By Michael Greenstein
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Titus Burckhardt’s masterpiece, An advent to Sufi Doctrine, is a distillation of the essence of Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, offering its important doctrines and strategies to a western viewers in a hugely intelligible shape. It used to be Burckhardt's first-hand wisdom of Sufism that certified him to adopt pioneering and authoritative translations of Sufi classics by means of well known authors comparable to Ibn al-Arabi, Abd al-Karim al-Jili, and Mulay al-Arabi ad-Darqawi.
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Adventures in Sufism by Michael Greenstein