Author: Farida Khanam
Publisher: Goodword Books (2006)
Pages: 177 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
In this book, "A Simple Guide to Sufism," the author focuses on the continuing relevance of Sufism, which is increasingly acknowledged as a spiritual answer to modern materialism. As an introductory guide, it offers students a lucid account of the origin, development and distinguishing features of the major Sufi orders, and their impact in the development of Islam tradition. In its examination if their organization, it presents in detail their various rituals, practices and ceremonies. Highlighting the relevance of Sufism in modern life, it concludes with a chapter in meditation and Zikr(remembrance of God), the central part of the Sufi tradition.