Sufism, called the mystical dimension of Islam, is known for its inclusive nature, as well as its ethics of love and compassion. In India's syncretic culture, it has harmoniously embraced the Bhakti traditions of North India. Rana Safvi's In Search of the Divine delves into the fascinating roots of Sufism, with its emphasis on ihsan, iman and akhlaq. Safvi relies not only on textual sources but also on her own visits to dargahs across the country, and the conversations she has with devotees and pirs alike.
“Safvi plays to her strengths in this book too, examining Sufism from the point of view of history and Islam. However, what is special about this endeavour is that she weaves in elements of her personal faith, allowing her readers a glimpse of the person that she is.” - Scroll
Price: Rs. 599
Publisher: Hachette India