Reading Lists

Intellectual Traditions in Islam

a) Islamic Philosophy and Theology

Ess, Josef van. The Flowering of Muslim Theology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.

Mutahhari, Murtada. Understanding Islamic Sciences, Philosophy, Theology and Mysticism. London: Islamic College for Advanced Studies Publications, 2002.

Nasr, Sayyidinfo-icon Hussein. Knowledge and the Sacred. New York: State University of New York Press, 1989.

____ . Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present. New York: State University of New York Press, 2006.

____ and Oliver Leaman. History of Islamic Philosophy. London: Routledge, 2001.

____ . An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines. New York: State University of New York, 1993.

____ . Classification of Knowledge in Islam: A Study in Islamic Philosophy of Science. Oxford: Islamic Texts Society, 1999.

____ . Three Muslim Sages. Oxford: Caravan Books, 1964. Izutsu, Toshihiko. The Concept and Reality of Existence. Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies, 1971.

b) Islamic Philosophy

Adamson, P. and R. C. Taylor, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

____ . Al-Kindi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Belo, C. Chance and Determinism in Avicenna and Averroes. Leiden: Brill, 2007.

de Callataÿ, G. Ikhwan al-Safa’: A Brotherhood of Idealists on the Fringe of Orthodox Islam. Oxford: Oneworld, 2005.

Druart, T.-A. Arabic Philosophy, East and West: Continuity and Interaction. Washington DC: Center for Contemporary Arabic Studies, 1988.

El-Bizri, Nader. The Phenomenological Quest between Avicenna and Heidegger. Binghamton, New York: Global Publications, SUNY at Binghamton, 2000.

Goodman, L. E. Islamic Humanism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

____ . Avicenna. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.

Gutas, D. Avicenna and the Aristotelian Tradition: Introduction to Reading Avicenna’s Philosophical Works. Leiden: Brill, 1988.

____ . Greek Thought, Arabic Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 1998; repr. 2002.

____ , ed. Philosophy, Theology and Mysticism in Medieval Islam. Aldershot: Variorum, 2005.

Kemal, S. The Philosophical Poetics of Alfarabi, Avicenna and Averroes: The Aristotelian Reception. London and New York: Routledge, 2003.

Khalidi, M. A., ed. Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Khalidi, T. Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Kennedy-Day, Kiki. Books on Definition in Islamic Philosophy. London and New York: Routledge, 2003.

Mahdiinfo-icon, M. Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islamic Political Philosophy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Marmura, M. Probing in Islamic Philosophy: Studies in the Philosophies of Ibn Sina, al-Ghazali and Other Major Muslim Thinkers. Binghamton, New York: Global Publications, SUNY at Binghamton, 2005.

McGinnis, J. and Reisman, D. C., ed. Interpreting Avicenna: Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam. Leiden: Brill, 2004.

Montgomery, J. E., ed. Arabic Theology, Arabic Philosophy from the Many to the One: Essays in Celebration of Richard M. Frank. Leuven: Peeters, 2006.

Moosa, Ebrahim. Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Nasr, S. H. and O. Leaman, ed. History of Islamic Philosophy. London and New York: Routledge, 1996.

Netton, I. R. Allah Transcendent: Studies in the Structure and Semiotics of Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Cosmology. Richmond: Curzon Press, 1989; repr. 1994.

____ . Muslim Neoplatonists. An Introduction to the Thought of the Brethren of Purity. London and New York: Routledge, 2002.

Reisman, D. C. Making the Avicennan Tradition: The Transmission, Contexts, and Structures of Ibn Sina’s al-Mubahathat. The Discussions. Leiden: Brill, 2002.

Shehadi, F. Philosophies of Music in Medieval Islam. Leiden: Brill, 1995.

Stone, G. B. Dante’s Pluralism and the Islamic Philosophy of Religion. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

van Ess, J. The Flowering of Muslim Theology, tr. J. M. Todd. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.

Wisnovsky, R. Avicenna’s Metaphysics in Context. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.

Yazdi, M. H. The Principles of Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1992.

c) Mysticism and the Esoteric Tradition

Abun-Nasr, Jamil M. Muslim Communities of Grace: The Sufi Brotherhoods in Islamic Religious Life. London: C. Hurst, 2007.

