Readings

 

Readings

Sufism – Lecture series Includes lectures on:

 

  • Sufism
  • Sufism and Wisdom
  • Sufism and Knowledge
  • Sufism and Islam
  • Sufism and Peace

 

The Lecture Series consists of texts from a series of invited lectures at major European universities such as the Sorbonne, given during the 1994-1995 academic year by Hazrat Salaheddin Ali Nader Angha, the Pir of M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi®, School of Islamic Sufism®. Each lecture centers on a different topic, as the titles indicate. The book presents a distillation of the teachings of this famed, revered and thought provoking contemporary Sufi Master.

Hazrat Pir presents the fundamental points of Sufism by illustrating them in a lively history. He defines Sufism as the reality of religion, a discipline which is the way to the realization of human perfection, and indicates that: “Just as the sun never ceases to shine, this knowledge too has been passed down from a master to master, so those who seek to attain their divine state will be guided toward such a goal.”2

The basic law of Islam is “la ilaha il allah”—There is no other than God. Islamic Sufism explains how the true meaning of this statement is revealed only when one comes to know one’s true self. To experience and know God, one must first know oneself. This is attained through focused concentration in the heart, and letting go of social habits and attachments, which separates us from our inner self. When we achieve this at all physical and metaphysical levels, then the self-imposed limits constructed by the mind will collapse and we experience “the unlimited horizon of existence.”1 and experience the unity of it.

The Sufism: The Lecture Series is also available in audiobook format.
For more information, please contact M.T.O. Publications®
at: http://mto-publications.org/

1. Professor Nader Angha, Sufism: The Lecture Series (Great Britain: MTO Publications, 2011), 34
2. Professor Nader Angha, Sufism: The Lecture Series (Great Britain: MTO Publications, 2011), 167