The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition

The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The headlines are jam-packed with the politics of Islam, yet there's one other facet to the world's fastest-growing faith. Sufism is the poetry and mysticism of Islam. This mystical stream from the early 9th century rejects worship inspired by means of the need for heavenly gift or the terror of punishment, insisting particularly at the love of God because the basically legitimate type of adoration. Sufism has made major contributions to Islamic civilization in tune and philosophy, dance and literature. The Sufi poet Rumi is the bestselling poet in the US. yet in contemporary centuries Sufism has been a aim for a few extremist Islamic events in addition to many modernists. The backyard of Truth provides the ideals and imaginative and prescient of the paranormal middle of Islam, in addition to a historical past of Sufi saints and colleges of thought.

In an international threatened through spiritual wars, depleting common assets, a crumbling atmosphere, and alienation and isolation, what has occurred to our humanity? who're we and what are we doing the following? The Sufi course bargains a trip towards fact, to a data that transcends our mundane issues, egocentric wants, and fears. In Sufism we discover a knowledge that brings peace and a dating with God that nurtures the easiest in us and in others.

Noted pupil Seyyed Hossein Nasr is helping you examine the key knowledge culture of Islam and input what the traditional mystics name the "garden of truth." right here, unencumber your brain, event peace, detect your objective, fall in love with the Divine, and locate your precise, top self.

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