The Sun Will Rise in the West by Shaykh Taner Ansari
In this inspiring book written specifically for the Western reader, Shaykh Taner Ansari synthesizes his wisdom of the Sufi path for knowing and loving God. This study of Sufism serves as a guide for finding your purpose and acting according to it. To the Sufi, actions, thoughts, feelings, spoken words, all transmit vibrational patterns which produce reactions in the universe.
The goal is to understand which reactions please the Creator as opposed to which please only one’s ego. The Sufi route to this goal is via the heart, for love is the medium of Unity necessary for a connection between a person and the Divine.
What About My Wood! 101 Sufi Stories by Shaykh Taner Ansari
What About My Wood! 101 Sufi Stories by Shaykh Taner Ansari distills the wisdom of the centuries-old tradition of Sufi storytelling in a delightful compilation of traditional and modern tales. The stories in What About My Wood can be probed for subtle wisdom or simply enjoyed for lively and often humorous entertainment. Charming illustrations and elegance of design provide the reader with at once a spiritual and pleasurable reading experience.
Lovers of the works of the Sufi master Rumi will especially appreciate the elemental truths that spring out of these captivating stories. Many of the stories are the author’s unique renderings of traditional Sufi lore, while others are anecdotes of the often miraculous experiences of modern practitioners of Sufism.
Alternative Healing: The Sufi Way by Shaykh Taner Ansari
In his Alternative Healing: The Sufi Way, Shaykh Taner Ansari has provided Sufis and anyone else interested in spiritual healing with a book that is uplifting for both spirits and bodies.
Readers will love the focus of the book, which is a veritable pharmacopoeia of Quranic verses related to specific ailments affecting one’s spiritual and physical being.
In addition Shaykh Taner has included valuable chapters containing practical guidance for purification, diagnosis, the use of the Divine Names in healing, treatment of Jinn possession, and the use of spiritual geometric designs (taweez) that have traditionally been used for healing.
Finally, recipes for soups and teas that Shaykh Taner adds in an appendix complete this book that is certainly a generous cup overflowing with God’s Mercy.
Grand Masters of Sufism translated by Shaykh Taner Ansari
Grand Masters of Sufism brings together in one volume two paramount texts from two of the most influential shaykhs in the history of Sufism. Abdul Qadir Geylani’s Secret of Secrets and Ahmed er Rifai’s Guidance to Mysticism present key concepts of the Sufi path in profound detail and can each stand alone as a work of unparalleled authority. Together, they comprise a veritable textbook for students of Sufism and all who would seek a deeper understanding of the mysteries of spiritual life.
In this first English translation of Guidance to Mysticism, Shaykh Taner Ansari provides rich commentary that preserves the original text, while at the same time making it relevant to modern sensibilities.
As Pir of the Qadiri Rifai Sufi Tariqa, Shaykh Taner draws on the lineage of his venerable and beloved masters for a unique and authentic translation of these texts. The result of his endeavor is Grand Masters of Sufism, a book wrought in reverence and love.
Surviving 2012 & Beyond: A Must-Have Survival Book
Regardless of whether a disaster happens in your lifetime or not, it is still good common sense to know how to survive on your own. What you learn about self-sufficiency will inspire others in your community to be more self-reliant. A mere hundred years ago most human beings knew the value of basic survival skills, and yet today most of us are dependent upon coveniences like prepackaged food for our dinner. Indeed, true craftsmen who build with their own hands are harder and harder to find in this day and age. Virtually everything we own is made on automated assembly lines, where skilled knowledge is underappreciated. We rely so excessively upon technology; just imagine what would happen if we lost our ability to use computers…
Getting Out of the Way: Living Sufism by Shaykh Ibrahim Ansari
This is a field guide for living spiritually in the world. It is learning about
how to stay connected to the Divine. It’s about opening your heart. It is
about serving. But it’s not about you. It’s about learning how to get out of the way so you can learn that wherever you are at the moment is The Classroom – and there is always more to learn.
Sufism is an ancient spiritual path that helps you:
—Integrate everything that happens in your life
—Learn the lesson and move on
—Get out of the way for the Divine within you
—Find your place in the universe
—Discover who you are
—Learn the path of Rumi
—Connect the dots of life