The Way of Illumination inspires the reader with its Sufi philosophy, cast in a modern and universal form, on the purpose of life, the inner side of life in conjunction with life in the world. It sheds light on the essence of our nature, being of Divine origin. Hints are given as to what and how the Sufi way, with the help of a spiritual guide, can contribute to one's spiritual and religious development.
This is the first volume of the Indian edition of all the works intended for publication of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the great Sufi mystic who lectured and taught in the western world from 1910 until his passing away in 1927. The volume contains four parts: The way of Illumination; The Inner Life; The Soul, whence and whither?; The Purpose of life.
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.