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Forty Days The Diary of a Traditional Solitary Sufi Retreat

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ISBN-10: 159030053X

ISBN-13: 9781590300534

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michaela M. Ozelsel

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This is a woman's firsthand account of a Sufihalvet,a forty-day retreat conducted in complete isolation, along with strict fasting from sunrise to sundown. Voluntarily confined to a sparsely furnished room amid the bustle of Istanbul, Michaela Özelsel will occupy her time with reading the Qur'an and works of Rumi and Ibn 'Arabi, and with praying and practicing the powerful Sufi exercise known aszhikr,the rhythmic repetition of names of God or other sacred formulas, accompanied by movements of the head or body.In intimate detail Dr. Özelsel shares her experiences as she strives to attain true "Islam" in its meaning of surrender or unconditional acceptance of the will of God. Her daily…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English