By Peter Samsel,Seyyed Hossein Nasr

At the very middle of Islam lies the non secular method of Sufism. a ways faraway from the unfavorable portrayal of Islam within the headlines, Sufism is rooted within the harmonious features of peace, love, attractiveness, and knowledge. Its basic concentration is to come humans to harmony with God. This decide upon treasury of Sufi knowledge comprises approximately four hundred brief sayings from as many as a hundred of the best Sufi saints and sages in heritage, protecting an unlimited span of 1,400 years. It contains awesome sayings from recognized figures equivalent to Rabiah, al-Hallaj, Junayd, al-Ghazali, Ibn al-Farid, Ibn Arabi, Rumi, and Ahmad al-Alawi. additionally featured are over one hundred fifty verses from the Koran and the Hadith (Prophetic sayings), which shape the foundational resources of this esoteric type of Islam. no matter if expressing itself in pithy paradoxical aphorisms, prolonged highbrow guide, or rapturous mystical poetry, this compendium of Sufi knowledge will light up the non secular traveler’s means of go back to God.

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