Books on Sufism by Shaykh Taner Ansari

The Sun Will Rise in the West: The Holy Trail

This book is a primer on Sufism, written especially for Western readers who are looking for a comprehensive explanation of the principles and practice of this ancient spiritual path. This detailed study also serves those who may be familiar with Sufi philosophy and wish to further their quest for a practical application of the tenets of this time-honored spiritual system in a modern world.

Alternative Healing: The Sufi Way

This book is a manual of spiritual healing techniques with practical applications for dozens of illnesses and preventative prescriptions for healthful living. It is a must-have for professionals and laypeople interested in alternative healing methods in themselves or to supplement more familiar or widely-known medical procedures.

Surviving 2012 & Beyond

This book is a compilation of useful information and techniques designed for the average person to be able to prepare for and survive emergency situations. It is also a handy resource for tips on how to live in a self-sustaining way whether or not disaster strikes.

What About My Wood! 101 Sufi Stories

This book is a beautifully illustrated volume of both classic and modern tales. This book not only honors the traditional method of imparting Sufi lessons through storytelling, but also comprises a rich collection of poignant and humorous stories to delight readers of all persuasions.

Grand Masters of Sufism

Abdul Qadir Geylani Secret of Secrets and Ahmed er Rifai Guidance to Mysticism is one volume that contains two cardinal texts on the Sufi path by two of the most eminent and revered grand Shaykhs. This translation by Shaykh Taner Ansari should be considered essential reading for Sufis and all spiritual seekers.

Getting Out Of The Way

You can read this book from cover to cover, or just pop into one of the sohbets (spiritual discussion of the teachings) with the other students. This is about thinking, learning, and understanding (gnosis) that what lies before you is your teaching and is divine and has a purpose. Your job is to distill the purpose and get to the meaning and lesson.