SANG RAJA JIN, the Indonesian translation of Master of the Jinn, is now a Google Ebook for only $2.51

October 8, 2013

cover SANG RAJA JIN curve-frontSalaam and Greetings of Peace:

Sang Raja Jin, the Indonesian translation of Master of the Jinn, in now a Google Ebook for only $2.51 which is 28,905 rupiah, I think. Click HERE to order.

Please tell your Indonesian friends on Twitter, and share the news on your Facebook status and on your blog if you have one :)

Ya Haqq!

Note: Buy the paperback wherever books are sold, or order from the publisher HERE.


Muslim Prayer in the Bible

October 6, 2013

prostrationSalaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.” – James 4:10

Some Christians may find the Muslim method of prayer odd…but if they were to pray as described in the Bible then they would find themselves praying much like Muslims…for example:

ABLUTION:

“Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and worshipped…”
(2 Samuel 12:20)

“So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.”
(Exodus 30:21)

“And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet…”
(Exodus 40:31)

RAISING OF THE HANDS:

“Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.” (Psalms 63:4)

ALLAHU AKBAR:

“Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise…”
(Psalms 48:1)

PROSTRATION:

“And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him…”
(Genesis 17:3)

“…and they (Moses and Aaron) fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.”
(Numbers 20:6)

“And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.”
(Joshua 7:6)

“…they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD…”
(2 Chronicles 7:3)

“…and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.”
(Nehemiah 8:6)

“And he (Jesus) went a little farther and fell on his face, and prayed…”
(Matthew 26:39)

“And when the disciples heard it,they fell on their faces…”
(Matthew 17:6)

“…and he (Elijah) cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees…”
(1 Kings 18:42)

“…and (all the angels) fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God…”
(Revelations 7:11)

“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”
(Psalms 95:6)

“…all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.”
(Psalms 22:29)

“…And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.”
(Judges 13:20)

“And when all the people saw it,they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, He is the God; the LORD, He is the God.”
(1 Kings 18:39)

“I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD!”
(Ezekiel 9:8)

“David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times…”
(1 Samuel 20:41)

“And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship…”
(Joshua 5:14)

“And it came to pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth…”  (Genesis 24:52)

Ya Haqq!

Note: See also this previous post, The Upward Glance and the Lowest Bow.


Google Ebook of Master of the Jinn now in Thirty-Three Countries and Four Languages!

September 25, 2013

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The Google EBook of Master of the Jinn is being sold in English, as well as translations in Russian and Croatian for only $3.82. It is also sold in Indonesian for only $2.51

Click HERE to order.

What’s more, it is now available in THIRTY-THREE countries – the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany,  Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, and Japan.

Ya Haqq!

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I have given up religion

May 21, 2013
I have given up religion
and follow only Love

Mullahs, Priests and Rabbis
Imams, Buddhists, Zoroastrians,
All laugh at my naivete
But my ears hear only You

Beards and robes and cassocks
outward signs of piety

Mean nothing, are worthless
without a heart of love

Heaven and hell are empty
tales to frighten children

Only to You do we return
home at last, home at last

Good and evil counterbalance
men and women, all that live 

drops falling into the Ocean
Home at last, home at last

- Irving Karchmar, 2013

Spiritual Evolution – “I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.”

May 15, 2013

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“All I’m saying is simply this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Ya Haqq!

Note: Dr. King is talking about the dynamics of spiritual evolution, which I have written about HERE.


Google Ebook of Master of the Jinn Now Available in 14 Countries

April 13, 2013

MOJcoverSalaam and Greetings of Peace:

The Google Ebook of Master of the Jinn is now available for $3.82 in the US, and comparable pricing in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Russia, Japan, and South Korea. More countries to come soon :) And you can read it on your PC or Mac, Tablet, iPad, iPhone, Nook, Sony, or Smartphone :) Click HERE to order.

Ya Haqq!


LISTEN to the Master of the Jinn Audiobook Sample :)

March 27, 2013

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

MOJcoverPLEASE HELP!!! I have started working on recording the Audiobook of Master of the Jinn. Please go to the link and listen to part of the Prologue, which is the first trial run, and let me know what you think. Does it sound clear? is the pacing ok? etc. I had to put it on the website since WordPress does not accept MP3 files. If your browser does not supoort it, email me at Irvingk1945 at gmail dot com and I will email it to you.

http://masterofthejinn.com/author.html

Thank You for Helping :)

Ya Haqq!


Mr. Niktab’s Journey

January 13, 2013

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

One day many year ago, when Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order still lived in Iran, he sent for Mr. Niktab, who had been made a Shaykh recently, and instructed him to go to a remote khaniqah in another province. It was a three day journey by bus, so Mr. Niktab set out to go at once, and walked to the door of the khaniqah.

“Wait, where is your suitcase?” the Master asked.

“I don’t need a suitcase. A darvish travels light and trusts in God” Mr. Niktab said.

“Take a change of clothes,” the Master said.

