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Established in 2006, Antioch Gate offers fascinating, rare and highly sought-after books and PDF eBooks

, from / about the Classical Age of Islamic Civilisation (circa 800-1700 CE). The emphasis is on Arabic, Persian, Oriental and Islamic manuscripts and books, some, but not all, with a mystical / occult Gnostic leaning. You will not find direct religious instruction here, although you would be spoilt for choice if you used an internet search engine for that purpose. The eBooks are not found anywhere else in their complete form. It is most unlikely that they will be found elsewhere in hard copy either. Current Catalogue: ================== * Ghayat al-Hakim / Picatrix * The Goal of the Wise. Here it is! Ritter's critical Arabic text of this, the most important grimoire of magic ever written! Born in Muslim Spain, from the pen of al-Majriti, this is the grandfather of all classic European grimoires. A crucial manual of astrological magic. The black sheep of the European Renaissance, a revolution placing Man at the centre of the Universe, able to forge his own destiny by manipulating nature. Arabic with German footnotes, facsimile PDF eBook, 13 Megabytes, 432 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Biruni - Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology * (Kitab al-Tafhim li Awa'il Sina'at al-Tanjim)

This is the complete work. an excellent text on rulerships as well as comprehensive notes on weather and meteorological phenomena. based on Persian and Arabic manuscripts. fully bookmarked. 666 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Ibn Sina . facsimile PDF eBook. Highlights include: a comprehensive list of more than 150 Lots. 22 Megabytes. This book is superior to Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos (written in the 2nd century CE) and moreover. it leads to a thorough exposition of Ptolemaic astronomy that includes a detailed description of the use of the astrolabe. Translated from the Arabic original by Edward Abbott van Dyck. Beginning with sections on geometry and arithmetic. not just a re-publication of the part on Astrology. Ibn Sina ("Avicena"/"Avicenna". Biruni insists that no-one is entitled to call himself an Astrologer unless he possesses a thorough knowledge of these ancillary sciences. xviii.A primer of 11th century science. was unknown to mediæval European astrologers. Islamic . In this magnificent book. Abu Rayhan al-Biruni compares and contrasts different systems of astrology. English with parallel Arabic / Persian text. as he is known in Europe). planetary positions relative to the sun. A rare work of the illustrious Transoxanian polymath. There are subsequent sections on geography and chronology. This is Robert Ramsay Wright's 1934 critical English translation. various forms of aspects and planetary relationships.A Compendium on the Soul * Avicena's offering to the Prince.

etc. 94 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Dabistán-i Mazáhib * (variously transcribed as Dabestan. Appended is the Persian-language1809 Calcutta edition. imbued as it is with theology. Translated from the Arabic original by Simon Ockley and edited by Edward . The original 1843 English translation by Shea & Troyer. distinguishes more clearly than Aristotelianism the difference between essence and existence. "In which is demonstrated by what Methods one may. al-Mazaheb. 1. Includes huge amounts of text omitted in later republications.962 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Ibn Tufayl . The philosophy of Avicena.philosophy. zipped facsimile PDF eBook.attain the Knowledge of things NATURAL and SUPERNATURAL". facsimile PDF eBook.. owes much to Aristotle and to Al-Farabi. -i Mazahab.Hayy ibn Yaqzan / Bent el-Khass * "Living Son of the Vigilant" / "The Awakening of the Soul".. bookmarked.) The School of Manners. 329 Megabytes {massive}. Avicena's metaphysical works demonstrate that he leaned more toward a philosophical comprehension of metaphysics than one grounded in theology. 12 Megabytes. he prioritises Universal Science (Being-as-such and First Philosophy) over theology. In his Compendium on the Soul. English. English translation fully bookmarked. particularly that part relating to metaphysics. 4 volumes. English plus a Farsi edition.

