muneera Haeri recounts the lives of the six early Sufis of the Chishti order. She writes for readers who are interested in Sufism, leading them to the heart of the matter via a picturesque route which traverses a landscape of ardour and devotion studded with historical facts and folk lore. This book can prove to be a feast for the trusting reader who is not blocked by cynicism in his quest for spirituality.

"The Chishtiya have at last found an articulate voice in English through the personal commitment and literary skill of Muneera Haeri." Bruce B. Lawrence, Professor of Islamic Studies, Duke University.

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The Elements of Sufism
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

Sufism is the heart of Islam. This introduction to Sufism describes its origins and practices, its historical background and its spread throughout the world. The Elements of Sufism explains:

- Where Sufism originated
- The relationship between Islam and Sufism
- What it means to be a Sufi
- The relevance of Sufism in modern life

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The Journey of the Self
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

“The Journey of the Self provides a genuine spiritual psychology...We are invited to self-understanding in this book, to psychology and spiritual self-knowledge. Not only are we invited, we are given concrete examples and concrete help in making our way toward that goal.” -- from the Forward by Robert Frager, founder, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

This unique guide to spiritual psychology presents Western readers with an Islamic concept of personality—the wellspring of the Enneagram and other Sufi theories of personality. After introducing the basic model of the self, Shaykh Haeri describes a simple yet complete outline of the self’s emergence, development, sustenance, and growth toward its highest potential.

Publisher: Harper Collins - USA

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The Sufi Way to Self-Unfoldment
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

"There can be no doubt that there is only one message in man's heart, to be fulfilled, to live a life that is honorable and fearless, that has within it no darkness, ignorance or abuse."

This book is based on a collection of talks which were given in the eighties in the United States. The sixties and seventies witnessed resurgences in various spheres of mysticism, spirituality and related endeavors or topics, including the manifestation of formal prescriptive Islam in various forms. The reactions were both positive and negative, causing many people to begin to awaken to a better understanding of this ever vibrant faith, the last revealed of the world's great religions.

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The Thoughtful Guide to Sufism

Sufism is the heart of Islam. Its key is an inner light and awakening, an outer courtesy and service to humanity. It relates to Islam much as the mystical tradition does to Christianity, but far more prominently. Sufism is increasingly acknowledged as a spiritual answer to modern materialism. This introductory guide describes its origins and background, the relationship with Islam, and its spread throughput the world. It covers what it means to be a Sufi and the relevance of Sufism in modern life. Biographies of prominent Sufi’s and a selection of writings make this an indispensable guide to this profound tradition.

John Hunt Publishers

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The Wisdom of Ibn Ata'Allah
Translated and Commentary by
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

Shaykh Abu Al-Fadhl Ahmed Ibn Muhammad Ibn Abdul Karim, known as Ibn Ata'Allah al-Iskandari is one of the great enlightened Sufi Masters of North Africa, who had influenced many generations after him along this path. Ibn Ata'Allah was an acknowledged 'Alim and Imam of Shari'ah and the most influential man of Light and gnosis of his day. He came under the transformative light of Abu Al-Abbas al-Mursi, who had passed on to him the richest treasures of Shadhili teachings including much of the tradition of the founder of this Tariqa, Abu al-Hassan al-Shadhili.

His spiritual legacy is encapsulated in the dense form of the Hikam, which is renowned as one of the most important Sufi texts, and certainly the earliest of Shadhili texts. Although the Hikam is his principal work, he authored several others, the most notable being Miftah al-Falah wa Misbah al-Arwah (The Key to Salvation and the Lantern of Spirits), a treatise on the courtesies and manner of invocation as a means of arrival at gnosis.

These aphorisms of Ibn Ata'Allah reveal the breadth and depth of an enlightened being who reflects tawhid (divine unity) and is connected to the path of transformation through worship.

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