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The way of the sufi was the best selling follow up introduction to sufism by the writer idries shah after the publication of his first book on the subject the sufiswhereas the sufis eschewed academic norms such as footnotes and an index the way of the sufi provided a full section of notes and a bibliography at the end of its first chapter entitled the study of sufism in the westthe way of the sufi compass idries shah on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this wide ranging anthology of sufi writings idries shah who was one of sufisms leading exponentsthe way of the sufi presents an unparalleled cross section of material from sufi schools teachings and classical writings as a basic course of sufi study the author begins with the outward aspects of the teaching most likely to puzzle the student coming fresh to the subject he considers various attitudes to sufi ideas and evidence of their absorption into medieval christianity hinduism the way of the sufi might be an ideal introductory book to the present day sufism it is a relatively small book but covers a fair amount of ground the way of the sufi is a book about learning how to approach the sufism and in a way how not tosufism the mystical aspect of islam has had a lasting effect on the literature of that religion its teachings aim at perfecting the human mind this is an anthology of sufi writings which form an introduction to this body of thought

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