Thursday, December 01, 2005

Sufi Lighthouse Illuminated . . . Finally!

The Sufi Lighthouse: Illuminating Spiritual Abuse has FINALLY arrived. To those who have preordered, you will be contacted in the next few days to confirm your orders. Thank you for your patience and understanding this fall while we waited for the book to be printed.

To order the book, click on this link: ORDER SUFI LIGHTHOUSE

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sunyata said...

I wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog and compliment you on writing a book on a most important subject..spiritual charlatans. They are everywhere and those not in the mainstream must learn to be ever mindful. My experience came from a year with a 'holyman'. Most painful yet lesson filled. I have often wondered if I would remove this experience from my path because of the depth of the lessons. One of the worst things is the way it 'brands' the spirit with bitterness and fellow mistrust and these can be difficult to smooth.

Peace and Blessings to you :o)

Anonymous said...

What sunyata says is so true. Much gratitude to Anab for writing about the lessons and providing a path for transforming the experience into something positive.

Anonymous said...

Recently in an online discussion group, allegedly related to "sufism," there was a woman who posted about a charlatan sufi shaykh. When this shaykh's inappropriate behavior was questioned, his response was: "I'll tell them you're lying, and they will believe me" or words to that effect.

There are over 350 people in this online group. It was reported to me that not one person -- not one -- said a word in this group about this to her. Not even an "I'm sorry you had that experience. Is there anything we can do to help?"

This incident highlights how much denial there is in the "sufi" community about the abuses which are occurring in many tariqas by many so-called shaykhs.

'Abd allah ibn Mas'ud was once asked, "Who are the living dead?" and he replied, "Those who never command something good and never forbid something bad".

The Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said:

"If one of you sees something wrong, let him change it with his hand; if he cannot, then with his tongue; if he cannot, then with his heart and this is the weakest faith."

Change comes slowly, but change will come, insha'Allah.