A vital work a unique visual record commemorating holy men and women from across the Islamic world by Peter Sanders.
Worth contributing to at https://www.launchgood.com/project/meetings_with_mountains#!/the phenominal work of over 45 years by Sidi Peter Sanders– illuminating and featuring giants alwliya and saints from across the globe… perfect timing.
Fifty years in the making, there has never been a book and will never be another book like it. Every photographic encounter Peter recorded was a stage on his own spiritual journey and with each photo he describes his own personal experience with every “Mountain” he meets. This 380 page visual record, with over 250 beautiful photographs illustrates the encounters with nearly 100 illuminated souls. An important book, that aims to show the spiritual depth of Islamic culture and commemorate some of our greatest sages and saints.
Today, when so many would like to read Rumi and remove any reference to Sufism and Islam, Shems Friedlander places him unequivocally within Sufism and the Heart of Islam, clearly and emphatically stating the necessity of studying Rumi in his essence, as a Sufi saint, the founder of the Mevlevi Order of Dervishes, as well as one of the greatest metaphysical poets and literary figures the world has known.
Friedlander sheds new light on the relationship of Shems and Rumi and offers a theory about Shems’ disappearance not previously voiced. We are the heirs of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. How will we treat this inheritance? Will we squander it among those who have been deceived by the world? Argue its validity with scholars in classrooms and teahouses; or will we feed yearning hearts, enhance the intellectual desires of youth, and fill the gap of disappointment of those who have reached maturity and seniority and are still empty? (From Amazon review)
“Only one page is left in the book of my life. His name fills that page, His everlasting kingdom.”
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-In times of tribulation, in times of needs, dive within the depth of self and find ease and gratitude for every grace. Then weigh it all and find the balance that reflects His Bounties. – NINawwab
A gathering to celebrate “Beauty the Splendor of Truth” in the mountains of Andalusia, Spain with great scholars