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The Garden of Truth by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The Garden of Truth~ The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islams Mystical Tradition by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The Garden of Truth~ The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islams Mystical Tradition by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Psychology, Eschatology, and Imagination in Mulla Sadra Shirazi’s Commentary on the Hadith of Awakening – Mohammed Rustom

Mulla Sadra on the Hadith of Awakening

‘The World of Imagination’ and the Concept of Space in the Persian Miniature – Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The World of Imagination and Concept of Space in the Persian Miniature - Nasr

Themes of Love in Islamic Mystical Theology by William Chittick

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, not to stay apart. They understood love as the energy that brings about the encounter of God and man…”

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The Bodily Positions of the Ritual Prayer by William Chittick

The Bodily Positions of the Ritual Prayer. –

Prof. William Chittick discusses the inner meaning of the bodily positions of the Salah.

Religious Art, Traditional Art, Sacred Art: Some Reflections and Definitions – Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Religious Art - Traditional Art - Sacred Art

Rashid al-Din Maybudi’s Tafsir Kashf al-Asrar – Tr. William Chittick

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.