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Beauty and Light
Beauty and Light

Beauty and Light

Mystical Discourses by a Contemporary Female Sufi Master


192 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: July 2018

ISBN 9781941610060

Rights: WOR X UK

Fons Vitae (Jul 2018)

Price: $19.95


As a female Sufi teacher, Cemalnur Sargut commands a loyal and active worldwide following, especially in Turkey. Her career as a scholar and Sufi leader represents an important case study in the dynamics of contemporary global Sufism. This volume represents the first text in English translation that brings together some of her major discourses and teachings as presented to her students through the genre of oral discourses. More specifically, the discourses that form the core of this book were collected through oral interviews with Cemalnur conducted by her students as part of a weekly program aired on a national Turkish radio station. The original Turkish transcription on which this English translation is based is titled Dinle (Listen), and was published in 2012 by Nefes Press. Cemalnur has been actively training disciples and students in the teachings and practices of the Rifa'i Sufi order for the last forty years. While her oral and written discourses are widely available in Turkish, they have until now remained inaccessible to an English language audience.

Author Biography

Cemalnur Sargut is the Turkish leader of the Rifa'i Sufi order who occupies a special place in the intellectual and social landscape of contemporary Islam.