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Fons Vitae Publishing

Fons Vitae, a non-profit, academic press, publishes interfaith scholarly works focused primarily on world spirituality.

A peer-reviewed publishing house, Fons Vitae is distinguished for its significant English translations of key Arabic and Persian works, especially in the field of Sufism. Its award-winning books and DVDs are used throughout the world in university classrooms and by the general public, including in its prison outreach.

Fons Vitae seeks to broaden understanding and admiration of all the world’s sacred traditions by sponsoring lecture series and educational programs, as well as by participating in interfaith congresses worldwide.

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Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society (MIAS)

Mystic, philosopher, poet, sage, Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (1165–1240) was one of the world’s great spiritual teachers.

Ibn Arabi was born in Murcia in Arab al-Andalus, and his writings had an immense impact throughout the Islamic world and beyond. The universal ideas underlying his thought are of immediate relevance today.


William C. Chittick

Translator and Interpreter of Classical Islamic Philosophical and Mystical Texts


Uskudar University - Institute For Sufi Studies

The purpose of the institute is to create an environment of science and art based on interdisciplinary works using Sufism’s holistic and in-depth view in order to serve humanity in reaching peace and happiness. With the programs that it will initiate as an institute of specialization, the institute aims to raise individuals who have internalized humanistic and ethical values, who are sensitive towards art, who think, research, create, and know the value of time, who are hard-working and of a great capacity for well-seeing. According to Sufism, the goal of science is to carry these values beyond simply knowing them and to actually apply them to one’s life and to use them for the happiness and advancement of humanity.


Mohammed Rustom

Mohammed Rustom is Professor of Islamic Thought at Carleton University. He has been the recipient of a number of academic distinctions and prizes such as the Ibn ‘Arabi Society Latina’s Tarjuman Prize, a Templeton Foundation/University of Birmingham Global Philosophy of Religion grant, The Institute of Ismaili Studies’ Annemarie Schimmel Fellowship, Iran’s World Prize for the Book of the Year, and Senior Fellowships courtesy of the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute’s Library of Arabic Literature and Humanities Research Fellowship programs.


Nur Ashki Jerrahi Community

The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Community is an order of dervishes within the Halveti-Jerrahi Tariqat (Sufi Order), in the specific lineage and spirit of Shaykh Muzaffer Ashki al-Jerrahi, Shaykh Nur al-Jerrahi, Shaykha Fariha al-Jerrahi, and Shaykha Amina al-Jerrahi. We are based at Dergah al-Farah in New York City, Mezquita María de la Luz in México City, as well as in various lodges throughout the U.S. and worldwide. We joyfully welcome into our gatherings students of all sacred paths and sincere seekers of any personal orientation. If you would like to attend one of our dhikr ceremonies kindly send us an email expressing your interest.


Dar-Al-Masnavi of the Mevlevi order is the activity of the American Institute of Masnavi Studies (AIMS) on the Internet. At present (August, 2001), it is the only activity of the Institute (although it would be wonderful someday to have a physical building, acquire a library, etc.-- God willing). The Institute is affiliated with the International Hazrat-i Mevlânâ Foundation, in Istanbul, Turkey. The president of the Foundation is the hereditary and actual world leader of the Mevlevi order--the 33rd Chelebi Efendi, Faruk Hemdem Chelebi, the 22nd generation great-grandson of Hazrat-i Mevlânâ Jalâluddîn Rûmî.


Islam - University of Georgia

This Webby nominated Islam and Islamic Studies website also touches on the areas of Arabic and Religion (focusing on Western religions). It is particularly intended to be of use for non-Muslim and Muslim students and teachers at all levels as well for members of the general public who wish to get a non-polemical and non-sectarian view of Islam and the diverse perspectives of Muslims (including Sunni Islam, Shi'ism, and Sufism, et al.) and to a lesser extent of Judaism and Christianity.


Sufi Journal

SUFI is a biannual, international journal that explores the diverse aspects of mysticism, spiritual thought and practice through articles, interviews, poetry, narratives, art and reviews. SUFI provides a forum for new perspectives through which Sufism and other mystical traditions become connected to living in the modern world.


