Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

This list is neither exhaustive nor complete but can be a beginning . . .if there are books which have touched you spiritually, please feel free to suggest them in the comments section.

  • The Sun Will Rise in the West: The Holy Trail – Es-Seyyid Es-Shaykh Taner Ansari
  • Alternative Healing: The Sufi Way – Es-Seyyid Es-Shaykh Taner Ansari
  • Grand Masters of Sufism: Secret of Secrets and Guidance to Mysticism – Es-Seyyid Es-Shaykh Taner Ansari
  • What About My Wood? 101 Sufi Stories – Es-Seyyid Es-Shaykh Taner Ansari
  • Mohammad – Martin Lings
  • Mohammed: Prophet For Our Time – Karen Armstrong
  • The Torah
  • The Qur’an (Quran)
  • The Essene Gospel of Jesus
  • The Mathnawi – Rumi
  • The Sufis; Nasruddin; Thinkers of the East and other books – Idries Shah
  • The Name and the Named – Tosun Bayrak
  • Conference of the Birds – Farid Ud-Din Attar
  • Seven Years in Tibet – Eugen Herrigel
  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions – Edwin Abbott
  • Zen and the Art of Archery – Eugen Herrigel
  • Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Addams
  • Socrates – Plato
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • The 1001 Arabian Nights – translated by Sir Richard Burton
  • Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  • Revelations of the Unseen – Abdul Qadir Al Geylani
  • The Egyptian – Mika Waltari
  • Tibetan Book of the Dead – Evans-Wentz
  • Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
  • The Odyssey – Homer
  • Crime and Punishment – Dostoevsky
  • Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • The Art of War – Sun Tzu
  • Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
  • Paradise Lost – John Milton
  • A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  • Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  • Musashi – Eaji Yoshikawa
  • Chronicles of Tao – Deng Ming Dao
  • The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher
  • The White Dragon – Kylie Chang
  • The Dervish Textbook – Sheikh Shahabuddin Suhrwardi
  • Anything by Terry Pratchett