By James Fadiman, Robert Frager
Sufis are celebrated within the West for his or her pleasure, humor, and dedicated worship. scholars of Sufism, James Fadiman and Robert Frager, have amassed the various jewels of Sufic literature, polished them up a section, and arranged them for prepared contemplation. Rumi's poems, Attar's tales, Mohammed's terse sayings, or even a few relocating items from modern Western devotees make crucial Sufism a treasury of Sufic literature. The huge creation presents functional context, and preambles to every part set the tone for what's to come back. for those who haven't encountered the knowledge of Sufi mysticism, the fabric during this publication is an effective position to begin; when you have, it's a comfy position for go back.
From Library Journal
A welcome boost to the literature on Islam, this small quantity deals sayings, spiritual costs, poems, aphorisms, and prayers from many Sufi masters. examining in the course of the many entries, one will get a sense for the wonder and deep knowledge of the Sufis, the mystics of Islam. The e-book contains the mandatory discussions of the key Sufi academics, background, tradition, and ideology to help the reader in knowing the vitalness of the sayings and meditations yet isn't really intended as a completely encompassing research of Sufism. in its place, it's a fantastic appetizer that tantalizes the reader to hunt different works that additional have a good time and elucidate the quite imprecise global of Sufism. suggested for all libraries. Glenn Masuchika, Chaminade Univ. Lib.