Zaytuna College

Zaytuna College aims to educate and prepare morally committed professional, intellectual, and spiritual leaders who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversant with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.

In 2009, Zaytuna College was established in Berkeley, California, on the foundation of a thriving community committed to studying the Muslim classics. Combining this vigor of learning with the best practices in academia, the College opened its doors with a mission to produce God-conscious learners who are conversant in both past and present, through a traditional liberal arts education.

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Al Ghazali

Abu Hamid al-Ghazālī (450-505 AH/1058-1111 AD) [aka: al-Ghazzālī , Algazel ] is one of the great jurists, theologians and mystics of the 6th/12th century. He wrote on a wide range of topics including jurisprudence, theology, mysticism and philosophy


The Threshold Society

The Threshold Society, rooted within the traditions of Sufism and inspired by the life and work of Mevlâna Jalâluddîn Rumi, is a non-profit educational foundation with the purpose of facilitating the experience of Divine Unity, Love, and Truth in the world. Sufism is a living tradition of human transformation through love and higher consciousness. Our fundamental framework is classical Sufism and the Qur’an as it has been understood over the centuries by the great Sufis. The Society is affiliated with the Mevlevi Order, and offers training programs, seminars and retreats around the world.

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Jerrahi Order of America

The Jerrahi Order of America aims to conduct and maintain services for divine worship and religious observance in accordance with the doctrine and customs of the Islamic faith. As part of the Islamic faith, charity efforts are extended to people in need both locally and globally. The Jerrahi Order of America is a nonpolitical organization and rejects discrimination based on race, religion, gender and ethnicity.


International Mevlana Foundation

The International Mevlana Foundation aims to add to our national and spiritual values by creating projects featuring Mevlana and his teachings. The first project within this framework is a cooperation between the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism, and has been approved by UNESCO. This comprises the preservation of “Sema and Mevlevi Music”, an endeavour achieved by the efforts of esteemed masters and followers of Mevlana who are highly specialised in this field. As a result, the “Sema and Mevlevi Music” project has been added by UNESCO to the list of “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”.


Renovatio - The Journal of Zaytuna College

Renovatio is a Muslim journal about the ideas that have shaped our past and present world. We ask scholars, theologians, and writers to examine timeless questions and today’s moral challenges by drawing from the enduring texts of revelatory faith traditions and current thinking from philosophy, theology, and ethics to history, politics, the social sciences, and beyond.


Digital Sufism

This website offers resources in digital form to address these issues, and to promote a rigorous computational methodology that delivers on the empirical premises of earlier studies. Under Primary Sources, you can find a list of literature produced by early Iraqi Sufis, their students, and close contemporaries. Under Secondary Scholarship, you can find a list of studies on early Iraqi Sufis, with relevant links for instances where this material is available online. Finally, on the Blog, you can read about my current and ongoing attempts to engage the arguments of Secondary Scholarship by applying computational methods to the data in the Primary Sources: primarily, and as a consequence of the relational nature of these data, this approach is informed by network analysis. Eventually, as part of the Future Directions of this project, the goal is to publish a database of the material in the Primary Sources section.


Traditional Hikma

This website is intended to provide a repository of articles and lectures by leading scholars whose works span the spectrum of all traditional branches of Islamic knowledge, from metaphysics to theology to Islamic music and poetry.

This site is structured in a way that first introduces the notion of Traditional Islam, its implications, and on what grounds it rejects in principle the secular tenants of modernism.  ‘Tradition’ in this case being the continuance of Islam from its Divine Origin, through the reality of the Prophet Muhammad (upon him be eternal Peace and Blessings) and passed on in an unbroken chain of transmission and dissemination through the temporal orders of time and space to the present, while at every moment being constantly connected to, and reinvigorated by that Divine Origin. 


Sacred Web

A Journal of Tradition and Modernity

Sacred Web is devoted to the study of Tradition and modernity. The journal aims to identify Traditional “first principles” and their application to the contingent circumstances of modernity.

Sacred Web is published bi-annually. Articles, reviews and letters to the editor can be emailed to the editor, M. Ali Lakhani .

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