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Published on: 27 April 2016

Sufism is a buzzword these days with thousands of people looking for solace in Sufi music and meditation etc. Naturally, the Internet is flooded with all sorts of information and resources about Sufism that are quite sought after. But not everything maybe relevant for our purpose. We make a selection of Internet links and resources that are mostly authentic, academic and comprehensive, although some usual and popular links have also been included. This list will keep growing as we find more resources. The readers are also advised to send us links that you find relevant.


Sufism in India (Wikipedia)


Sufi Orders and Their Shaykhs


Chishti Order


What is Chishti Sufism


An overview of Sufi literature in the Sultanate period, 1206-1526 A.D. (by Bruce Lawrence)


Hagiology of Sufi saints and the spread of Islam in South Asia (M.Ismail)


Sufism: ‘a natural antidote to fanaticism’


The Contribution of Indian Sufis to Peace and Amity (K. A. Nizami) IGNCA


Persian Influence on Literary and Sufi Traditions in South Asia (Khaliq Nizami) FIS


South Asian Sufis: Devotion, Deviation, and Destiny (edited by Clinton Bennett, Charles M. Ramsey), Bloomsbury


Muslim Literatures in South Asia - The Institute of Ismaili Studies Asani p355-363 pdf.pdf


Sufi Islam and the Politics of Belonging in South Asia


Devotional Literature in South Asia: Current Research, 1985-1988 (R. S. McGregor), CUP


Bibliography on the Chishtiyya: European Language Sources (Carl Ernst and Bruce Lawrence)


Muslim Saints of South Asia - APNA


Popular Literature and Pre-modern Societies in South Asia (Surinder Singh, ‎I. D. Gaur) Pearson Longman


Cultural and Literary Interrelations between India and Pakistan (C.Gidwani)


Reading Faw'id-al-Fu'ad:Text, testimony and history


The Ismaili devotional literature of South Asia, by Ali S. Asani


Kharaqani in the Sufi Literature of the Sub-Continent Dr. Shoaib Ahmad_87-3(1).pdf   


Influence of Islam and Sufism on Sikhism - Institute of Sikh Studies


Text and Intensification of Its Impact in Chishti Samā


Amir Khusrau and the Indo-Muslim Identity in the Art Music Practices of Pakistan (by Yousuf Saeed)


Chishti and Shattari Saints of Malwa: Relations with the State (Syed Bashir Hasan)


The Science of Sufism (by Zakariyya Ishaq)


Aalam-e Khusrau (AKTC)


Visual Pilgrim: Popular Visuality and Devotional Media at Sufi Shrines in South Asia


Sufi Poetry of Sultan Bahu

Sufism in South Asia: Impact on Fourteenth Century Muslim Society (by Riazul Islam)
A book review by Richard Eaton


Bridal Symbolism in the Sufi Poetry of Islamicate South Asia: From the Earliest Times to the Fifteenth Century (Tanvir Anjum)


Emerging Approaches to the Sufi Traditions of South Asia: Between Texts, Territories and the Transcendent (Nile Green)


The Book of Sufi Healing by Shaykh Hakim Moinuddin Chishti


Love's Subtle Magic: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545

Aditya Behl and Wendy Doniger


The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual Devotional Practices in Pakistan and India (By Shemeem Burney Abbas)


On the Historical Study of South Asia and Sufism: An Interview with Nile Green


Yogis, sufis, devotees: religious/literary encounters in pre-modern and modern South Asia


Migrant Sufis and sacred space in South Asian Islam (Nile Green)


Poetry in Sufi Practice: Patrons, Poets and Performers in South Asian Sufism from Thirteenth Century to the Present (Mikko Viitamäki)


Islam, Sufism and Everyday Politics in South Asia (Edited by Deepra Dandekar, Torsten Tschacher)


Religious Literature and the Inscription of Identity: The Sufi Tazkira Tradition in Muslim South Asia (Marcia K. Hermansen)


Indo-Persian Culture: A Very Brief Introduction (Alyssa Gabbay)

