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Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Primordiality
Where to look to "see God Everywhere"?
The Writings of Frithjof Schuon
Insights into the early Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers
The Universal Spirit of Islam: Keys for Interfaith Understanding
What is Sacred Art?
Spiritual Poetry
Ernest Thompson Seton explains "The Gospel of the Redman"
Treasures of the World's Religions
Memories (video clips) of Martin Lings by Michon and Petitpierre
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“This long-awaited classic of Islamic spirituality fulfills important needs in scholarship of the history of Sufism and in the contemporary search for spiritual direction in today’s troubled world…”
—Vincent J. Cornell, University of Arkansas
    
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This is a centuries-old text by a 16th-century Turkish Sufi and scholar, Imam Birgivi. It has been translated for the first time into English by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak, who has also "interpreted" the text. Through numerous references to the Quran and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, the book portrays the beauty and depth of the Prophet’s character and the excellence of his example for followers of God in all times and places.



The Path of Muhammad is accompanied by another, shorter text, The Last Will and Testament by Imam Birgivi. Together, these two texts range through traditional Islamic views on the nature of God, revelation, angels, prophethood, religious duties, virtue, faith, mysticism, the nature of knowledge, and many more topics. From lofty considerations on, for example, the nature of evil, to earth-bound considerations on, as another example, how to spend money, Imam Birgivi's texts always show readers how they can purify their minds, hearts, and bodies. This incredible compendium of moral and spiritual topics, all seen through the eyes of a traditional Sufi and scholar, always hearkens back to the earliest sources of the Islamic faith (i.e., the Quran and the sayings of the Prophet) in order to "remind you of your own departure from this world, and help in your salvation."
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