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Sufism:The Heart of Islam

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Sufism: The Heart of Islam Book Description

This engaging and well-researched narrative provides an insider's understanding of Islam in all its aspects. It elaborates on how Sufism is the preserved spiritual path that forms the heart of Islam. Drawing from an in-depth study of Muslim texts and traditions, the author articulates that Sufism is not an innovation, but the cont
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Hardcover, 1st, 400 pages
Published 2009 by Harpercollins
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aisha chapra
Jul 31, 2012 aisha chapra rated it really liked it
It was my first book about Sufism. And it led me to a whole new world. I found a calligraphic image of Bismillah and tattoed it on my back! Sadia takes you through the history of Sufism, especially in South Asia, and allows a novice to understand some of the complex depth to the Sufi Saints and the legacies they have left behind. Beautiful poetry and engaging historical information.
Sheokhanda
Jul 04, 2012 Sheokhanda rated it it was amazing
A must read for those who wish to understand the pluralistic,liberal and peace loving sect within Islam which has been again and again targeted by the hardline elements in the Muslim world.

Sufis for centuries have been the bridging gap for Hinduism and Islam. They are the most tolerant and music loving people. In the book the author describes her journey and her understanding. She also narrates how great-grandfather converted into Islam. She belongs to Arora community if we take her hindu ancest
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Gurdeep Singh
Feb 02, 2014 Gurdeep Singh rated it liked it
The book is a nice read for someone needing an introduction to Islam and to Sufism in particular. It reads more like a commentary than a book but does well in what, I suppose, it set out to do. For me, it works more because of the facts rather than the prose, which seems too dry and mechanical except in some places.
Ankur Chawla
Mar 09, 2012 Ankur Chawla rated it it was amazing
recommended read for hardcore fanatics and people who would like to know about real islamic interpretations...
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