Addas, Claude and David Streight. Ibn ‘Arabi: The Voyage of No Return. Islamic Texts Society, 2000.

Afifi, Abu al-‘Ala. The Mystical Philosophy of Ibn Arabi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1939.

Amuli, Sayyid Haydar. Inner Secrets of the Path, tr. from Arabic by Asadullah al-Dhaakir Yate. Zahra publications, 1989.

Arberry, Arthur J. The Doctrine of the Sufis: Kitab al-Ta’arruf li-madhab ahl al-tasawwuf, translated from the Arabic of Abu Bakr al-Kalabadhi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1935.

____. The Book of Truthfulness. Kitab al-sidq, by Abu Sa’id al-Kharraz, ed. and tr. from the Istanbul unicum. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1937.

____. The Mawaqif and Mukhatabat of Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd‘l-Jabbar al-Niffari. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979.

____, tr. Muslim Saints and Mystics: Episodes from the ‘Tadhkirat al-Auliya’ (Memorial of the Saints) by Farid al-Dininfo-icon Attar.

Baldic, Julian. Mystical Islam: An Introduction to Sufisminfo-icon, London: I.B.Tauris, 1989.

Chittick, William. Sufism: A Beginner’s Guide. One World Publications, 2007.

Corbin, Henry and Ralph Manheim. Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn ‘Arabi. Bollingen Series, 1998.

____ . Temple and Contemplation, tr. Philip Sherard. London: Kegan Paul, 1986.

____. The Man Of Light In Iranian Sufism. Omega Publications, 1994.

Ernst, Carl W. Teachings of Sufism. Boston MA: Shambala, 1999.

Ernst, Carl W. The Shambhala Guide to Sufism. Boston: Shambhala, 1997.

Fakhry, Majid. A Short Introduction to Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Mysticism. Oneworld Publications, 1977.

Ibn Arabi, Muhiyddin. Meccan Revelations, tr. Cyrille Chodkiewicz, Denis Gril and David Streight, ed. Michel Chodkiewicz.

Izutsu, Toshihiko. Creation and the Timeless Order: Essays in Islamic Mystical Philosophy. White Cloud Press, 1994.

Knysh, Alexander D. Islamic Mysticism: A Short History. Leiden: Brill, 2000.

Meier, Fritz. Essays on Islamic Piety and Mysticism, tr. John O’Kane, ed. Bernd Radtke. Leiden: Brill, 1999.

Morewedge, Parviz. Essays in Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Mysticism. Global Scholarly Publications, 2003.

Nasr, Sayyid Hossein. Living Sufism. Mandala Publishers, 1980.

____. The Pilgrimage of Life and the Wisdom of Rumi. Foundation for Traditional Studies, 2007.

Nicholson, R. A. Studies in Islamic Mysticism. London: Routledge, 2001.

____. ‘Kitab al-Luma’ fi al-tasawwuf’ by Abu Nas al-Sarraj, with critical notes and abstracts. Kessinger Publishing, 2007.

Papan-Matin, Firoozeh and Michael Fishbein. The Unveiling of Secrets. Kashf Al-Asrar: The Visionary Autobiography of Ruzbihan al-Baqli, 1128-1209 AD. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

al-Qushayri, Abu’l-Qasim. Epistle on Sufism: al-Risala al­qushayriyya fi ‘ilminfo-icon al-tasawwuf, tr. Alexander Knysh and Mohammad Isa. Great Books of Islamic Civilization. Reading: Garnet Publishing Limited, 2007.

Radtke, Bernd and John O’Kane. The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism: Two Works by al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi. London: Routledge, 1996.

Ritter, Hellmut and John O’Kane: The Ocean of the Soul: Men, the World and God in the Stories of Farid Al-Din ‘Attar. Handbook of Oriental Studies: Section 1, the Near and Middle East. 2003.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Mystical Dimension of Islam, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1975.

Sells, Michael A. Early Islamic Mysticism. Classics of Western Spirituality, Paulist Press, 1995.

al-Sulami, al-Hussayn. The Way of Sufi Chivalry, tr. Toscun Bayrak al-Jerrahi. Inner Traditions, 1991.