“This practical book presents the inner depths of Sufi teachings in a way that is directly relevant to our constant efforts to reach for happiness.”—Professor Komaruddin Hidayat, Islamic scholar and bestselling author of Life’s Journey
“When we peer inside our souls and still cannot find happiness, we must dig even deeper. This book is like a whetstone that sharpens our abilities to uncover true happiness from within.”—Gobind Vashdev, spiritual teacher and bestselling author of Happiness Inside
“. . . mercy and compassion lie at the heart of the religious quest and this message is vitally important in our dangerously polarized world.”—Karen Armstrong, author of the bestselling books, Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time, Islam: A Short History, A History of God and Fields of Blood
“Islam, the Faith of Love and Happiness offers an antidote . . . by presenting the heart of Islam, the extent to which Islam, the Qur’an and Muhammad offer a message of love and happiness.”—John L. Esposito, Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
Through touching stories, humorous anecdotes, and profound insights into the spiritual realm that draw on sacred Islamic teachings, Dr. Haidar Bagir shines a brilliant light into the darkness that all too often overwhelms us. Consisting of twenty-nine short, inspirational chapters, this work will take you on a spiritual quest to overcome the maladies of your soul and help you experience true happiness.
Haidar Bagir is an influential Islamic scholar and spiritual master based in Indonesia. He earned his MA from Harvard University and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Indonesia. He has been listed among the 500 Most Influential Muslims by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre for several years in a row. He has written a number of popular books, his most recent being Learning to Live from Rumi.