Common sense, straight thinking and evolution are not typically associated with religion or spirituality. But it’s scattered throughout this new Large Print Edition of The Sufis by Idries Shah. Not simply Islamic mystics or “hairy-footed metaphysicians”, the Sufis and their teachings took many forms to suit the time, place and people. Surprisingly, their many insights anticipate current social scientific research. Shah’s groundbreaking book has an uncanny atmosphere: mysterious and yet curiously familiar. It’s filled with major historical figures and “secret” societies who were influenced by these remarkable people. It solves ancient lingering puzzles, only to introduce new deeper ones: not for amusement, but as something to work through or grow through. The Sufis adapted themselves to prevailing circumstances throughout history. Could their ancient practical philosophy help us make the necessary changes to solve today’s seemingly intractable problems; and even help us go beyond?
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Pakistan’s first camel library.
Murad and his camel, Roshan, will be visiting communities in Mand with books, puppets and games!!
Thank you Female Education Trust for partnering with us.Thank you Judith’s Reading Room for making this possible.
Alif Laila Book Bus Society, our partners in Pakistan, and their new book distribution campaign -- My Book, My Friend. Happy children with their new Hoopoe books. For more information on our programs there, please visit https://booksforpakistan.org/
One thing I learned from my father very early: Don't take any notice of what people say, just watch what they do. #sufism #IkbalAliShah
Moska Mobile Library, our partner in Afghanistan, in the seventh district of Kabul writes: “Our effort is to be able to cover the whole of Afghanistan so that everyone has free access to their favorite books.” To learn more, please visit https://booksforafghanistan.org/. Thank you.