THOLUCK, F. A. G., Ssufismus sive Theosophia Persarum
    pantheistica (Berlin, 1821).
      In Latin. Out of date in some respects, but still worth reading.

PALMER, E. H., Oriental Mysticism (Cambridge, 1867).
      A treatise on Persian theosophy, based on a work by Nasafi.

VON KREMER, A., Geschichte der herrschenden Ideen des Islams
    (Leipzig, 1868), pp. 52-121.
      A brilliant sketch of the origin and development of Sufism.

GOLDZIHER, I., Vorlesungen über den Islam (Heidelberg, 1910),
    pp. 139-200.
      An account of Sufi asceticism and mysticism by the greatest
    living authority on Islam.

GOLDZIHER, I., Muhammedanische Studien (Halle, 1888-90),
    Part ii., pp. 277-378.
      Gives full details concerning the worship of Moslem saints.

MACDONALD, D. B., The Religious Life and Attitude in Islam
    (Chicago, 1909).
      A valuable introduction to the study of the moderate type of
    Sufism represented by

    Ghazali. The chapters on psychology are particularly helpful.

IQBAL, SHAIKH MUHAMMAD, The Development of Metaphysics in Persia
    (London, 1908), pp. 96.

GIBB, E. J. W., History of Turkish Poetry (London, 1900-1909),
    vol. i. pp. 15-69.
      Outlines of Persian philosophic mysticism.

BROWNE, E. G., Literary History of Persia (London, 1902), vol. i.
    pp. 416-444.

BROWN, J. P ., The Dervishes, or Oriental Spiritualism (London,
      Unscientific, but contains much interesting material.

DEPONT, O., and COPPOLANI, X., Les Confréries religieuses
    musulmanes (Algiers, 1897).
      A standard work on the Dervish Orders.


HUJWIRI, Kashf al-Mahjub, translated by R. A. Nicholson (London,
      The oldest Persian treatise on Sufism.

'ATTAR, Le Manticu 'ttair ou le Langage des Oiseax, translated,
    with an essay on the philosophical and religious poetry of Persia,
    by Garcin de Tassy (Paris, 1864).

JALALUDDIN RUMI, Masnavi, abridged translation by E. H. Whinfield,
    2nd ed. (London, 1898).
  Masnavi, Book i., translated by Sir James Redhouse (London, 1881).
  Masnavi, Book ii., translated with commentary by C. E. Wilson
    (London, 1910).

  Selected Odes from the Divani Shamsi Tabriz, Persian text with
    English translation, introduction, and notes by R. A. Nicholson
    (Cambridge, 1898).

MAHMUD SHABISTARI, Gulshani Raz, Persian text with English
    translation, introduction, and notes by E. H. Whinfield (London,
      A versified exposition of the chief Sufi doctrines. It should
    be read by everyone who is seriously interested in the subject.

JAMI, Lawa'ih, Persian text with translation by E. H. Whinfield and
    Mirza Muhammad Kazvini (London, 1906).
      A prose treatise on Sufi theosophy.
  Yusuf and Zulaikha, translated into verse by R.. T. H. Griffith
    (London, 1882).
      One of the most famous mystical love-romances in Persian

IBN AL-'ARABI, Tarjuman al-Ashwaq, a collection of mystical odes.
    Arabic text with translation and commentary by R. A. Nicholson
    (London, 1911).

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