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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)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sufism_in_India

 

Sufi Orders and Their Shaykhs

http://islam.uga.edu/sufismorders.html

 

Chishti Order

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chishti_Order

 

What is Chishti Sufism

http://www.chishti.org/ideology.htm

 

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

http://experimental.worldcat.org/kindredworks/Kindred?sn=8305608

 

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

http://www.dkagencies.com/doc/from/1123/to/1123/bkId/DK555652336028146732747031371/details.html

 

Sufism: ‘a natural antidote to fanaticism’

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/23/sufism-natural-antidote-fanaticism-the-sufis-idries-shah

 

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

http://ignca.nic.in/cd_09019.htm

 

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

http://fis-iran.org/en/programs/noruzlectures/sufi-southasia

 

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

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=O20SBwAAQBAJ

 

Muslim Literatures in South Asia - The Institute of Ismaili Studies

http://www.iis.ac.uk/SiteAssets/pdf/A Asani p355-363 pdf.pdf

 

Sufi Islam and the Politics of Belonging in South Asia

http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/fileadmin/Documents/news/2014/Programme_Sufi_Conference.pdf

 

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

https://books.google.co.in/books?isbn=0521413117

 

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

http://www.unc.edu/depts/sufilit/chishtieuro.htm

 

Muslim Saints of South Asia - APNA

http://www.apnaorg.com/books/english/muslim-saints/muslim-saints.pdf

 

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

https://books.google.co.in/books?isbn=813171358X

 

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

http://www.clai.in/05CharuGidwaninew.pdf

 

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

http://jsr.usb.ac.ir/pdf_397_c4247499faf90aca742faf3281546d78.html

 

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

https://dlib.bc.edu/islandora/object/bc-ir:100179/datastream/PDF/view

 

Kharaqani in the Sufi Literature of the Sub-Continent

http://pu.edu.pk/images/journal/uoc/PDF-FILES/(11) Dr. Shoaib Ahmad_87-3(1).pdf   

 

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

http://sikhinstitute.org/july_2009/8-msahluwalia.html

 

Text and Intensification of Its Impact in Chishti Samā

https://helda.helsinki.fi/bitstream/handle/10138/19220/textandi.pdf

 

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

http://www.asianscholarship.org/asf/ejourn/articles/yousuf_s.pdf

 

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

http://www.borjournals.com/a/index.php/jbmssr/article/download/325/1037

 

The Science of Sufism (by Zakariyya Ishaq)

http://www.integralworld.net/ishaq2.html

 

Aalam-e Khusrau (AKTC)

http://aalamekhusrau.org/

 

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

http://visualpilgrim.uni-hd.de

 

Sufi Poetry of Sultan Bahu

https://sufipoetry.wordpress.com/poets/sultan-bahu/

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

http://www.jstor.org/stable/4311637?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

 

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

http://www.academia.edu/10949491/Bridal_Symbolism_in_the_Sufi_Poetry_of_Islamicate_South_Asia_From_the_Earliest_Times_to_the_Fifteenth_Century

 

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

http://sar.sagepub.com/content/24/2/123.abstract

 

The Book of Sufi Healing by Shaykh Hakim Moinuddin Chishti

http://www.scribd.com/doc/32990959/The-Book-of-Sufi-Healing-by-Shaykh-Hakim-Moinuddin-Chishti#scribd

 

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

Aditya Behl and Wendy Doniger

http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146707.001.0001/acprof-9780195146707

 

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

http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/abbfem

 

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

http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/2252/on-the-historical-study-of-south-asia-and-sufism_a

 

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

http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easas/ecsas2012/panels.php5?PanelID=958

 

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

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0958493042000212678?journalCode=ccsa20

 

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

https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/153398

 

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

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138910683/

 

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

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1478-1913.1997.tb03642.x/abstract

 

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

http://alyssagabbay.com/indo-persian-culture/

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

http://writtenencounters.blogspot.in/2009/01/sufi-islam-in-south-asia-staggering.html

 

Journal of Sufi Studies

http://www.brill.com/publications/journals/journal-sufi-studies

 

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

http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/cou_article/item/23608/Three-classic-sufi-poets-from-Pakistan/en

 

Muslim Cultures in South Asia

http://www.uni-erfurt.de/en/religious-studies/chair-of-muslim-cultural-religious-history/profile/key-research-focus/muslim-cultures-in-south-asia/

 

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

https://vimeo.com/19977172

 

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

http://www.asc-centralasia.edu.pk/Issue_66/04_sarfraz.html

 

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

http://asiasociety.org/sama%E2%80%99-music-and-sufi-mystical-experience

 

Qawwali and the Art of Devotional Singing (Hussein Rashid)

http://www.muslimvoicesfestival.org/resources/qawwali-and-art-devotional-singing-0

