Shems Friedlander, whose works "The Whirling Dervishes," "When You Hear Hoofbeats", and "Think of a Zebra" became instant classics, now offers us another jewel--unique in that it brings to light hitherto unpublished material on the sacred music and dance, or "sema" of the Mevlevi Dervishes.
This is the first English translation of works attributed to Abu Madyan, a seminal figure of Sufism in Muslim Spain and North Africa. The Arabic text accompanying the English translation also represents the first scholarly edition of these works in the original language.
Award-winning author, Edoardo Albert, brings this most extraordinary of Muslims to life for a new generation, demonstrating his enduring influence and importance for Islamic civilization and the wider world.
A timeless spiritual classic, this gripping and insightful autobiography of an Austrian journalist, who fully immersed himself in the life and faith of the Islamic world, permanently reorients the reader's view of the world.