By Shaikh Badruddin of Simawna
Commentary and translation by Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi
In Inspirations (Waridat), Shaikh Badruddin interpreted many essential concepts of Islamic theology in an original and personal way which seems strikingly meaningful today. Melamiyya, or the “path of blame,” is an approach to spiritual development within Islamic Sufism that avoids the appearance of piety and challenges the self-satisfaction of the ego.
This book includes extensive historical and introductory information revealing the significance of the path of blame as a method for transforming the hypocrisy of the ego and coming to sincerity. Chapters include: The Nature of Reality; The Human Being; The Reality of Muhammad; The Limitations of Physical Existence; Jesus Christ.
Shaikh Badruddin of Simawna (d. 1420) was a famous scholar and saint from the European region of the Ottoman realm. He inspired one of the first “people’s revolutions” in history.
Tosun Bayrak is a shaikh of the Helveti-Jerrahi order residing near the Jerrahi Order of America mosque in Spring Valley, New York. He is also the author of The Most Beautiful Names, and co-translator of Ibn Arabi’s What the Seeker Needs, both published by Threshold, as well as a number of other volumes of classics in the literature of Sufism.
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