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Pathways of Faith, Developed by Frederick M. Denny, University of Colorado
Following the correct pathway to spiritual fulfillment and success is a key Islamic principle. Readings for this theme explore the basic requirements of learning and obeying the Qur’anic revelation, following the Prophet’s teachings, and engaging in specific formal practices. Also introduced are the pathways leading from Judaism and Christianity to Islam, the youngest of the three Abrahamic religions; the divergent pathways followed by the Sunni and Shia communities; and the mystical pathways to spiritual fulfillment known as Sufism.
The Story of the Qua'ran: Its History and Place in Muslim Life
The Story of the Qur'an by
Call Number: BP132 .M39 2008
Publication Date: 2007-12-18
"This introduction to the Qur'an offers an insightful and authoritative description of the book at the heart of Muslim life. Written by a well known Islamic expert, this book is a knowledgeable account of the doctrines contained in the Qur'an and provides a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live."--BOOK JACKET.
Rumi: Poet and Mystic
Call Number: PK6480.E5 N5 1995
Publication Date: 1995-06-01
The Song of the Reed -- Remembered Music -- Love in Absence -- "The Marriage of True Minds" -- "A Sleep and a Forgetting" -- The Grief of the Dead -- The Unregenerate -- The Burden of Existence -- The Spirit of the Saints -- The Children of Light -- Love, the Hierophant -- The Love of Woman -- Divine Beauty -- "I Turn Toward Thee" -- The Truth within Us -- Mystics Know -- Asleep to the World -- The Faithful Are One Soul -- The Ladder to Heaven -- The True Sufi -- Nothing Venture Nothing Win -- The Man Who Looked Back on His Way to Hell -- Spiritual Churning -- The Blind Follower -- The Birds of Solomon -- The Carnal Soul -- The Beauty of Death -- A Prayer for Good Behaviour -- Communion with the Saints -- The Man Who Fled from Azrael -- "Omnes Eodem Cogimur" -- Faith and Works -- "No Monkery in Islam" -- Do Not Travel Alone -- Fine Feathers -- The Treasure-Seeker -- The Mystic Way -- The Sceptic -- The Evil in Ourselves -- The Hierarchy of Saints
The Spiritual Guide -- The Uses of Tribulation -- the spirit Helpeth Our Infirmity -- Unseen Miracles -- The Reward of the Righteous -- The Saint's Vision of Eternity -- Beware of Hurting the Saint -- The Disinterested Cadi -- Good Words -- Here Am I -- The Soul of Prayer -- The Friend Who Said I -- God beyond Praise -- Knowledge is Power -- Our Real Names -- Immediate Knowledge -- Tradition and Intuition -- Feeling and Thinking -- Mystical Perception -- Love and Fear -- The Ascending Soul -- The Negative Way -- The Spirit of the Universe -- The Absolute -- Fons Vitae -- The Purpose of Creation -- Divine Providence -- Causation -- The Divine Factory -- The World of Time -- Reality and Appearance -- God in Nature -- Amor Agitat Molem -- Universal Love -- Man the Macrocosm -- The Perfect Man -- The Witness to God -- The Mediator -- Asceticism and Gnosis -- Die Before Death -- Mystical Death and Burial -- Unity of Spirit -- Creations of Phantasy -- The Magic of Love -- Phenomena the Bridge to Reality -- The Pear-Tree Illusion -- Cosmic Consciousness -- The Universal Spirit Revealed in Prophets and Saints -- The Standard-Bearers of Divine Revelation -- The Mystery of Evil -- The Law and the Truth -- The Complete Artist -- The Necessary Foil -- The Soul of Goodness in Things Evil
The Unseen Power -- Moral Responsibility -- Whatsoever God Wills Shall Come to Pass -- Predestination and Free-Will -- The Wine of Love -- The Riddles of God -- The Apology of Iblis -- Love and Logic -- The One True Light -- The Twelve Gospels -- The Shepherd's Prayer -- A Rebuke to Bigots -- Religious Controversy -- The Doctrine of Reserve -- Unknowing -- The Unitive State -- The Life Everlasting -- Does Personality Survive? -- The Soul of the World -- Deification -- The God-Man -- The Spiritual Ascension -- The Progress of Man -- Ripeness is All.
Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction
Call Number: BP75 .B66 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-15
An introduction to the major aspects of Muhammad's life and its importance, providing both Muslim and Western historical perspectives. It explains the prominent roles that Muhammad's persona has played in the Islamic world throughout history, from the medieval to the modern period.
The Art of Hajj
The Art of Hajj by
Call Number: N6260 .P67 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
The annual ritual pilgrimage to Makkah was established by the Prophet Muhammad in the last year of his life (AD 632). Over the following centuries the experience and importance of Hajj have been evocatively documented in countless ways. Highlighting the pilgrims' journey across time, the sacred rituals of Hajj, and the city of Makkah itself, this beautiful little book features illuminated manuscripts, wall paintings and photographs, as well as calligraphy, textiles, scientific instruments, decorative tiles, maps, ceramics, metalwork and powerful works by contemporary artists. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the British Museum, from 26 January to 15 April 2012.
The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
The Children of Abraham - Judaism, Christianity, Islam by
Call Number: BM157 .P47 2004
Publication Date: 2004-08-16
Introduction : the scripture : some preliminary notions -- The promise and the heirs -- A contested inheritance -- Community and hierarchy -- The Law -- Scripture and tradition -- The worship of God -- Renunciation and aspiration -- Thinking and talking about God -- Epilogue : sacred history.