Cortland, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2013
For anyone who has fallen in love with the works of Persian poet Hafiz, Dr. Javid’s new book “Sufi Light: The Secret of Meditation” may come as a welcome accompaniment. Like the works of Hafiz, “Sufi Light” contemplates the themes of faith, love and the divine.
There is no such thing as a Christian, a Hindu, or a Muslim. The labels are simply so broad that they are meaningless. A Texas Baptist, a Kashmiri Shaivist, and a Sufi from a small village in Pakistan might have more in common with each other than does the latter with the Taliban currently occupying his village and targeting Sufis.
Well acquainted with this world of differences, the author presents a manual for Sufi meditation that is laced with charming autobiographical accounts of his spiritual experiences. So this volume offers not only a portrait of the development of a Sufi mind, but of how that mind found refuge from the world of differences by meditation on the word Allah.
Living in the ‘divine presence’ has become the aim for many. “The main objective of this new book,” says Javid, “is to explore the secrets of human and divine love, their relationship, and their interaction through meditation on the personal Name of God, Allah. Such meditation is a portal to draw upon and receive the ever-shining light and a means to live in this divine presence.”
These pages then instruct how to take awareness to its source and how to better understand the Sufis among us.
Dr. Ahmad Javid, Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics, was born in Pakistan, a twelfth-generation Sufi. He received his medical degree from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan. He is a diplomat in Pediatrics from the Royal College of physicians and surgeons, Glasgow, and University College Dublin, Ireland. He spent seventeen years in Iran and extensively studied Sufi literature and poetry. He came to the United States in 1993 and finished residency training in Pediatrics from Columbia University, New York. He has been invested with the khirqa (cloak) of the Sarwari Qaderi order of Sufis.