The Unveiling of Love

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  • Author: Shaykh Muzaffer Ozak
  • ISBN: 9781879708150

The Unveiling of Love: Sufism and the Remembrance of God
Tosun Bayrak Al-Jerrahi (Foreword), Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak (Author), Muhtar Holland (Translator)

"An all-around introduction to Sufism as taught by a modern master...The reader gets a feeling for the way Sufi instruction has been carried on through the centuries."
- Annemarie Schimmel, author of I Am Wind, You Are Fire
 
The Unveiling of Love is the inspired work of an enlightened master of Islam. Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak was the renowned spiritual leader of the Halveti-Jerrahi Order of Dervishes in Istanbul and in the U.S., as well as other countries in the West.
 
For the dervish, passionate and ecstatic adoration for the Divine Beloved illuminates both the heart and the mind. With the help of poems, traditional teaching stories and brief passages from the Quran, Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak unveils the meaning of spiritual affection and explores the relationship of lover and beloved.
 
Expressly written for a Western audience, The Unveiling of Love presents valuable guidance for those with long experience in Islam and for those who are encountering Sufism and the meaning of spiritual love for the first time.
 
The author's preface in this new edition includes material never previously available in English. In it, Sheikh Muzaffer recounts some of his enraptured first encounters with American seekers.

SHAYKH MUZAFFER OZAK

Shaykh Muzaffer Ozak al-Jerrahi was born in 1916. (d 1985) He was educated by a succession of wise and learned teachers who instructed him in all branches of the Islamic tradition. He became Muezzin and eventually Imam to many of the mosques of Istanbul. He later retired from the office of the Imam and preached the Friday prayers at a mosque near the famous Istanbul book market, where he owned a shop specializing in rare and antique books. He was a prolific author in the Turkish language. For twenty years, he was the Shaykh of the Halveti-Jerrahi Order.


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