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The Little Book of Sufi Stories
Ancient Wisdom to Nourish the Heart
Neil Douglas-Klotz, Foreword by Maryam Mafi
ISBN: 9781571748294
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
$15.95
5 x 7
240 pages
June 1, 2018


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The stories in this book are drawn from the dozens that Douglas-Klotz has enjoyed telling in his seminars over the past 20 years. Most of them appear in works of the classical Sufis, such as Rumi, Attar, or S’adi. To preserve some of the in-person feeling and bring the language up to date, he has given them his own improvised turns.

“If you want to hear a good story but prefer to read it instead, then read Douglas-Klotz! He writes as if he’s sitting in your living room, invited over for afternoon tea to entertain you with some heart-pleasing, often humorous, yet soul-searching Sufi stories. His modernization of these old texts is gentle and mindful, yet unapologetic.” —Maryam Mafi from the Foreword

Neil Douglas-Klotz (Saadi Shakur Chishti), PhD, is a world-renowned scholar in religious studies, spirituality, and psychology. He directs the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning and for many years was co-chair of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion. Photo credit: William A. Mathieu
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Maryam Mafi was born and raised in Iran. She went to Tufts University in the US in 1977 where she studied sociology and literature. While reading for her master’s degree in international communications in American and Georgetown Universities she began translating Persian literature and has been doing so ever since. She lives in London.
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