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Eternal Garden
Eternal Garden (April 1992)
Mysticism, History, and Politics at a South Asian Sufi Center
Carl W. Ernst - Author

Reveals the mystical teachings and practices of the Chishti Sufi order as taught by the ecstatic Shaykh Burhan al-Din Gharib (d. 1337) and his disciples.

“This is an extraordinary piece of scholarship. I like the constant sense of discovery that Ernst brings to his work, not only with regard to the literary archival material, which he has arrayed in painstaking detail, but also his enthusias...(Read More)
Words of Ecstasy in Sufism
Words of Ecstasy in Sufism (June 1985)
Carl W. Ernst - Author

This is the first in-depth study in English of the import and impact of ecstatic utterances (shathiyat) in classical Islamic mysticism. It makes available an important body of mystical aphorisms and reveals not only the significance of these sayings in the Sufi tradition, but also explains their controversial impact on Islamic law and society.

This study descrives the development and interpretation of shathiyat in classical Sufi...(Read More)
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