Author: Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak al-Jerrahi
Publisher: Pir Publications (1991)
Pages: 140 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
In the tradition of the great Sufi Masters throughout the centuries, Sheikh Muzaffer was an ecstatic poet in the manner of Rumi and Kabir, and he speaks with the full force of conviction and experience. Ashki's Divan is modern poetry of faith, devotion and love, yet with roots reaching back through the ages, finding its source in the life and times of the Prophet Muhammad.
Sheikh Muzzafer Ozak, who passed from the world in 1985, was born in Istanbul in 1916 into a Sufi family. He was educated by a succession of wise and learned teachers who instructed him in both traditional Islam and Sufism. He became Imam at a number of mosques, then left to run his bookshop in the famous Istanbul book market, which specialized in rare and antique books. He also became a prolific author in the Turkish language. For twenty years he was Sheikh (or spiritual teacher) of the Sufi order known as the Halveti Jerrahis. Extensive travels took him, not only throughout the Middle East but also to the Balkan countries, Western Europe and the United States where he founded a number of branches of the Halveti Jerrahi Order.