Tale of the Jinn – Sequel to Master of the Jinn – Page One

March 7, 2011

“Verily, Satan has said, ‘By Your Honor and Grandeur, O Allah, my temptations will not depart from your servants as long as their souls are in their bodies.’ And the Lord said, ‘By My Honor and My Grandeur, never will I cease forgiving those who ask My forgiveness.’”
– A hadith of the Prophet (peace be unto him), recorded by Ahmad and al-Haakim

In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

O Lord, bestow on us Thy mercy, and provide for us a right course of action!  Praise be to God the Highest, who has revealed the mysteries to His intimates and the subtleties of the Way of Truth to His friends . He it is that brings the day in its glory and the night in its beauty, and brings dead hearts to life by the perception of His eternity.

I, Ishaq, named the scribe, am commanded by my Master to set forth the Jinn-i-Nama, this Book of the Jinn, to which, by the mercy of God, my companions and I have in part born witness.

Therefore, I have asked God’s blessing and resolved to tell the full tale, so that the eyes of the people may be opened and the truth of the Jinn and the Subtle Realm revealed. For verily an Age of Wonder is upon us, wherein the  two kindred, if they will, may know the love and mercy of God.

Thus, may Allah guide my pen, for by His will alone is the Truth revealed.

Ya Haqq!

Note: In two weeks, the next page of the Jinn-i-Nama, the Book of the Jinn, will be posted, the long awaited sequel to Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel.


There is Holiness

August 31, 2010

There is holiness in each of you
A spark unquenchable

Bursting into flame
At the mere mention

The hint, the possibility
Of love

Where are you flying
O hummingbird

Alight on the rose
Of my heart

Dip your beak, drink
Of love

The guiding principle
Of life

Evolution’s Cause
And goal

The Hidden treasure
Unveiled

The Creator, the One
the All

- Irving Karchmar,  © August 2010

Ya Haqq!


Book Notes, a Review – Master of the Jinn

August 13, 2010

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

New Review:

An intricate and excellent new review of Master of the Jinn has been added to its page on Amazon.com. You can read it in its entirety HERE.

Master of the Jinn in INDIA.

Alhamdulillah! Master of the Jinn will be published in India.

Ebooks:

Amazon.com has reported that it sold more Ebooks in 2010 than hardback books. I can see Ebooks also outselling paperbacks in the future, especially since the Kindle book reader has been discounted to $114.00. And Master of the Jinn has sold as many or more Kindle Ebooks than paperbacks in the last few months.

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ya Haqq!


What is left behind when we die

June 7, 2010

What is left behind when we die
but bone and dust

And kindness given and love
shared

From which other kindnesses
are born

And love expands from us
exponentially

Each death a gift of love
to the living

Life evolving in spirit as well
as matter

Which is as God intends
after all

- Irving Karchmar,  © June 2010


Everywhere I Look, You Are

November 13, 2009

O Beloved, everywhere I look, You are!
Every sound I hear is You!
Every touch, taste, scent, all You!

Every child’s face is You,
Every stranger, every friend
Of every nation, end to end.

Every sound echoes Your voice!
The wind stirs the trees and
The leaves sway to La Illaha ill Allah!

The sea waves Your name to the shore
The earth grows Your name in its bounty
The sky colors Your name in aching blue.

In all the worlds, everywhere
Without end, there is only You
The Merciful and Everlasting Friend.

- Irving Karchmar,  © July 2007

Ya Haqq!

Note: This poem was originally part of a longer post which you can read here.


A Lesson of Sultan Bahu

September 21, 2009

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

My Master taught me a lesson:
“Any moment you are negligent
in remembrance of God
is a moment spent in denial of God.”

- Sultan Bahu, from Death Before Dying — The Sufi Poems of Sultan Bahu, by Jamal J. Elias

Ya Haqq!


Book Notes – Master of the Jinn

February 22, 2009

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Alhamdulillah! (Praise God!) Sang Raja Jin, the Indonesian translation of Master of the Jinn, has sold out its third printing, thanks to the beautiful new cover, and will soon begin its fourth. It is well on its way to becoming a bestseller there :)

Meister der Jinn, the German translation of Master of the Jinn, is also selling well, and will soon be published in Ebook format, inshallah. You can already read a preview of it on the German Amazon’s Look Inside feature, and also on Google Books.

Master of the Jinn will be translated and published in Croatia in May, 2009. The title is Gospodar Duhova.

Note: I am also looking for book publishers to translate and publish Master of the Jinn in France, Italy, Spain, the Spanish speaking countries of South and Central America (Spanish translation has already been completed), as well as Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.

If you know of any book publisher or book editor that might be interested, please let me know by email at: Irvingk1945 at gmail dot com

Bless you for your help :)

EBOOKS Note: The New Kindle 2 Book Reader has just been released from Amazon. Master of the Jinn is one of the 230,000 plus books that can be read on the Kindle, so if you own one, please buy it (it’s only $3.99) and let me know how it reads.

Master of the Jinn is also on the Mobipocket Ebook site for $4.99, one of the least costly books there. I have purposefully lowered the prices on all the Ebooks so that anyone can afford to read them . And you can download the Mobipocket ebook reader on your PC and many electronic devices, including PDA phones, Blackberrys, and other book readers.

Ya Haqq!



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