Sufi Islam in South Asia – “A Staggering Multicultural Achievement”


Journal of Sufi Studies


Three classic sufi poets from Pakistan (Introduced and translated by Christopher Shackle)


Muslim Cultures in South Asia


Ali Asani - From Qawwali to Sufi Rock: Contemporary Expressions of Muslim Devotional Literature


Central Asian Sufism and Contemporary Pakhtun: A Study of the Chishtiyya in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Sarfraz Khan & Sakina Khan)


Sama’: Music and the Sufi Mystical Experience (Bruce Lawrence)


Qawwali and the Art of Devotional Singing (Hussein Rashid)


Princess Jahanara’s biography of a Sufi saint


Sultan Bahu's poetry


Workshops on Appreciating Sufi Music and Qawwali (Ektara)


Reconsidering Islam in a South Asian Context (M. Reza Pirbhai)


Ruby in the Dust: Poetry and History of the Padmavat by the South-Asian Sufi Poet Muhammad Jayasi


Devotional Literature in South Asia: Current Research, 1985-1988. (R.S.McGregor),+1985-1988.-a016379446


A Mine of Meaning (Ma’din ul-Ma’ani) Discourses of Sheikh Sharafuddin Maneri as recorded by Zain Badr Arabi


Seir-al Aqtab by Shaikh Allah Diya Chishti (Translated by S.M. Ali Joya Muradabadi)  


The Sufi who did yoga (Sadia Dehlvi)


Sheikh Shahabudin Umar Soharwardi


Sufi Movement in Deccan Province - Social Research Sanjeev Kumar Tandle.pdf


Bulleh Shah poetry


Sufi Poetry: Bulleh Shah


Sufi saints of Aurangabad


The Mystic Circle: Sufis, Sants & Songs of the Deccan (by Gautam Pemmaraju)


The Sufis of Bijapur, 1300-1700: Social Roles of Sufis in Medieval India (By Richard Maxwell Eaton)


Siddhas and Sufis, A Critical Study of Siddhas and Sufis in Historical Perspective (K. V. Ramakrishna Rao,)


Kashmir: The Alcove of Sufis and Saints (Gowhar Geelani)


Kashmiri Sufism: Theological Resources For Peace-Building (By Yoginder Sikand)


Sufism and Shari`ah, from Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi


Maktubat Imam Rabbani (Letter of Shaykh Ahmed Sirhindi)


The Emperor Mogul Akbar and Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi, Mujaddid-I Alf-I Thani


Sobering Sufism in South Asia: Shah Waliullah and Ahmed Sirhindi (M.Waqas Sajjad)


Allama Iqbal’s Tribute to Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi: An Approach (Dr. Abdur Rashid Bhat)


Sufism and Bhakti: A Comparative Study (By Md. Sirajul Islam)


Maktubat Mirza Mazhar Shaheed (Letter of Mirza Mazhar Jan-e-Janan Naqshbandi)


Kashmir: Sufis, Saints and Shrines


Kashmir: Where Sufis are Rishis and Rishis are Sufis! (By Sultan Shaheen)


Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi’s contribution to Islamic thought (By Humayun Abbas Shams and Abdul Quddus Suhaib) 4 Humayun Abbas Shams Newv10.pdf


Sufism's Many Paths, Dr. Alan Godlas, University of Georgia


Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan


Hazrat Inayat Khan


Sufism in Bangladesh (by Md. Golam Dastagir)


Sufism and Ajan Fakir of Assam


Zikir and Zari: Sufi songs of Assam


The Sufis of Delhi streets


The Interpretation of Myth in the Context of Popular Islam, Wim Van Binsbergen


Islam and Hinduism: Symbiotic Mysticism In Devotional Poems (By A.N.D.Haksar)


Harjot Singh Oberoi: The Worship of Pir Sakhi Sarvar: Illness, Healing and Popular Culture in the Punjab


Interview with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wasim Frembgen


Notes from a Sufi Shrine in Sindh, Pakistan


Waris Shah


At the Shrine of the Red Sufi, Five Days and Nights on Pilgrimage in Pakistan