“Under the Angel’s Wings!”

January 21, 2011

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

It is related that many years ago, Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order, decided it was time to establish a khaniqah, a Sufi meeting house, in Koln, Germany. The dervishes had grown sufficiently in number, and had been holding their majlis, the twice weekly zekr, in the apartment of one of them. And so the Master directed the dervishes to begin the search for a suitable house that the Order could purchase.

They began the search the very next day. The house had to meet certain requirements of interior size and amenities; and was very difficult to find. The dervishes designated to conduct the search drove each day through the neighborhoods of Koln, and each day they looked at many house and found nothing suitable. And each night the Master would call them from England and ask, “Did you find the khaniqah?”  The dervishes would have to answer that they had not, and Dr. Nurbakhsh would say, “Keep looking!”

This went on for days, then weeks, and each night the Master would call, inquire of their progress, and tell them to keep looking.

Finally, one night when Dr. Nurbakhsh called, the darvishes were tired and disheartened after a long day of searching, and said, “Master, we have looked in every neighborhood, and can’t find anything.”

The Master said, “Keep looking! It is under the angel’s wings.”

They did not know what to make of that pronouncement, but the very next day as they were once again driving through neighborhoods, they saw a For Sale sign on a house in a good area, close to public transportation, and immediately called the broker listed on the sign. He came to meet them shortly thereafter and showed them the house. There were two large rooms on the first floor suitable for serving tea and holding the zekr, and large bedrooms on the second floor for living quarters. And there was an expansive yard that with work could be turned into a garden. It fit all the requirements of a khaniqah.

They made plans with the real estate agent to come to his office the next day and begin the process of negotiating the contract. As they were doing a final walk-through, and congratulating themselves on finding a suitable house, one of them noticed that in one corner of the garden, set on a three foot plaster pillar, was the figure of a angel, a stone cherubim, with wings outspread. The dervishes looked at each other in disbelief.

“Alhamdulillah!” They shouted.  All praise belongs to God alone, who has given to their Master the foresight of His true friends. Ya Ali! Ya Pir!

Ya Haqq!


Master of the Jinn Eid Gift in All Translations

September 3, 2009

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Master of the Jinn has been translated and published in Indonesia (Sang Raja Jin), Turkey (Cinlerin Efendisi), Russia (Povelitel dzhinnov), Germany (Meister der Jinn), and Croatia (Gospodar demona).  If you are observing Ramadan in any of those countries, a copy would make a wonderful Eid gift, and will get to you in time if you order now :)

To order the various editions, click the links below:

English - Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel

Indonesian - Sang Raja Jin

German - Meister der Jinn

Croatian - Gospodar demona

Russian - Povelitel dzhinnov

Turkish - Cinlerin Efendisi

If you would like a signed copy  (English edition only), email me at:

Irvingk1945 at gmail dot com

Ramadan Kareem :)

Ya Haqq!


Gospodar demona – Master of the Jinn in Croatia

June 26, 2009

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Alhamdulillah! Praise God! Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel has been translated and published in Croatia, under the title Gospodar demona.

The publishers, Zagrebacka Naklada, have used the same beautiful cover, which in some form now graces all six languages in which Master of the Jinn appears: English, Russian (Povelitelʹ dzhinnov), Turkish (CinlerinEfendisi ), Indonesian (Sang Raja Jin), German (Meister der Jinn), and Croatian (Gospodar demona).

Click HERE to see the Croatian edition.

Ya Haqq!

NOTE: Master of the Jinn now has its own group page on Facebook. If you would like to join, here is the link :)


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