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The Elephant in the Dark

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As our world continues to shrink, we are being brought headlong into often explosive contact with other cultures and religions. Islam continues to be for many a mysterious and misunderstood force, alien to our own cultural values.

Yet, in more ways than expected, Christianity and Islam share common ground. For centuries, Sufi thinkers have been linked to both religions in

Hardcover, 76 pages
Published June 1st 1982 by Octagon Press, Limited (first published July 1st 1974)
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Ulrika Eriksson
Egentligen universitetsföreläsningar i Geneve 1972/3 om vad Islam och Kristendom har gemensamt med utgångspunkt från idén om underkastelse inför Gud. Utan kunskap går det inte att närma sig den ekumeniska idén. Kunskaperna om Jesus bland muslimer är inte liten eftersom Jesus förekommer i Koranen som en av profeterna före Muhammed. Shah skriver bl a om vänskapen mellan borgmästaren i Tripoli och en italiensk biskop på den tiden då Libyen var ockuperat av Italien. Historien finns i boken ” A Cure ...more
A very humble way to explain why we should not blame and misunderstand each other. Idries Shah wrote it in this 76 pages book with descriptions, story about Rumy and Lully, etc. Writen in simple way but very clear.
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Idries Shah (Persian: ادریس شاه), also known as Idris Shah, né Sayed Idries el-Hashimi (Arabic: سيد إدريس هاشمي), was an author and teacher in the Sufi tradition who wrote over three dozen critically acclaimed books on topics ranging from psychology and spirituality to travelogues and culture studies.

Born in India, the descendant of a family of Afghan nobles, Shah grew up mainly in England. His ea
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“From a personal experience and the examination of literature, I feel that we cannot take for granted that a dialogue, without information and perhaps without understanding, is possible between any individuals or groups on all levels. So the prerequisite is information.” 2 likes
“Christian scholars often say that Sufi theories are close to those of Christianity. Many Moslems maintain that they are essentially derived from Islam. The resemblance of many Sufi ideas to those of several religious and esoteric systems are sometimes taken as evidence of derivation. The Islamic interpretation is that religion is of one origin, differences being due to local or historical causes.” 1 likes
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