 

Princess Jahanara’s biography of a Sufi saint

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2013/02/princess-jahanaras-biography-of-a-sufi-saint.html

 

Sultan Bahu's poetry

http://www.theprojectsufism.com/?page_id=806

 

Workshops on Appreciating Sufi Music and Qawwali (Ektara)

http://ektara.org

 

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

https://books.google.co.in/books/about/Reconsidering_Islam_in_a_South_Asian_Con.html?id=jEOCeD7ntzUC&hl=en

 

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

http://www.bookdepository.com/Ruby-Dust-Thomas-De-Bruijn/9789087281120

 

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

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Devotional+Literature+in+South+Asia%3A+Current+Research,+1985-1988.-a016379446

 

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

https://www.fonsvitae.com/OnlineStore/tabid/58/pid/389/A-Mine-of-Meaning-Madin-ul-Maani-Discourses-of-Sheikh-Sharafuddin-Maneri-as-recorded-by-Zain-Badr-Arabi.aspx

 

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

http://www.oup.com.pk/shopexd.asp?id=2043  

 

The Sufi who did yoga (Sadia Dehlvi)

http://www.asianage.com/mystic-mantra/sufi-who-did-yoga-650

 

Sheikh Shahabudin Umar Soharwardi

http://www.alahazrat.net/islam/sheikh-shahabudin-umar-soharwardi.php

 

Sufi Movement in Deccan Province - Social Research

www.socialresearchfoundation.com/shinkhlalamay/1St Sanjeev Kumar Tandle.pdf

 

Bulleh Shah poetry

http://folkpunjab.org/bulleh-shah/

 

Sufi Poetry: Bulleh Shah

https://sufipoetry.wordpress.com/poets/bulleh-shah/

 

Sufi saints of Aurangabad

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sufi_saints_of_Aurangabad

 

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

http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2014/06/the-mystic-circle-sufis-sants-songs-of-the-deccan.html

 

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

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=j2F9BgAAQBAJ

 

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

http://caturagiri.blogspot.in/

 

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

http://www.dawn.com/news/1029975

 

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

http://www.countercurrents.org/kashmir-sikand210706.htm

 

Sufism and Shari`ah, from Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi

http://www.haqq.com.au/~salam/sufishar/sufishar.html

 

Maktubat Imam Rabbani (Letter of Shaykh Ahmed Sirhindi)

http://www.maktabah.org/en/item/62-maktubat-imam-rabbani-shaykh-ahmed-sirhindi

 

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

http://www.irfi.org/articles/articles_901_950/emperor_mogul_akbar_and_shai.htm

 

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

http://www.academia.edu/7070432/Sobering_Sufism_in_South_Asia_Shah_Waliullah_and_Ahmed_Sirhindi

 

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

http://www.allamaiqbal.com/publications/journals/review/apr04/05.htm

 

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

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=glfYPh0yVdAC

 

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

https://archive.org/details/MaktubatMirzaMazharShaheedurduTranslation

 

Kashmir: Sufis, Saints and Shrines

http://www.koausa.org/Nature/Shrines/shrines1.html

 

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

http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/insights/insight990901.html

 

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

www.bzu.edu.pk/PJIR/vol10/eng 4 Humayun Abbas Shams Newv10.pdf

 

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

http://islam.uga.edu/Sufism.html

 

Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan

http://www.sufimovement.org/index.php/about-ism/hazrat-inayat-khan

 

Hazrat Inayat Khan

http://www.akhira.com/

 

Sufism in Bangladesh (by Md. Golam Dastagir)

http://sufismjournal.org/community/community.html

 

Sufism and Ajan Fakir of Assam

http://indianfolklore.org/journals/index.php/Ish/article/download/529/623

 

Zikir and Zari: Sufi songs of Assam

http://www.posoowa.org/story/zikir-and-zari-sufi-songs-assam

 

The Sufis of Delhi streets

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/mp/2002/07/29/stories/2002072900590200.htm

 

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

http://www.shikanda.net/african_religion/myth0.htm

 

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

http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Islamand_Hinduism/id/50381

 

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

http://sih.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/3/1/29

 

Interview with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wasim Frembgen

http://www.newsline.com.pk/NewsMay2006/interviewmay2006.htm

 

Notes from a Sufi Shrine in Sindh, Pakistan

http://journal.fulbright.org.tw/index.php/about-america-%E9%97%9C%E6%96%BC%E7%BE%8E%E5%9C%8B/essays/item/131-notes-from-a-sufi-shrine-in-sindh-pakistan

 

Waris Shah

http://nativepakistan.com/waris-shah/

 

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

http://www.oup.com.pk/shopexd.asp?id=2013