Love is the Wine: Talks of a Sufi Master in America by First LastLove is the Wine: Talks of a Sufi Master in America by First Last

Love is the Wine: Talks of a Sufi Master in America

byFirst LastEditorSheikh Ragip (Robert) Frager

Paperback | August 17, 2009

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This book presents an intoxicating mix of essays to satisfy the spiritual thirst of those with long experience in Islam, as well as those encountering Sufism and the meaning of spiritual love for the first time. Themes including generosity, faith, self-knowledge, patience and love are developed with stories and teachings by Turkish Sufi master Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak. A mesmerising storyteller, master teacher, and prolific author in his native country, he was ideally suited to bring the richness of the Sufi tradition to the West. The chapters of this book, skilfully edited and compiled by the psychologist and Sufi teacher Dr Robert Frager, were derived from talks given during Sheikh Muzafffer's visits to New York and California over the last years of his life. Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak understood Westerners as almost no Sufi master before him has. His religious bookshop in Istanbul attracted hundreds of Western seekers visiting Turkey. In his travels, he initiated hundreds of Americans and Europeans into the Halveti Jerrahi Order, interpreted their dreams, and answered their questions about everything from theology and mysticism to marriage and earning a living. These stories and teachings are memorable, yet highly enigmatic, and meant to be told and retold. Like great spiritual parables, the themes are universal and their applications ageless. The astute reader will appreciate new levels of meaning in these profound teaching tales with each reading. "Love is the Wine" is a treasury filled with priceless items of Sufi wisdom.
Title:Love is the Wine: Talks of a Sufi Master in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 17, 2009Publisher:Hohm PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935387049

ISBN - 13:9781935387046

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended. While mainstream news and social media provide an incredibly biased view of Muslims, this book provides an in-depth approach to mystical Islam - Sufism. This practice centres around the constant search for connection with the Divine - however you want to name it. The way we view ourselves as well as others impacts how we connect with our own selves and the Universe. Away from politics, sectarianism, et al., this book addresses the love that is at the centre of Islam and one's connection with the Divine. Love truly is the wine on which the spiritual is drunk.
Date published: 2017-01-13