was widely read. where the superior genius of a teenager lifted a siege. when an entire continent descended upon one Caliphate which had scanty natural resources for self-defence. There are remarkable battle descriptions here. for example where outnumbered Saracen armies won virtually unscathed. From the comfort of your study room. French & Arabic. This translation of a mediæval Arabic manuscript recants the history of the Third Crusade on Levantine soil. who were rarely knights in shining armour. facsimile PDF eBook. 84 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Beha ud-Din . bookmarked. 25 Megabytes. This intense philosophical tract. but escaped when his summary executioner missed and severed an assistant executioner's hand . and that of the occasional Crusading knight.Abbott van Dyck. relive the copious atrocities of the Crusaders. and came to inspire the British author Daniel Defoe to write his Robinson Crusoe.The Life of Saladin * (Also transcribed as The Life of Salah ud Din Ayyubi) An epic history from the Crusades. where a mighty Eurasian Mamluk with many notches on his belt got ambushed by several wary Crusaders. Take relief in the chivalry of the Saracens. English. Appended is a very rare work in French and Arabic called La Légende de Bent El Khass / "The Legend of Bent el-Khass" (not by ibn Tufayl). which also surveys the major thinkers of the age besides making its own hypothesis in the form of a kind of "novel".

The Kitab (“book”) or Rasa’il (“epistles”) of the Ikhwan as-Safa is a vast Arabic encyclopædia of some 52 epistles. this is the mysterious “Book P” of the Golden Dawn order. fully bookmarked. the authors of this encyclopædia drew upon Indian. facsimile PDF eBook. figureheaded by the leader of the Muslim armies. The appellation “Brethren of Purity” could also be the inspiration behind the “White Brotherhood” of the New-Age movement. or “Brethren of Purity” (the common rendering of their name) formed a sort of Masonic Lodge long before Freemasonry existed. All this against the backdrop of Islamic camaraderie and generosity. Hellenistic and Judæo-Christian sources.instead. Babylonian. philosophy and science. This great treasure house of Sufic. xx. 420 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Kitab / Rasa'il Ikhwan as-Safa * The Book / Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. the Sultan Salah ud-Din. monarch of the flies” in the English translations of the . They lived in the Lower Mesopotamian river port of Basra. debating on literature. Gnostic thought occupies a place in the first rank of Arabic literature. It is said that the members of the Ikhwan as-Safa. Persian. Could the “king-bee. 28 Megabytes. Showing the compatibility of the Islamic faith with other religions and intellectual traditions. From an age when chivalry was the order of the day! English. The Encyclopædia of the "Freemasons of Basra"! A bumper pack consisting of the 1887-8 Arabic edition from Bombay. plus 3 English translations of the "Debate of the Animals" found in the 22nd epistle. religion. Apparently.

written by the mysterious Cabbalistic Sufi Ahmad al-Buni. amulets. facsimile PDF eBook. the mysteries of the Huruf Muqatta’at of the Qur’an (the enigmatic letters appearing at the start of some chapters).289 pages (Arabic) plus 439 pages (English) __________________________________________________ _ * Buni . More intriguing. zipped facsimile PDF eBook. 529 pages __________________________________________________ _ . and much more. many formulae for day-to-day use. This is the leading text of Islamic Occultism. There is a great deal on magic squares. bookmarked. 1. numerology. and it discusses the influence exercised by the sun. Both the Picatrix and the Shams al-Ma’arif were probably a model for H.political debate between man and animals also given here. This work is about the Secrets of the Asma Al-Husna (the 99 “Excellent Names” of God). moon and stars at the time of preparing prayer-charts or phylacteries. The Shams al-Ma’arif rivals the Picatrix in importance. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon.Shams al-Ma'arif al-Kubra * The Sun of Great Knowledge. alchemy. P. perhaps. Arabic. 205 Megabytes {massive}. another political story? Arabic (bookmarked) plus a section translated thrice into English (fully bookmarked). 96 Megabytes {large}. have been the inspiration for William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies”. Most of the "time-tested" books on sorcery in the Muslim world are simplified excerpts from the Shams al-Ma’arif. is the similarity between some of the symbols in the Shams al-Ma’arif and the veves of the Voodoo tradition.

