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Inspiring, 17 Jun 2011
An extremely well written book covering a variety of topics. The biographical accounts, which form the first section of the book, are awe inspiring and one can feel the effect these people had on the life of the author. The book is a compendium of insight into the problems with modern day life and offers sensible and amazingly simple solutions, from the Islamic tradition, to problems human beings find themselves in. The book is a useful resource for Western academics who would like to feel how Sufism actually impacts the lives of Muslims. It is much more that just a translation of the words of sages, but rather one feels the author speaking from experience and transmitting states, rather than words, which he himself inherited from great men. The cover is simple yet, like the content of the book, has the ability to lift the soul to a higher plane.