Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Open Book Reading & Discussion:
(1) BOOK: Signs on the Horizons: Meetings with Men of Knowledge and Illumination
by Michael Sugich
(2) BOOK: Ain ul Faqr by Hazrat Sultan Bahu r.a.
with Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
Mondays, 6 June 2016
Michael Sugich is an American author initiated into a traditional Sufi order in 1972. Since that time he has studied Sufi doctrine and practice with spiritual masters across the Arab and Islamic world. He lived for 23 years in the precincts of the sacred city of Makkah Al Mukaramah where he kept company with many men of knowledge and illumination.
Sultan Bahu Sarwari Qadri (1630-1691, Jhang) a mystic, poet and scholar wrote more than forty books, mostly in Farsi, and largely dealing with aspects of Islam and Islamic mysticism. However, it is his Punjabi poetry which has popular appeal. He sought spiritual guidance from Hazrat Shah Habib Gilani r.a. whose shrine is found in the village of Baghdad Sharif, near Mian Channu to this day.
Around 1668 Sultan Bahu moved to Delhi for further training under the guidance of Syed Abdul Rehman Jilani Dehlvi Qadri and thereafter returned to Punjab where he spent the rest of his life.
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