Blog Talk Radio Interview on Master of the Jinn

June 25, 2008

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Alhamdulillah! The interview went well, I think :) The very kind and gracious Sister Hadayai, of the Blog Talk Radio series Baitul Salaam, interviewed me on Wednesday, June 25th about the Sufi path of Love and the novel Master of the Jinn, for the half hour show called Spiritually Inspired Literature.

Just click HERE to listen to the show. It will start as the page opens, after a commercial and a pause.

Note: The interview did run out before I finished reading an excerpt from Master of the Jinn, a Sufi story called The Judgment of God. If you would like to read the whole thing, click HERE.

Ya Haqq!


Heaven and Hell

October 26, 2007

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

It is more important to find out the truth about one’s self than to find out the truth of Heaven and Hell. - Hazrat Inayat Khan

What are Heaven and Hell? They are the results of action, speech and thought — they are *results* and not self-dependent. Every Hell and Heaven may be different, and the same condition can be Hell to one and Heaven to another. Therefore we cannot understand them until we understand the self — and not just the nafs, but the innermost being.

Sufis willingly surrender Heaven and Hell to God, considering it a joy when Allah is present even in the midst of Hell, and a loss when Allah is absent even in the bosom of Paradise.

- Commentary by Hazrat Samuel L. Lewis (Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti). From the Sufi Family Yahoo Newsgroup.

Note: This idea is part of the Sufi tale, The Judgment of God, which you can read by clicking the Sufi Novel tab at top, from Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel.

Ya Haqq!


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