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What is Sufism? From the Letters of Shaykh Mawlay ad Darqawi (audio CD) Shaykh Nuh Keller
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Publisher: Tariqa Tapes (2006)
Voice: Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller
Media: Audio CD
Total running time: 74 minutes, 40 seconds
Hear the words of the gnostic Shaykh Nuh Keller expounding on the 52nd letter of Mawlay ad Darqawi answering the question between the ruh (spirit) and the naafs (the self) and how to contain them. Opening the floor to questions and answers, this open session talk on the essence of Sufism and how it is firmly rooted in the Divine Law and love for the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), gives the seeker a taste of what it takes to become a traveller to the Divine.
About the speaker --
Shaykh Nuh Keller read philosophy and classical arabic at the University of Chicago and UCLA, and became Muslim in Cairo in 1977. He studied Shafi'I and Hanafi jurisprudence, hadith, and other subjects with traditional scholars in the Arab world, producing a number of translations and works in Islamic law and mysticism, including "Reliance of the Traveller" and Imam Nawawi's 'al-Maqasid.' He took the Shadhili tariqa in 1982 in Damascus from Shaykh 'Abd al-Rahman al-Shagouri, who authorized him as a shaykh of the path in 1996.
His spiritual lineage returns to the Prophet (pbuh) through 'Abdal-Qadir Jilani, Junayd, Abul Hasan al-Shadhili, and others. He has spoken on Islam and Sufism at Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, UCLA, and other institutions around the world. He writes and teaches in Amman, where he has lived with his wife for more than two decades. Many of his articles and lectures are available.