Sufi Women

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Since in the Ocean of Divine Unity neither “I” nor “you” exists,
what meaning can “man” or “woman” possibly have?

In rereading the post On Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives, I recalled the marvelous book by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh entitled Sufi Women. The following description is from the Nimatullahi website.

Sufi Women presents the biographies and anecdotes of over one hundred women followers and guides of various Sufi orders. Compiled from a vast range of primary sources in Arabic and Persian, and exclusively devoted to female spirituality and the feminine dimension of Sufism, these biographies demonstrate that in the inner life of Sufis there is no difference between men and women.

Many readers will already be familiar with Rabi’a al-Adawiya, but there are so many more worth knowing, whose lives were filled only with love and devotion to God. And they are quietly among you even now, for those that have eyes to see.

The book is available from


5 Responses to Sufi Women

  1. Maliha says:

    waah waah..i am blind :(

  2. Irving says:

    hahaha, you are so cute, dear sister Maliha :)

  3. I just picked this book up last month as I was searching someone’s library for another book. However, I had no time for reading on my vacation.

  4. Irving says:

    Thanks for the comment, Comment :)

    So you are telling us you have the book, but didn’t read it yet. We expect a book report on Monday :)

  5. Hah – it’s a good thing I didn’t bring up the book Classical Islam!

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