Sufi Symbolism III

One moment away from the companion's lane

Is unlawful in the lovers' creed.

-- Rumi


Sufi Symbolism-Volume Three cover

Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

Translated by Terry Graham under
the supervision of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
in collaberation of Neil and Sima
Johnston and Ali-Reza Nurbakhsh

ISBN 0-933546-35-1

 




Contents

ButtonSufi Symbolism of Religious Terminiology

The 3rd volume is devoted to Sufi terms concerning various types of devotion, religious experience, spiritual practices and theological dogmas as understood by the Sufis. The author reveals the inner meaning of many of the fundamental--but most often misunderstood-concepts of Islam, ranging from fasting to pilgrimage, from prophecy to infidelity, and from Hell to Paradise. Sufis' humanistic yet gnostic interpretations of these concepts split open the dry husks of ordinary religious language to reveal rich kernels of extraordinary truth. This source book demonstrates the profundity and sublimity of the Islamic spiritual tradition.


Available in: | English | Farsi


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