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The best book about Sufi Islam

Discussion in 'Resources' started by Meandflower, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Meandflower

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    This book is the best book about Sufi Islam. There is a lot of good information and it is easy to understand. I think anyone who reads this book will love it. And realize that Sufi Islam really is beautiful.

    I've read many books about Sufism, this one is definitely the best of them.
    The book is called "The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam's Mystical Tradition" written by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam's Mystical Tradition: Nasr, Seyyed Hossein: 9780061625992: Amazon.com: Books
     
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    I agree it is a very good book to understand sufism better, thank you for sharing @Meandflower
     
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    I was just going to tag you on this thread but you were already here
     
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    I had to take a peek when i saw a OP not made by me about Sufism :D
     
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    In the book it speaks about what sufism is, and this qoute from the book says it all in my view

    Sufism addresses the few who yearn for an answer on the deepest level to the question of who they are and in a manner that would touch and transform their whole being. The Sufi path is the means within the Islamic tradition of finding the ultimate answer to this basic question. and of discovering our real identity.
     
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    I also like what is written about the book and Sufi Islam on Amazon:

    The headlines are filled with the politics of Islam, but there is another side to the world's fastest-growing religion. Sufism is the poetry and mysticism of Islam. This mystical movement from the early ninth century rejects worship motivated by the desire for heavenly reward or the fear of punishment, insisting rather on the love of God as the only valid form of adoration.

    Sufism has made significant contributions to Islamic civilization in music and philosophy, dance and literature. The Sufi poet Rumi is the bestselling poet in America. But in recent centuries Sufism has been a target for some extremist Islamic movements as well as many modernists. The Garden of Truth presents the beliefs and vision of the mystical heart of Islam, along with a history of Sufi saints and schools of thought.

    In a world threatened by religious wars, depleting natural resources, a crumbling ecosystem, and alienation and isolation, what has happened to our humanity? Who are we and what are we doing here? The Sufi path offers a journey toward truth, to a knowledge that transcends our mundane concerns, selfish desires, and fears. In Sufism we find a wisdom that brings peace and a relationship with God that nurtures the best in us and in others.

    Noted scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr helps you learn the secret wisdom tradition of Islam and enter what the ancient mystics call the "garden of truth." Here, liberate your mind, experience peace, discover your purpose, fall in love with the Divine, and find your true, best self.
     
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    I love your threads about Sufi Islam :blush: I always read them. Sufism is so interesting to me.
     
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    Thank you @Meandflower :) Sufism has changed my life fully and taken away the anger within me, at this moment in time, that is maybe the biggest change i noticed after convertion to Sufism.
    The search for who this being i am truly is, will continue for a long time :)
     
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    Also a very important lesson from this book is the following qoute

    "The Prophet of Islam said, "Whosoever knows his self, knows his Lord"; that is, self-knowledge leads to knowledge of the Divine. Sufism takes this saying (J:radlth) very seriously and also puts it into practice. It provides, within the spiritual universe of the Islamic tradition, the light necessary to illuminate the dark corners of our soul and the keys to open the doors to the hidden recesses of our being so that we can journey within and know ourselves, this knowledge leading ultimately to the knowledge of God, who resides in our heart/ center."
     
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    It is pure heavenly wisdom
     
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    I could not have said that better my self :)
     
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    Very welcome :)
     
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