Sufi Encounters by Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri and Muneera Haeri

Sharing the Wisdom of Enlightened Sufis

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale Date: September 2018
Price US: $25.95 CAN: $27.95
ISBN: 9781786781857
Watkins Publishing

An unparalleled exploration of Sufism (the mystical strand of Islam) as it is practised around the world, describing meetings with today’s enlightened teachers and giving inspiring translations of the great Sufi masters of the past. Ultimately, this book acts as a guide to the Sufi path and offers wise insight into the meaning and purpose of life.

A compelling view of Sufi history together with vivid personal remembrances of living mystics. This is an inspiring and at the same time beautifully subtle book, with light-filled insights on every page.” – Saadi Shakur Chishti, author of The Sufi Book of Life The Sufi path described in this book leads the seeker past ordinary states of consciousness towards a new experience of infinitude that is the source of the universe. In this stage there is no duality or otherness, but instead infinitude, the Original Oneness, from which all dualities and attributes emanate. The book is at once an autobiography, a didactic treatise and a literary opus full of wonderful translations of the words of earlier Sufis, as well as the author’s own poetry. It describes Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri’s life quest to connect today’s world with classical times, especially through his meetings with enlightened Sufis all over the globe. Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri also addresses profound Sufi teachings concerning the nature of humankind, the cosmos and God, using clear and simple language to address difficult doctrinal issues as only a master who has digested fully such knowledge could do. The book also reveals much about the present-day Islamic world where, despite the tragedies that are to be seen everywhere, tradition and spirituality survive. This is a metaphysical and spiritual guide to the Sufi path that ultimately offers insight into the meaning and purpose of life.


Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri is a revered spiritual master and teacher who for over 30 years has guided students from all over the world on the path of Sufism. His approach emphasizes practical, actionable knowledge that leads to self-transformation, and provides a natural bridge between seemingly different Eastern and Western approaches to spirituality. He is the author of more than 30 books on Islam, the Quran and Sufism.

Muneera Haeri is the author of The Chishtis, A Living Light and has a special interest in the history of Sufism.