“Absolutely mesmerizing, this book is filled with historical characters, legends and sweeping action set in the Golden Age of Sufis in Moghul India. The novel recreates the life and times of one of the most venerated saints of Punjab. I found the historical information quite interesting and it blends well. For me this era and region was unfamiliar, so learning the details of wars, the struggles for various thrones and even the landscape was a worthwhile experience. It is interesting to learn more about the life of Shah Jahan, the strong leader whose love for his wife resulted in the building of the Taj Mahal. Real life characters Sultan Bahu and his parents are wonderfully described and portrayed. The minor characters from emperors to the poor farmers, help define Sultan Bahu as he plays a role in their life’s journey. The author has masterfully blended historical elements with the tenets of Sufism to create a dramatic novel, and this one will have you turning pages in eager anticipation.”
—Akram, Amazon reviewer
Compulsively readable masterpiece
“In my opinion this mystical novel is an inspiring gift for those who courageously seek the ultimate truth. It truly captures the extraordinary life of a sain(Sultan Bahu) as never before, ultimately leading us closer to understanding the divine nature and the human soul. Beneath this compelling story lies an ocean of spiritual wisdom about finding God within one’s own heart. In short this is a compulsively readable masterpiece.”
—Pure Joy, amazon review
“This book is a must read! It is written eloquently and reader is transported back to the time of the revered saint, Hazrat Sultan Bahu, while at the same time taking the reader on a journey going forward to spiritual enlightenment. It gives colourful insight into the parents of Hazrat Sultan Bahu as well as the historical context in which the saint lived in. Similar to the previous book (Sufi Light) of the author has a unique style that appeals to all ages. Well done!”
—Mobasheer, Amazon review
SUFI PRAYER AND LOVE REVIEWS
“This is a fascinating, lucid, and illuminating book that merits repeated study and reflection – a profound journey into the heart of Sufism that educates and inspires. It is truly a spiritual classic and beautifully manifests ‘The Hidden treasure.’
This book is a tool for examining our own prayer lives. Author Dr. Javid stresses that in prayer we should cultivate an attribute of faith, openness, attention and reverence, because God can be found only in the desert of surrender.
The author provides a wealth of details on prayer and love and the foundation of faith, all based exclusively on his own personal experiences. The narrative is mesmerizing and the divine light radiates through the book.”
—Akram, book reviewer.
“This book is very insightful, the deep heartfelt sentiment is there regarding the reverence and thankfulness one must have in order to prepare and approach in prayer. Muslims have the beautiful example of the prayer called Salat given to them by God, as a standard practice, and it is the most beautiful standard.
Those who are touched by the wisdom of God, have a very definite understanding of the mysteries of prayer. According to author, praying to God is based upon the conviction that God is omnipotent in power, present everywhere, and willing to listen to our sincere petitions. This is all that we should have in mind when praying.
This masterpiece is the finest study on prayer and love in Sufism. The author describes with analytical depth and clarity how central prayer and love is in Islamic tradition. Undoubtedly prayer forms the most fundamental and deeply rewarding aspect of our relationship with our creator. The author strikes a chord with this profound book full of yearning and wonder about prayer and love.”
—Pure Joy, book reviewer.
“This book is a treasure chest of spiritual jewels. It provides an overview of the practical Sufism – the mystical branch of Islam. It is deep and rich and filled with phrases that makes you stop and ponder and contemplate the wonders of prayer and divine love. The chapter on prayer and love are pure gold. This book speaks to all those who yearn for a closer intimacy with God, a richer inner life, and a spiritual repertoire of practices that gives life depth and meaning.
Seekers of truth can soar to unimaginable spiritual heights on the wings of prayer and love. In this book the author never ceases to amaze by his writing to bring Sufi literature alive for seekers in a way that one is transformed after engagement with this knowledge.”
—Cyrus, book reviewer.