This is a book that details the life of the renowned Sufi poet and saint Hazrat Sultan Bahu. It begins with an account of his father and moves on to his birth and to his time as a traveling teacher. And then 300 years later, to Faqir Nur Muhammad, who studied Bahu’s writings and taught them.
It is a book that while steeped in Islamic teachings, can be enjoyed by anyone seeking spiritual enlightenment. Bahu was not only a divine saint, his writings and poetry impart wisdom that any seeker of God can appreciate and learn from.
I really enjoyed all the stories the author narrates. They detail what we would call miracles as he visited and helped others. He lived an austere life, giving up riches and family life to travel and impart his wisdom. He healed the sick and his mere gaze could convert people to Islam.
It was interesting to see what constitutes a saint versus a prophet in this religion. I love learning new things and this book gave me new insight into the Muslim religion. The Asian history was also fascinating. We now read about these places on the news and in the book, they are full of tribes and kingdoms, rich in treasures.
I encourage anyone interested in Islam to read this book to better understand some of the teachings. It was a beautifully written tale!
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