Irfan& Sufism

Irfan & Sufim

Al-Tawhid :An Introduction to 'Irfanby The Foundation of Islamic Thought
This short introduction to irfan is a part of the author's book Ashnai ba ulum e Islami (An Introduction to the Islamic Sciences) written in seven parts, 1) logic, 2) philosophy, 3) kalam, 4) irfan, 5) fiqh, 6) usul al fiqh, 7) hikmat e amali (ethics).

Inner Secrets Of The Path, by Sayyid Haydar Amuli
Shari'ah, tariqah
and haqiqah‑are different names indicating one truth ‑ namely the pattern of behaviour of Muhammad. Each, however, has its own specific realm of meaning: just as the almond consists of a shell, an outer skin and the kernel, so the shell is as the shari`ah, the outer skin the tariqah and the kernel the haqiqah ‑ the inner core; the almond as a whole embraces all three.

Islamic Gnosis ('Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat), by Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi
In answering these questions, some have absolutely denied the existence of gnosis in Islam and have regarded it as heretical innovation to be repudiated. Others consider it to have come from outside the context of Islam, while holding it to be compatible with it. In this line, some have said that sufism is an acceptable innovation in Islam, like monasticism in Christianity.

Suffism and Islam, by Al-Hajj Mulla Bashir Rahim
"Sufism and Islam cannot be separated in the same way that higher consciousness or awakening cannot be separated from Islam. Islam is not an historical phenomenon that began 1,400 years ago. It is the timeless art of awakening by means of submission. Sufism is the heart of Islam. It is as ancient as the rise of human consciousness.

A Short Treatise on The Divine Invitation, by Muhammad M. Khalfan
This book discusses why the Holy Month of Ramadān described by the Holy Prophet (s) as ‘The Banquet of Allāh’ and what it means to be his special Guest.

Adabus Salat, by Imam Khomeini
A detailed explanation of the strict disciplines and moral secrets of prayer, written by Imam Khomeini for the general public.

Al Siraj: The Lantern on the Path to Allah Almighty, by Husain ibn 'Ali ibn Sadiq al Bahrani
A guide for spiritual wayfarers on ethics and ways to strengthen one's faith, with the goal to reach Allah (swt).

Elixir of Love, by Muhammad Rayshahri
Spiritual lessons on the love of Allah (swt) from the life of the 20th century spiritual exemplar, Shaykh Rajab Ali Khayyat. Includes anecotes from his life and practical ethical advice for living a spiritual life.

Jihad and Shahadat, by Ayatuallah Mahmud Taleqani
Jihad (struggle in the way of God) in Islam, its importance, role, limitations and necessity. And the concept of shahadat (martyrdom) in Islam.

Manifestations of the All-Merciful, by Abu Muhammad Zaynu'l 'Abidin
Commentary and reflections on the first portion of the supplication recited daily during the month of Ramadhan that begins with "Allahumma adkhil `alaa ahli-l-quboor as-suroor" (O Allah, give happiness to the people of the grave). Includes Part I and II.

Martyrdom: Arise and bear witness, by Dr. Ali Shariati
A compilation of lectures by Dr Ali Shariati on the concept of martyrdom, and the importance of martyrdom in Shi'ite ideology.

Me'raj - The Night Ascension, by Mullah Faidh al-Kashani
Me'raj in the Qur'an, physical ascension, traditions relating the events which occurred during Me'raj.

Perfect Man, by Ayatullah Murtaza Mutahhari
What makes a perfect man, nature of man, relation of man with nature.

Pretending Virtuousness (riya)
An Islamic Factsheet: Short and concise articles on a single subject in numerous languages. Excellent for quick reading, Muslim centers or places of learning, da'wah purposes, or to give to your friends and coworkers. Part of the Diseases of the Soul Factsheets.

Self Building: Spiritual Migration to God, by Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini
A detailed description of special deeds as performed by God's most devoted sincere servants during their lives, the self-restraint and asceticism practiced by them during these worships, and the spiritual purification achieved by them.

Spiritual Discourses, by Ayatullah Murtaza Mutahhari
Criteria for humanity, spiritual freedom, nobility, worship and prayer, repentance, migration and jihad, and belief in the unseen.

Struggle Against the Self (Jihad al-Nafs)
An Islamic Factsheet: Short and concise articles on a single subject in numerous languages. Excellent for quick reading, Muslim centers or places of learning, da'wah purposes, or to give to your friends and coworkers. Part of the Merits of the Soul Factsheets.

Struggle Against the Self (Jihad al-Nafs)
An Islamic Factsheet: Short and concise articles on a single subject in numerous languages. Excellent for quick reading, Muslim centers or places of learning, da'wah purposes, or to give to your friends and coworkers. Part of the Merits of the Soul Factsheets.

Spiritual Journey of the Mystics (Suluk al-Arifan), by Haj Javad Maliki Tabrizi
Etiquette and codes of special deeds performed by Allah's most sincere servants during the Holy Month of Ramadhan; the self-restraint and asceticism practised by them during these worships and the self-purification achieved by them.

Struggle Against the Self (Jihad al-Nafs)
An Islamic Factsheet: Short and concise articles on a single subject in numerous languages. Excellent for quick reading, Muslim centers or places of learning, da'wah purposes, or to give to your friends and coworkers. Part of the Merits of the Soul Factsheets.

The Characteristics of A Muslim
Simple accounts of good morals and behavior, God's love, parents, and how to be a good Muslim.

The Concept of Love in the Shi'i Creed, by Sayyid Muhammad Rida Hijaz
The concept of love in Shi'ism plays a fundamental and profound role. Love for Allah, the Prophet, and the Prophet's household.

The Greater Jihad, by Imam Khomeini
The internal struggle. Recommendations for religious students and seminaries. Importance of purifying the soul. Knowledge and faith. Includes advice on how to benefit from the blessed month of Ramadhan and the fasting and devotion therein.