Mingled Waters: Sufism and the Mystical Unity of Religions
by Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Preface by Sayyid Ahmad Shah Chishti Mawdudi
Mingled Waters: Sufism and the Mystical Unity of Religions gives an account of the deep ecumenism of Sufism as evidenced in a variety of historical, literary, intellectual, and spiritual convergences. Drawing on the Qur’an, prophetic traditions, classical Sufi sayings, traditional stories, and verses from Arabic, Persian, and Urdu divans, Mingled Waters examines the inner teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from the perspective of Sufi gnosis. In the rivers of all the world’s revealed traditions the same water flows, the water of divine revelation. Mingled Waters peers into a handful of its sparkling drops.
Reviews for Mingled Waters:
“This exquisite work extends our horizons and illuminates our souls.” – Shaykha Hayat Nur Artiran, author of Nun Kapısı and Ask Bir Davaya Benzer
“A timely, boldly inspirational, and panoramic depiction of the variety of the religious and mystical experience of mankind. Behind this variety lies Oneness that encompasses all religious manifestations and that connects all human hearts.” – Sara Sviri, author of The Taste of Hidden Things and The Sufi Anthology
“It is in the darkest hour of winter that spring starts stirring at the roots of trees. In this dark hour of hatred, fear, and division, Mingled Waters renews my hope in the power of love, courage, and cooperation.” – Brother David Steindl-Rast, author of The Way of Silence and Deeper Than Words