THE THOUGHTFUL GUIDE TO SUFISM

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The Thoughtful Guide series is for serious spiritual seekers looking to deepen their knowledge of a particular region. It offers not primarily text books for the library, though they can be used as such, but accessible overviews of the history and the benefits that a particular religious practice can bring to the reader. The authors eschew fundamentalism and excessive simplifications, mapping out paths that can be followed with the mind as well as heart. Sufism is the heart of Islam. Its key is an inner light and awakening, an outer courtesy and service to humanity. It relates to Islam much as the mystical tradition does to Christianity, but far more prominently. With authors like Rumi achieving all-time popularity, Sufism is increasingly acknowledged as a spiritual answer to modern materialism. This introductory guide describes its origins and background, the relationship with Islam, and its spread throughout the world. It covers what it means to be a Sufi and the relevance of Sufism in modern life. Biographies of prominent Sufis and a selection of writing make this an indispensable guide to this profound tradition.
ISBN: 8186505792
Publisher: BHAVANA BOOKS
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Author: SHAYKH FADHLALLA HAERI

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8186505792

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2006

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127

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Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri is a writer philosopher who combines knowledge and experience of the spiritual teachings of the East with a keen understanding of the West. He was raised in a family of several generations of spiritual leaders in the Holy City of Karbala. Educated in Europe and America. Shaykh Fadhlalla was active in the oil industry and international business, which he later abandoned in pursuit of spiritual knowledge. Shaykh Fadhlalla has recently established the Academy of Self Knowledge in South Africa. The Academy offers an intensive online, internet-based course, which is specifically aimed at the committed seeker of self knowledge and spiritual development. He is also the author of numerous books and continues to travel and lecture widely.

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