Knowledge and the Sacred – The Gifford Lectures
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The Nature of Man-Universal Man by William C. Chittick
This book is a translation of one of the most important texts on the creed of Islam, the Sharh al-‘Aqa’id al-Nasafiyyah of Imam Sa’ad al-Din al-Taftazani (d. 1389). It is a commentary by Taftazani of Imam Abu Hafs al-Nasafi’s (d. 1177) work al-‘Aqa’id al-Nasafiyyah. Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law: Sharh al-‘Aqa’id al-Nasafiyyah
Imām Rāzī’s ʿIlm al-akhlāq – Classic work on Islamic Ethics
Abstract: “Muslim scholars who talked about love agreed that it is indefinable. In discussions of human love, they typically limited themselves to describing its symptoms, characteristics, and consequences. They summarized these along the lines of “yearning for union.” By using the word union, they were saying that the goal of lovers is to come together, […]
The Bodily Positions of the Ritual Prayer. – Prof. William Chittick discusses the inner meaning of the bodily positions of the Salah.
The Divine Word and Islamic Art The Word of Allah is the origin and principle of Islamic art par excellence. Just as the Word descends from the unseen and unmanifest order to the visible and material realm, so too does the art that is based upon it descend from the ‘formless’ sonoral level to the […]
Forty Hadith on Divine Mercy
Rashid al-Din Maybudi’s Kashf al-Asrar – Tr. William Chittick The full name of this commentary is Kashf al-asrār wa ʿuddat al-abrār (“The unveiling of the mysteries and the provision of the pious”). It is the longest Sunni commentary in the Persian language. Selections translated by William Chittick.
Forty Hadith on Sufism Shaykh Sulami A translation and commentary of Kitab al-Arba’in fi ‘t-Tasawwuf by Shaykh Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (d. 412/1021)