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Clearly presented for Western readers, here is an inspirational introduction to the religion of Islam, as it is interpreted by its Sufi masters. Representing traditional Islamic beliefs, the Sufis have been persecuted in recent decades in countries where fanatical Islamic fundamentalism has taken hold. However, the Sufis see themselves as the authentic voice of Islam, which they interpret as an open-minded, big-hearted, all-embracing spiritual path. While fundamentalists interpret Muhammed's concept of "Jihad," or Holy War as a call to wage a bloody crusade against infidels, the Sufis understand the "jihad" as a personal battle to overcome one's ego and surrender to the goodness of Allah. This book-and-card set shows seekers how to transform their everyday lives into an adventure of spiritual awakening. Each of 32 cards presents an inspirational Islamic saying, while the beautifully color-illustrated book offers a series of commentaries to explain each saying. Contemplation on the commentaries provides readers with new insights into their personal lives and offers opportunities for spiritual enrichment.