Classic & Contemporary Books on Sufism

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    In August we we be shipping the highly anticipated reissue of of the 1979 edition of the Biography of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. The biography combines Inayat Khan’s own words with archival material and anecdotes from the archives of the Nekbakht Foundation. The biography recounts the life of Hazrat Inayat Khan from his early years in India mastering classical Indian music and studying under Sufi teachers of the Chishti, Naqshbandi, Qadiri, and Suhrawardi orders, to his travels to America, England, Russia and France in the 1920s. You may pre-order this title for delivery in August.

    Also in August, we will be reissuing Dream Flowers: The Collected Works of Noor Inayat Khan with a stunning new cover. Noor Inayat Khan, daughter of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Ora Ray Baker, is not only remembered as an outstanding hero of the Second World War but also as a folklorist and writer of considerable gifts. Dream Flowers collects a number of her never-before-published pieces in addition to her major published works: Twenty Jataka Tales, King Akbar’s Daughter (French original next to English translation), and Aède of the Ocean and Land. The introduction by Pir Zia Inayat Khan elucidates the author’s unique literary contribution to the elaboration of Sufism in the West. You may pre-order this title for delivery in August.

    In November we will be releasing the Second Edition of Pir Zia’s Caravan of Souls, first published in 2013. Caravan of Souls is a guidebook to the Sufi path of Hazrat Inayat Khan, a spiritual philosophy of love, harmony, and beauty. It is a foundational text for all murids, as well as anyone interested in learning about the history of the Inayatiyya. Within these pages the reader will find the essential teachings and methods of the order and movement he founded, as well as an inspiring array of sayings, poems, songs, prayers, stories, and biographical portraits. 

    The contents of Caravan of Souls include historic texts by Hazrat Inayat Khan, Nargis Dowland, Huzurnawaz baron von Pallandt, and Sophia Saintsbury-Green, as well as contributions by Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Shrabani Basu, Dr. Sitara Jironet, Edgar Austin Mitchell, and Shahbaz Alex Dijk.  The second edition incorporates new sayings, updated prayers, meditations, and songs, as well as new chapters on Shaikh al-Mashaik Mahmood Khan, the Nooriyya and the Mahashaikhan.