Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah

Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah

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This book takes the reader into the heart of the mystery of the 99 sacred Names of Allah. It is a vehicle for understanding the infinite nature of God, and for discovering the divine potential in every soul. It is also a comprehensive guidebook for progressing through the stages of the spiritual path and an instruction manual for teachers on how to work with students more wisely, as physicians of the heart. In the process of this voyage to discovery, the reader is systematically exposed to the universal mysticism encoded in the Qur’an and in the classical Sufi traditions, as well as to a modern psychological approach that works with the 99 Names to achieve individuation and wholeness. This astounding book is a nothing less than a mystical road map into the reality of the Only Being, to the One from whence all the 99 beautiful names of Allah spring, and to which they all point. The collaboration of these scholars and practitioners has yielded a truly profound work of deep spiritual value and psychological insight which should continue to serve the entire community of the "Jerusalem Trilogy" (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) for generations to come. -Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement What’s in a name? This book has the answer. Shining light on the semantic, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of the Quranic Names of God, the authors show how the Names are much more than theological abstractions. They are words of power, sovereign remedies for the ailing human heart. -Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, PhD, president of the Sufi Order International and founder of the Suluk Academy and Seven Pillars House of Wisdom The Source of Love promises humanity, “Call on me in longing and love through intoning My Most Beautiful Names and I will answer your call, far beyond your imagination.” O seeker, enter the mystical kingdom of the Divine Energies, called the Most Beautiful Names of Allah, by plunging into this remarkable sourcebook, which elucidates the ancient practice of contemplation and chanting of the Names of God, the swiftest path to union. The authors of the book have brought a great gift to the West in their extraordinary and monumental work which elucidates a new field of wisdom in the West. Use this book as a guide on your journey. -Fariha al Jerrahi, -Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Lineage

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988177826
Publisher: Sufi Ruhaniat International
Publication date: 07/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Wali Ali Meyer was the principal editor of “Physicians of the Heart” and the author chosen to put the conversation of the four authors into one voice. In 1963 he was named the college newspaper editor of the year for his editorial stance against racial segregation while the Editor of the University of Alabama newspaper. He received his M.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Vanderbilt University. He went in search of the reality behind the words and became a student of the Sufi Master Samuel L. Lewis of San Francisco, lived with him as his assistant and esoteric secretary, and was initiated as a Sheikh by him in 1970.

Since that time he has edited for publication a number of Murshid Samuel Lewis works including “The Jerusalem Trilogy”, and written articles for books and publications including a chapter on the history of the Sufi lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan in California in “A Pearl in Wine,” an anthology on this Sufi teacher who was the first to bring Sufism to the Western World more than 100 years ago. Wali Ali is the head of the Esoteric School of the Sufi Ruhaniat International, the Spiritual Director of Khankah SAM in San Francisco, and teaches Sufism in workshops and seminars around the world.

Imam Bilal Hyde has pursued traditional Sufism for 30 years. He studied in Om Durman, Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia. Medina and Mecca. He was trained as an imam in Mecca and Medinah. He teaches Quranic recitation and serves as Imam for Naqshbandi, Chisti, Mevlevi and Jerrahi Sufi Orders. Imam Bilal has served as the imam at San Quentin State Prison. He teaches classes on the inner meanings of the Qur'an throughout the United States, and lives in Albany, California with his wife and daughters.

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