Sufism, the Heart of Islam by Sheikh Khaled Ben Tounes

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Understanding Sufism, the mystic heart of Islam. Most Westerners are aware of Sufism through its stars, Rumi, Rabi'a and Sheikh Abil-Kheir, as Sufism is distinguished by the beauty of its prayers, songs and poetry. This book attempts to round out the image of Sufism through an explanation of traditions, including * the master-disciple relationship * the Sufi view of the Five Pillars of Islam * prayers * pilgrimage * declaration of faith * the path of loving God * the love between man and woman * the inner life * the nature of Divine Time Presented with simplicity, yet with depth, this book exemplifies the authentic Sufi spiritual experience--a path based on forgiveness, generosity, love and peace, a disciplined path that seeks to unite humankind in the universality of religious truths.
 

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Published November 1, 2002 by Hohm Press. 260 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Translated from the 1996 French edition by Khaled Elabdi, this balanced book shows Sheikh Khaled Bentounès reflecting on Sufism (Tassawwuf), its relation to Islam and other religions and its relevance to world affairs.

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