The life of a Sufi is a rapturous hagiography, in which the Sufi saint Sultan Bahu dazzles India with his spiritual radiance as he wins souls for Allah. The author blends the events of the time with the tenets of Sufism to create a dramatic novel that is also spiritual and introspective. A spellbinding tale of enlightenment, this wonderful book follows Sultan Bahu's life history and spiritual journey while showing us all how to connect with God in our hearts and minds.
Written in an extraordinarily unique and intriguing style, the Life of a Sufi portrays the true account of a saint who shares a great many parallels with Gautama Buddha. Following a man who gave away his wealth, land, and legacy in order to pursue an austere existence in search of the truth while teaching others the realization of God and special meditation techniques, the novel inspires readers everywhere to re-examine their own lives and their relationship to God.
Dr. Ahmad Javid is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Born in Pakistan and raised in a traditional religious and spiritual household, he has experienced the reality of Sufism from an early age. In fact, he is a twelfth-generation Sufi with ancestral lineage going back to Syed Muhammad Al Hussaini Gisudiraz, the famous saint of Decan, who was descendant of Imam Hussain (may God be pleased with him), son of Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib (may God be pleased with him), the fourth caliph of Islam, leading to the fountainhead of all spirituality, Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). He received his medical degree from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1973. He is Diplomat in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, and the University College Dublin, Ireland. He spent seventeen years in Iran where he 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, where he served as a chief resident as well. He has been invested with khirqa (cloak) in the Sarwari Qaderi order. He is the author of 'Sufi light: the secret of meditation' and 'The Spirit of a Sultan,' 'Sufi Prayer and Love,' all of them are available on Amazon.com.