“Really, Master, I will be fine,” Mr. Niktab insisted.

The Master shook his head and walked away. “Nafs!” he said.

And so Mr. Niktab began his journey. It was mid-summer and a long and dusty journey in an old rickety bus without air-conditioning. Finally, after three days of travel, getting off the bus feeling very hot and sweaty, he began the five mile walk through the desert-like countryside to the khaniqah.

About a mile from the khaniqah, he came upon a grove of trees and large pond fed by a nearby stream. Since the area was deserted, he decided to take a swim and cool off before walking the rest of the way to the khaniqah. He took off all his clothes and waded into the water, uttering a sigh of relief at the coolness, and washed off the sweat from the long journey.

Just then he heard the voices of women coming up the road.  He swam to a nearby reedbed to hide himself, and heard the women stop and talk among themselves.

“Look, someone has left clothes by the water,” one said.  They looked around, and Mr. Niktab had to duck under the water so as not to be seen.

Eventually, the women, who were dervishes on their way to the khaniqah, could not find the owner, and decided to take the clothes with them in case they had dropped out of someone’s luggage.

As they walked off, Mr. Niktab came out of hiding and stood in the center of the pond, naked and alone.  “I’m sorry, Master! Forgive me, Master!” he cried.

He broke off a few branches with leaves to cover himself, and stood waiting behind a tree for a long time, until finally a young man came walking down the path. He recognized him as a darvish, and he called him over.

The young man was astonished to find Mr. Niktab, whom they were all expecting, naked and hiding behind a tree. “What happened?” he asked?

“Nafs!” was all Mr. Niktab would say. He told him to run to the khaniqah and bring back clothes for him to wear.

As the boy disappeared down the road, Mr. Niktab sighed, shaking his head at the lesson the Master had taught him.

When the Master tells you to do something, do it.

Ya Haqq!

NOTE:  It has been suggested by brother Ruslan in the comments that if Mr. Niktab had taken a suitcase, the women would also have taken it. I repeat  that I am certain that if Mr. Niktab had taken a suitcase, no women would have come by. The Master’s lessons are designed in the most succinct way, and always for what is necessary at that moment.

For example, read the post on the Miracle of the Angel, which is also a true story.

http://darvish.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/miracle-of-the-angel/

And Allah knows best :)


In Memory of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

December 9, 2012

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Monday, December 10th would have been the 86th birthday of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh (12/10/1926 – 10/10/2008), the late and beloved Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order,  may God sanctify his secret. In his memory, this poem is dedicated.

Love is the answer
to every question

An ocean emerging
from a drop

This you taught us by your
every action, every word,

The revealed science
of the heart, the key

to the door of the spirit
that is never locked

To serve the One,
serve all, you said,

Eat but a little,
Feed the soul instead

As long as life
remains, and then

The drop returns
to the Ocean again,

Of Love, of Love, of Love
Ya Pir! Ya Hayy! Ya Haqq!


Master of the Jinn for the Holidays :)

November 25, 2012

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

As Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza approach, why not consider giving the gift of good literature to your friends and loved ones. To that end, allow me to recommend my own book, Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel as one you might consider :)

In the Name of the Merciful, 10% of all royalties go to charity!

Master of the Jinn has been translated and published in Indonesia (Sang Raja Jin), Turkey (Cinlerin Efendisi), Russia (Povelitel dzhinnov), Germany (Meister der Jinn), Croatia (Gospodar demona), Spanish (El Maestro de los Jinn), and Malayalam, the language of the Kerala state of India (Jinnukalude Nadhan).  It was also published in India in English, and is being translated into Urdu and Bengali.

To Order the various editions, click the links below:

English – Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel

India in EnglishMaster of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel

India in English Ebook – Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel

India, in Malayalam – Jinnukalude Nadham – Paperback

Spanish – El Maestro de los Jinn – Ebook

Indonesian – Sang Raja Jin – Paperback

Indonesian – Sang Raja Jin – Ebook (coming soon)

German – Meister der Jinn

Croatian – Gospodar demona – Paperback

Croatian - Gospodar demona – Ebook

Russian – Повелитель джиннов  (Povelitel dzhinnov) – Paperback

Russian – Повелитель джиннов (Povelitel dzhinnov) – Ebook

Turkish – Cinlerin Efendisi

Master of the Jinn EBOOKS

Master of the Jinn is also available as an Ebook in the English language from Two Sources:

1. Master of the Jinn is one of the over one million Ebooks available on the Amazon Kindle book reader. It can also be read on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, etc. To order for only $4.99, click HERE:

EUROPEAN ENGLISH EDITIONS – Paperback and Ebooks

England – UK – click HERE.

France, in English - Click HERE.

Germany, in English - Click HERE.

Spain, in English - Click HERE.

Italy, in English - Click HERE.

Japan, in English – Click HERE.

2. The Google EBookstore. Master of the Jinn is being sold by Google Ebooks in the English, Russian and Croatian editions for only $3.82. Click HERE to order.

Ya Haqq!


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