Jesus in the Eyes of the Sufis

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The hermitage of Jesus Is the Sufi’s table spread;
Take heed, O sick one, Never forsake this doorway.
— Rumi

The above quote is taken from Jesus in the Eyes of the Sufis by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order. I love this book for its evocation of peace and spiritual love that Jesus brought to the world.

“Dr. Nurbakhsh has compiled in this work numerous passages from the writings of the Sufi masters that express their understanding and profound feeling for Jesus, representing an attitude that has existed amongst the Sufi for centuries. The Sufis expressed profound reverence for Jesus, regarding him as a perfect master. Despite the hostility which developed between Christian and later Muslim societies, Mohammad regarded Jesus as a brother, and the Koran refers to Jesus with the highest of praise.

“This book presents a wealth of stories and poetry about Jesus, many of which are new to Christian readers. The inner meanings of Christian symbols are revealed here as they appear in Sufi mystical writings.”    (from the Nimatullahi website).

The book is available from Amazon.com

Ya Haqq!

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7 Responses to Jesus in the Eyes of the Sufis

  1. Baraka says:

    Salaam,

    Jazak Allah khair, I will add this to my list!

    Warmly,
    baraka

  2. Studio4 works…

    I am Karin, very interesting article that contained the information I was searching for in Google, thanks….

  3. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Baraka:
    Inshallah, you will find some benefit from it :)

    And Karin, thank you for stopping by. I hope it helps.

    Ya Haqq!

  4. Ismail Rad says:

    Ya Haqq brother Irving

    Tonight , Im very happy ;)

    Please visit my weblog , I put a Samaa music of Khaniqah-e Tehran.

    Ya Haqq

  5. Irving says:

    Alhamdulillah! What lovely music :) I am floating away.

  6. Koonj says:

    O Jesus is beautiful! And I love Mary too.
    Thank you for this.

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