Harmonizing Sufi teachings and Western culture
Sufi Mysticism into the West: Life and Leadership of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s Brothers 1927-1967
Through telling the story of brothers and followers of Indian Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan, this book shows how Sufism can harmonize Eastern and Western culture. The process of such harmonization is fairly complex and raises very fundamental questions both about Eastern values in Western society and of Sufism in the West.
At the same time, the book offers perspectives on leadership succession, pertaining to tensions between eastern and western culture and history, social discontinuity, the problem of hierarchy versus democracy, and the relationship between mysticism and psycho-spiritual development.