For the first time after more than 80 years the beautiful poetry of the young Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) is becoming available again. It mostly stems from his life period in his native India before going to the West in 1910. The English rendering is typical of the outgoing Victorian age. But even today its devotional nature and blossoming description seems to be apt to the riich flowering of the Urdu original. This edition draw the attention to the exceptionally beautiful frontispiece. It has been reproduced for this edition from a reare copy of the 1915 edition with the original signature of the author to which the latter has added "khaaki-i-pai-Sufiyaan": he the outstanding Sufi of modern times presenting himself as no more than dust at the feet of Sufi's.
About the Author(s)
The author, Hazrat Sufi Inayat Khan (Baroda, 1882 - Delhi 1927) was a famous musician in his young years. Later he left for the West in order to spread the Sufi message of love, harmony, and beauty. He preached Sufism not as an orthodox sect, but as a forward-looking world message of interreligious brotherhood. He founded many Sufi centres in the West, where the message is spreading now. At home, in India, the Sufi message has got an inspiring centre at the Dargah of the Master himself, located near the tomb of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, New Delhi.