also known as al-Wa'iz al-Bayhaqi.* Asrar-i Qasimi * Secrets of Qasim. all in the context of one of the most important events in the political history of Islam – the Martyrdom of Husain ibn Ali. The date of composition was 907 AH / 1501 CE. Note the parallel between the Passion of Husain and the Hollywood blockbuster The Last Samurai! . 45 Megabytes. According to the colophon. the initials of which form an acrostic of "Kulluhu Sirr" ("All Of It Is Mystery"): Kimiya (alchemy) Limiya (talismanic magic) Himiya (spellcrafting / subjugation of souls) Simiya (letter magic / producing visions) Rimiya (conjuration. Farsi. This is a Persian treatise on the 5 Occult Sciences.The Muharram Mysteries among the Azerbaijan Turks of Caucasia * An anthropological study from Finland. The Asrar-i Qasimi (Farsi) and the Shams al-Ma’arif (Arabic) are archetypical Occult Science literatures from the lands of Islam. 110 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Lassy . 910 AH / 1504 CE). Arab and Turkic cultures intermingle. This book will show you Shi’ism in a microcosmic version of the Islamic world – Azerbaijan – where Caucasian. this book is the first complete copy that is also in the right order. Persian. trickery) The author was Husayn ibn Ali al-Kashifi (d. facsimile PDF eBook.

Hard truth: an uncatalogued manuscript collection is of little use to the scholar! Published in 1900. 6 Megabytes. bookmarked. fully bookmarked.422 acquisitions made by Cambridge . English.A Hand-List of the Muhammadan Manuscripts in the Library of the University of Cambridge * Edward Granville Browne's first Muhammadan MSS catalogue on the worldfamous collection of Cambridge University. With an introduction by Dr. G. facsimile PDF eBook. this valuable reference work gives brief descriptions of some 1. Browne . Christian Seybold. Arabic with German introduction. facsimile PDF eBook. xl.A Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the University of Cambridge * A brimming catalogue of Persian MSS in Cambridge University Library. This is a manual of Druze doctrine. G. facsimile PDF eBook. 12 Megabytes. This is Browne's first catalogue. iv. Published in 1896. this valuable reference work describes some 343 manuscripts in the library of Cambridge University. 284 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Kitab Alnoqat Waldawair * (Also transcribed as Kitab al-Nuqat Wa-al-Dawa'ir) The Book of Points and Circles. 471 pages __________________________________________________ _ * E. fully bookmarked. 39 Megabytes. 96 pages __________________________________________________ _ * E. illustrated with diagrams. xv.English. Browne .

The Malay MSS are mentioned only under their class-marks. etc. with a few in Pushto. 440 pages __________________________________________________ _ * E. without title or description. Turkish and Urdu or Hindustani. completed posthumously by Reynold A. The Hand-List was compiled by Edward Granville Browne (18621926). There was one more Browne catalogue after this. Eastern Turki. Persian. fully bookmarked. this valuable reference work gives brief descriptions of some 1. Turkish and Urdu or Hindustani.University. facsimile PDF eBook. G. Browne . Persian. etc. Punjabi. English.577 acquisitions made since the previous Hand-List was a small volume of poetry embodying precepts . The MSS here described are for the most part in Arabic. This rare book . England. xi. 27 Megabytes. 16 Megabytes. Punjabi. fully bookmarked. an Orientalist and professor of Arabic at Cambridge University. xvii. facsimile PDF eBook. 348 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Sadi's Scroll of Wisdom * The Pand Namah of Shaykh Sadi Shirazi. Eastern Turki.separate from the widely-available Gulistan and Bustan . Published in 1922. The MSS here described are for the most part in Arabic. Nicholson. English. with a few in Pushto.A Supplementary Hand-List of the Muhammadan Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University and Colleges of Cambridge * Browne's second and final complete catalogue of Muhammadan MSS in Cambridge.

