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The Book of Muinuddin Chishti

The Book of Muinuddin Chishti

Mehru Jaffer
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The Book of Muinuddin Chishti introduces this ‘conqueror of conquerors’, revealing the life and teachings of a great saint who chose not to battle over God but to practise the love of God. Through the use of historical records and creative imagination, Mehru Jaffer brings to life the story of a human being who became a saint and the development of Chishti Sufism in India, examining the most important dynamic in the understanding of a phenomenon like Sufism: tension between the outsider’s point of view and the insider’s vision.Muinuddin Chishti spent his life reminding us that hidden behind the paraphernalia of rituals of all the diverse religions of the world is love and curiosity for the creator. The Book of Muinuddin Chishti takes forward his message of how to remain humane in hostile times, balance the material with the spiritual, and reach out and cement the foundations of love and mysticism that ultimately unite all of humanity.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2006

ISBN: 9780143065180

Length : 168 Pages

MRP : ₹250

The Book of Muinuddin Chishti

Mehru Jaffer

The Book of Muinuddin Chishti introduces this ‘conqueror of conquerors’, revealing the life and teachings of a great saint who chose not to battle over God but to practise the love of God. Through the use of historical records and creative imagination, Mehru Jaffer brings to life the story of a human being who became a saint and the development of Chishti Sufism in India, examining the most important dynamic in the understanding of a phenomenon like Sufism: tension between the outsider’s point of view and the insider’s vision.Muinuddin Chishti spent his life reminding us that hidden behind the paraphernalia of rituals of all the diverse religions of the world is love and curiosity for the creator. The Book of Muinuddin Chishti takes forward his message of how to remain humane in hostile times, balance the material with the spiritual, and reach out and cement the foundations of love and mysticism that ultimately unite all of humanity.

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Mehru Jaffer

Mehru Jaffer was born and brought up in Lucknow, a certain space in India that is not just a city but a state of being. After graduating in English literature from Lucknow University, a career in journalism was launched with a job at the Pioneer newspaper. She continues to write and this is her first book.

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