Further reading

Chittick, William C., The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-'Arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination (Albany, 1989). Corbin, Henry, Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabl (Princeton, 1969).

Cordt, Hartwig, Die sitzungen des 'Ala'ad-dawla as-Simncrni (Zurich, 1977). Elias, Jamal, The Throne-Carrier of God: The Life and Thought of 'Ala'

ad-Dawla as-Simnam (Albany, 1995). al-Iskandari, Ibn 'Ata' Allah, The Key to Salvation: A Sufi Manual of

Invocation, tr. M. A. K. Danner (Cambridge, 1996). Izutsu, Toshihiko, Sufism and Taoism (Berkeley, 1983). Knysh, Alexander, Islamic Mysticism: A Short History (Leiden, 2000). Lewisohn, Leonard (ed.), The Heritage of Sufism, i: Classical Persian Sufism from Its Origins to Rumi (700-1300); ii: The Legacy of Persian Sufism (1150-1500) (Oxford, 1999). Lewisohn, Leonard, and Morgan, David (eds.), The Heritage of Sufism, iii: Late

Classical Persianate Sufism (1501-1750) (Oxford, 1999). Lings, Martin, A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century: Shaikh Ahmad al-

'Alawi: His Spiritual Heritage and Legacy (London, 1971). Radtke, Bernd, Al-Hakim at-Tirmida: ein islamischer Theosoph des 3.I9. Jahrhunderts (Freiburg, 1980).

Ritter, Helmut, The Ocean of the Soul, tr. J. O'Kane (London and Boston, 2003). Schimmel, Annemarie. Mystical Dimensions of Islam (Chapel Hill, NC, 1975). The Triumphal Sun: A Study of the Works of Jalaloddin Rumi (London and The Hague, 1980).

Sells, Michael A., Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings (Mahwah and New York, 1996). ''The infinity of desire: mystical union and ethics in Sufism'', in Barnard and Kripal (eds.), Crossing Boundaries: Essays on the Ethical Status of Mysticism (New York, 2000), pp. 184-229. Trimingham, J. Spencer, The Sufi Orders in Islam (Oxford, 1971).

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