on 27 February 2013
A friend at uni recommended this book and I thank him for it!! Whilst we are constantly told that there are all these different religions with different beliefs and different ways, this book offers the truth. There are no religions, there is only one RELIGION and that is discovering your reality, your essence. Therefore there need not be conflict or tensions between different faiths because in reality there is no plurality. This book has truly opened my eyes and I recommend it to all who seek knowledge
on 11 March 2013
We have been using this book as a textbook for our Tamarkoz (Sufi Concentration/Meditation) class at UC Berkeley for the past few years, and it has been one of the favorites for our students! The way the author explains the origin of religions, the failure of symbols and words to convey existential truths spoken by the prophets (peace be upon them all), and the core of Sufi teachings which is the essence of Religion, all in one book, is quite a treasure. Many students are disillusioned with religion as portrayed by our society, and are surprised and relieved when they read this book and find out that, indeed, there is a common thread among all faiths, namely the quest to know ourselves as an integral part of this vast existence.
In addition, there are many practical lessons for the reader, including a discussion about the importance of concentration in whatever actions we take, an explanation of the true meaning of Freedom, and many metaphors and analogies with which some of these deeper spiritual topics can be understood. I recommend Sufism: A Bridge Between Religions to anyone who is looking for a way to understand religion from a fresh perspective, anyone who is jaded by the way people practice religion today, and anyone who is looking to find answers to some of life's deepest questions.
on 26 February 2013
The message from this book is heavenly, as it is free from superstition, political and cultural affiliations. It explains the true meaning of religion and about the unity of religion. In a time where we hear about war between religions and killings in the name of religion, this book provides a message of peace and prosperity for all humankind.