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Excerpt from Mystics and Saints of IslamIt is a custom in some quarters to represent Mohammadan mysticism as merely a late importation into Islam, and an altogether alien element in it. But however much later Islamic mysticism may have derived from Christian, Neo-platonic, and Buddhist sources, there is little doubt that the roots of mysticism are to be found in the Koran itself. The following verse is an instance: "God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. His light is like a niche in which is a lamp, the lamp encased in glass - the glass as it were a glistening star. From a blessed tree is it lighted, the olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would well nigh shine out even though fire touched it not! It is light upon light!" (Koran Sura 24)Indeed it seems strange to accord the title of "a practical mystic" to Cromwell and to deny it to Mohammad, whose proclivity for religious meditation was so strong that the Arabs used to say "Muhammad is in love with his Maker, and whose sense of the terror of the Lord" was so intense that it turned his hair prematurely white. Many of the reported sayings of the Early Companions of Muhammad show that they shared this terror. "Verily, you shall see hell, you shall see it with the eye of certainty" says the Koran, and they thought it very probable.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at
Download Mystics and Saints of Islam (Classic Reprint) epub
ISBN: 1440092931
ISBN13: 978-1440092930
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Philosophy
Author: Claud Field
Language: English
Publisher: Forgotten Books (February 10, 2017)
Pages: 230 pages
ePUB size: 1546 kb
FB2 size: 1333 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 324
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Claud Field's presentation of this topic is handled sensitively and with due acknowledgement that orthodox Islam doesn't necessarily embrace those in its midst who experience ecstasy and oneness with God. Field's portrayal of Mansur's last remarks as he's being brutally hacked to death by his Islamic brothers brings tears to one's eyes, and yet joy arises in the heart to see a true saint as a living embodiment of love and forgiveness for those who are killing him.
I use much of Field's work in my own manuscript, "The Eternal Religion: Glimpses of Divine Glory," because of its clarity.
Mystics and Saints of Islam gives you an understanding of some of the important individuals within Islam. You can learn about how these mystics and saints shaped the religion.
I really liked this book. in fact I was looking for such a book that discusses mystics for my children. Mysticism is the ultimate form of religion where there is direct connection between the creation and its Creator. It helps one respect all religions.

I would love to read more of such books.
The author should not use terms that do not apply in an Islamic context like theosophy and pantheistic. Sufi annihilate themselves in God not that they become God.
This is a load of crock!
The author tries to spread lies about Islam by acting like Sufi is Islam. First and foremost, Sufi is a sect of Islam and is viewed by the majority of Muslims as a false faith. Second the author claims Islam has saints, but their is no such concept in Islam!