In this book, we retrace the spiritual journeys of three Sufi mystic masters (Sheikh al-Junaid, Hazrat Bayazid Bistami and Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani) whose teachings continue to inspire and guide us. We discover how the devout Sufi masters traveled on their spiritual paths. We uncover anecdotes from their lives which picturesquely illustrate their teachings. We read about the Sufi experience of God which reinforces our belief in the afterlife and deepens our faith. We feel inspired to learn from the great spiritual masters and infuse their teachings in our life.
While many books are dry historical biographies, other books embellish the legends so much that the reader ends up being skeptical at the fantastical stories. In this book we seek to stay true to the facts, while learning about the spiritual experiences of the Sufis as narrated in their autobiographical works, and in the accounts of their students and contemporaries.
It is said that even the slightest acquaintance with the great masters brought great merit to people. We hope that the time you spend in reading a book such as this would be a blessed period for you. In those few hours that you spend reading, you would be able to step away from everyday problems and your heart can dwell in peace while you read the message of hope and happiness that the Sufis have left for us.