Masters of Wisdom of Central Asia: Teachings from the Sufi by Hasan Lutfi Shushud

By Hasan Lutfi Shushud

finds the key teachings of the Khwajagan, the Masters of knowledge of Turkish Sufism

• presents biographies for the complete lineage of academics within the Naqshbandi order, comparable to Yusuf Hamdani, the 1st well-known Khwajagan, and Baha’ al-Din Naqshband, from whom the Naqshbandi order of Sufis took its identify

• exhibits that this non secular direction makes a speciality of increasing knowledge of the center to arrive God-consciousness

• a necessary consultant for realizing Itlak Yolu, the Sufi direction of Absolute Liberation, and fana’, Annihilation in God

Almost a thousand years in the past a brand new and robust nexus of non secular transmission emerged in crucial Asia and lasted for 5 centuries, attaining its end result within the paintings of the Khwajagan, or “Masters of Wisdom.” just like the a lot past Rishi Pantha of India, those masters of Turkish Sufism weren't renunciates yet encouraged keeping an energetic reference to the realm, together with elevating a relations or operating a enterprise. They exerted a impressive effect at the future of critical Asia, but their leader importance lies of their nearly extraordinary intensity of religious perfection.

Based on basic Persian and Turkish resources, an analogous texts utilized by the Sufi authority Idries Shah in his many books, Masters of knowledge of important Asia explores the whole lineage of lecturers from this golden age of Islamic Sufism. writer Hasan Shushud offers short biographies of every instructor, akin to Yusuf Hamdani, the 1st famous Khwajagan; Ahmad al-Yasavi, the daddy of Turkish Sufism; and Baha’ al-Din Naqshband, from whom the Naqshbandi order of Sufis took its identify. He examines their religious trips, their writings and teachings, and their most famed sayings, incorporating occasional parables to demonstrate their knowledge.

Shushud finds how this non secular direction specializes in increasing expertise of the guts and the way center wisdom is a prerequisite for divine contemplation and God-consciousness, for the center is the manuscript in the physique on which the countless mysteries of the Godhead are recorded.

An crucial consultant for understanding Itlak Yolu, the Sufi direction of Absolute Liberation, and fana’ fi-llah, Annihilation in God, this ebook is an crucial paintings for a person drawn to Sufism or the non secular background of imperative Asia.

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