Spain. Hence the lines are committed to memory to an extent that is probably not surpassed by any work in the Persian language. King of Seville * A journey into the soul of al-Andalus and its Poet-King. the work is most popular throughout the length and breadth of the Persian-speaking East. Antioch Gate does not endorse or reject any sect or doctrine by offering these texts." .Fihi ma Fihi * "In It What Is In It. King Abbad III. facsimile PDF eBook. Concise and elegant. it is written in a metre which flows in easy cadence. fully bookmarked. English. and elsewhere. * Rumi . and fixes the words of the poem on the mind. 2 Megabytes. Lines from Sadi's poems are still commonly used in conversations by Iranians today. English. 2 Megabytes. bookmarked. 60 pages ================================================== ========================= FREE eBOOK DOWNLOADS ==================== These eBooks are free downloads. In addition to beauty of diction. facsimile PDF eBook. 63 pages __________________________________________________ _ * The Poems of Mu'tamid. al-Mu'tamid 'ala Allah.which would do no discredit to the philosophy of the 21st Century CE. was the 3rd and last ruler (reigned 10691091 CE) of Seville. He counts as one of the greatest Andalusian poets. and his blood is said to live on in the royal houses of Europe.

Abu al-Mughith Husayn Mansur al-Hallaj was born around 858 CE in Tur. on 26th March. Persia. totally cordial towards his death sentence. Translated by Aisha Abd ar-Rahman at-Tarjumana. blasphemous utterances. Truth being one of the 99 Asma al-Husna). 2): What time King Mansur became victorious. he was a stranger to this world. the book of table-talk here given as a download? Whereas in the former work he teeters on the brink of the ineffable. the Mawlana discusses spirituality and the cultural matters of his time in a much more clinical sense. PDF eBook. 922 CE. English. An absorbing read. 1 Megabyte. 431 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Mansur al-Hallaj . in Fihi ma Fihi. yet Hallaj openly did so. After years of imprisonment. . he was beheaded (some say crucified) by the Abbasid Caliph for his ecstatic. Many Sufi masters felt that it was inappropriate to share mysticism with the uninitiated. for example "Ana al-Haq" ("I am the Truth". which conveys the cosmic ecstasy and esoteric enstasy of a lovefool on the pilgrimage to mystical Union. He was an anomaly even among Sufis.We are doubtless all familiar with 13th Century CE Anatolian Sufi Master Jalal ud-Din Rumi's Mathnawi. Quoth Rumi on Hallaj (Mathnawi. this beautifully-worded work opens up the deep mysteries of Gnosis.Tawasin * Maybe he was right. Evidently. Bk. Apparently he went to his execution dancing in his chains. But how many have read his miscellany. perhaps he was wrong. xix.

0.) This Kitab at-Tawasin. English. xxiv. facsimile PDF eBook. Browne .Hallaj's best-known work . PDF eBook. where Satan refuses to bow to Adam. although God asks him to do so. fully bookmarked. after the mysterious letters at the beginning of the Qur'anic Sura 27. or Annihilation. now superseded by Bahaism and Azalism. Thelemites make use of Hallaj's teachings. this historical and bibliographical compendium is a primer for the academic study of Babism and its rival splinters. 380 pages __________________________________________________ _ * Samarqandi . each of them called "tasin". Babism is a messianic Persian Gnostic sect founded in 1844 CE. which are said to indicate Divine Majesty and Power.Materials for the Study of the Babi Religion * Browne's assessment of the life and works of the Babi sect. especially in terms of his identification as God. and the stake was presumably used to impale his head.contains a number of chapters.4 Megabytes.Chahar Maqala * Revised translation of the classic "Four Discourses". (Sufi dervishes were often called "Shah". 22 pages __________________________________________________ _ * E. 35 Megabytes. this is EG Browne's translation of the work by the 12th . The Tawasin includes 2 brief chapters devoted to a dialogue of Satan and God. Published in 1921. a central Gnostic principle known to Sufis as Fana. English. G. Published in 1918.He left his throne and hastened to the stake. or Ta Sin al Azal . Bahaism and Azalism.

facsimile PDF eBook.Century CE Transoxanian polymath Nizam-i Arudi ("The Prosodist") Samarqandi. 2) Poets. 11 Megabytes. 184 pages • Share • • • • . The subject of the discourses is: 1) Secretaries. According to Browne. xv. it is by virtue of the Chahar Maqala that Samarqandi deserves to be reckoned amongst the great names of Persian literature. 3) Astrologers and 4) Physicians. English.