May all #pilgrims converging on #Mecca for the start of the #hajj journey– in the footsteps of beloved prophets alayhim as’salah wa as-salam; starting with the #tawaf be blessed with the serenity, peace and joy of spiritual rejuvenation “Labbayka Allahuma Labbayk”
Reunion with Sidi Shems Friedlander during a pre opening visit to his upcoming artwork and photo exhibit ‘Winter Harevst.’ He has been an inspiration to generations of students at AUC as well as readers of his classic books and viewers of his documentaries. A personal inspiration with his work on Mawlana Rumi in service to and abiding love for The One. His nine books include classics such as When You Hear Hoofbeats, Think of a Zebra Talks on SufismandRumi and the Whirling Dervishes. Deeply appreciative to his contribution of the foreword of Canvas of the Soul and his ma’rifah, wisdom and continued inspiration on several levels.
With Sidi Shems Friedlander author, film maker, photographer, artist and contributor of foreword to ‘Canvas of the Soul;