Salaam and Greetings of Peace:
The hermitage of Jesus Is the Sufi’s table spread;
Take heed, O sick one, Never forsake this doorway.
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