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The Sufi Literature Archive is an ongoing project begun in connection with the 1999 NEH Summer Seminar on “The Literature of Islamic Mysticism.” It is meant to be a resource for anyone interested in the study of Sufism, mystical poetry, and related subjects.

Omphaloskepsis “publishes important works of ancient and non-western literature by providing them without charge in electronic format. For cross-platform compatability and ease of use, books are in PDF format.

A cookbook with essays and anecdotes and the historic and contemporary of food, eating, meals and hospitality in Sufism, the mystical tradition of Islam.

Serving the Guest

Lesson Title: Meet Jalal Al-Din Rumi
Grade Levels: 6-12
World History, Geography, Language Arts, and Arts (Art Connections, Dance, Music, and Visual Arts)
Estimated Time of Completion: 3-4 class periods

Meet Jalal Al-Din Rumi Lesson Plan

A Migration Through the 13th Century Islamic World Lesson Plan

Through the three Suni folktales, “Mullah in the Turkish Bath,” “Mullah’s Miracle” and “Three Fridays,” learners analyze the power of folktales in teaching a lesson in generosity and proper behavior.

Lesson Plan

I’ve been enjoying Tahir Shah‘s books for quite a while now. While reading his last book “In Arabian Nights” I grew more intrigued by the works of his late father Idries Shah, not knowing that I owned a few of his children’s picture books. Here are some links, activities etc. related to his excellent works.

Children’s Books by Idries Shah
Free downloads for teaching with Idries Shah’s children’s books
Idries Shah – Quotes and Articles
Idries Shah on Wikipedia
Tribute to Idries Shah
Idries Shah: The Complete Works


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