'A compelling view of Sufi history together with vivid personal remembrances of living mystics. This is an inspiring and at the same time beautifully subtle book, with light-filled insights on every page.' - Saadi Shakur Chishti, author of The Sufi Book of Life
Written for all who are interested in exploring non-duality, the nature of consciousness and the mystical path, this is an unparalleled guide to Sufism as it is practised around the world today. Describing face-to-face meetings with the enlightened teachers of the current era and offering wonderfully inspiring translations of the great Sufi masters of the past, including Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Shams ad-Din Tabrizi, Mansur al-Hallaj, Omar Khayyam, Farid ad- Din Attar and many more, this book shines a light on the Sufi path and offers wise insight into the meaning and purpose of life. The Sufi way described here leads the spiritual seeker past ordinary states of consciousness toward a new experience of infinitude - the perfect Oneness - that is the source of the universe.
From India and Pakistan, to the Mahgreb, South Africa and Iran, the book follows Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri's travels around Sufism's holy sites. It reveals much about the present-day Islamic world where, despite the tragedies that are to be seen everywhere, tradition and spirituality still thrive.