The Wildness

March 21, 2017

I live in the wildness, in the openhearted

The hawk circles, but the crows will not

have it, chasing away both predator and prey

 

I live in the earthboned land, rock

strewn, built into walls that welcome

as well as warn of boundaries

 

I live in the wildness of open sky,  

in the scent, touch, taste of

all that is, in the seeing beyond sight

 

I live in the wildness of your love,

who are hawk and crow, earthboned and

welcoming without walls or boundaries

Irving Karchmar © 2016


FREE EBOOKS for a WEEK Starting March 5th on Smashwords :)

March 5, 2017

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Smashwords is kicking off the eighth annual Read an Ebook Week promotion, and as a Smashwords author, I am participating by giving all my Ebooks away FREE for the week :)

At one minute past midnight Pacific time on March 5, 2017 the special Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion catalog goes live on the Smashwords home page.  Readers can browse the catalog and search by coupon code levels and categories.  After 11:59pm Pacific time on March 11, the catalog disappears.

The coupon codes only work at Smashwords, not at retailers served by Smashwords. And here they are!

Please enter the code prior to completing your checkout.

Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel – GE62U

El Maestro de los Jinn (Spanish Translation) – EW59K

Lessons in Love: Spiritual Exercises for Modern Life – TT98H

Love Songs to God: 30 Poems of Love and Longing – AS38Z

Puerto Diablo: A Tale of Good and Evil – RB39E

Master of the Jinn: Aaqa-e-jinnat آقائے جنات (Urdu) –  JX83T

 


Resist the Muslim Ban and Registry!

February 21, 2017

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

I created this Awareness Campaign for Human Rights because I am the son of Holocaust Survivors.  This inexpensive sticker is the same Star that Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Instead of Jude, it says Muslim. When the Muslim Ban starts, I will wear the star on clothing for my Muslim brothers and sisters around the world who fight for justice, equality, and religious freedom during the Nazi Trump regime! Get yours HERE.

Ya Haqq!

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Cinlerin Efendisi – The Turkish Translation of Master of the Jinn is now an EBOOK :)

February 18, 2017

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Cinlerin Efendisi, the Turkish translation of Master of the Jinn is now an Ebook :) To order a copy for only $3.82, click HERE. 

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Ey dervişler! Tanrı’yı zikretmek ruhun gıdasıdır. Yaralı gönüller için merhemdir. Zikir, ilk önce, geçmişle olan bağları gevşetir ve tedricen nefsin yükümlülüklerinden azat eder. Azar azar bencillik, şehvet ve düşmanlığın izlerini silmek suretiyle yükünüzü hafifletir ve yolculuğun hızlanmasını sağlar. Bu yüzden, ilk başta yaşayabileceğiniz korku ve ıstırap görmenizi zorlaştırsa da umutsuzluğa kapılmayın. Hakikat, karanlıkta parlayan bir ışık gibidir. Görmek için, yavaş yavaş kalp gözünün açılması gerekir.

Ya Haqq!


The Sufi Way of Chivalry

February 15, 2017

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Do good consistently to your mother and father. Visit your kin, do not see the faults of others, keep secret their wrongdoings, and advise them only when no one can hear. Pray for the sinners and pardon their wrongdoings. Feel the evil and terror of your ego, and the shame of going along with it. Show consideration to people with compassion, kindness and goodness […] Be modest before people of knowledge. Discern the truth in what you hear and accept it. Save your tongue from lies and slander […] Be sincere and pure in your actions. See what is good and beautiful in creation. Avoid those of an evil disposition and befriend the good. Leave your wants, and throw away the desire to be praised for your achievements.”

—— Imam Sulami (d. 11th C CE) Kitab al-Futuwwah.

Ya Haqq!


The Prophet (saw) On Women

February 9, 2017

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Women are not created weaker but more generous than men. They are created more beautiful and less fierce, as beauty hates to hurt and harm others. That is why they seem weak to people, but in reality they are not. Angels are the strongest of created beings, and women are closer to the angelic nature than men, as they are readier than men to carry angelic light. It is the good manners and ethics of spirituality which they carry which makes them less forceful than men.”    

– Prophet Muhammad (saw)

Ya Haqq!


Master of the Jinn, the Malayalam Translation – Jinnukalude Nadhan ജിന്നുകളുടെ നാഥന്‍

January 14, 2017

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Master of the Jinn has been translated into the Malayalam language of the Kerala State of India as Jinnukalude Nadhan – ജിന്നുകളുടെ നാഥന്‍, and published as an EBOOK by Google Play for $3.82. If you are one of the 54 million people who speak Malayalam, buy it HERE :)

Ya Haqq!

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