Thursday, February 20, 2014

‘The Sufi of 30th Street’

New York Open Center welcomes Musa Muhaiyaddeen for three lectures in the coming four weeks on Sufism, the mystical belief system in Islam.

Sufis, according to F.E. Peters, one of my favorite professors in my university days, “prefer the knowledge that comes by inspiration, to the exclusion of that acquired by study. Again, they desire neither to study such learning nor to learn anything of what authors have written on the subject; to inspect neither their teachings nor their arguments. They maintain on the contrary that the ‘way’ consists in preferring spiritual combat, in getting rid of one’s faults, in breaking one’s ties and approaching God Most High through a single-minded spiritual effort. And every time those conditions are fulfilled, God for His part turns toward the heart of His servant and guarantees him an illumination by the lights of understanding.”

From the publicity:

Sufism, The Mystical Path
Presented by Musa Muhaiyaddeen

February 22
March 8
March 22
6 to 7:30 p.m.

22 East 30th Street
New York City

Free and Open to the Public

Musa Muhaiyaddeen
Musa Muhaiyaddeen is an extraordinary speaker, speaking spontaneously at every meeting. Many of those who have attended his talks feel as if he were speaking directly to them. He has a rare gift for making the teachings of Sufism accessible to Westerners. Musa speaks in a very grounded way, distilling esoteric concepts into useable and understandable language.

As Musa explains, Sufism goes beyond all languages, religions and cultural backgrounds. This is a path open to all seekers of the unseen, those striving to connect to their spiritual inner life, to give new meaning and direction that is easily put into practice.

You can hear many of Musa’s talks on his website. His latest book, The Elixir of Truth, is available through Amazon and will be available at The New York Open Center.

If you have any questions please call: (610) 334-0796.

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