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    DescriptionThis insightful autobiographical account details one man's relationship with a spiritual master and how it led to a deep spiritual understanding of human life. The 96-year-old author, a respected British scholar, recounts the lessons learned from the Sufi sage, including the answers to profound questions such as "Do religions contradict one another? What is the spiritual significance of tears and laughter? How does the Divine play a part in such simple acts? Do civilizations embody spirituality?" and "How is the Quranic definition of the afterlife related to Sufism?" An appendix in memory of Dr. Lings includes tributes from Huston Smith and Wendell Berry, photos from Doctor Ling's, and excerpts from major obituaries.


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    Title
    Return to the Spirit
    Subtitle
    Questions and Answers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Lings
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781887752749
    ISBN 10: 1887752749
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    Abridged Dewey: 297
    DC22: 297
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL090000
    LC classification: BP
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    pho
    Publisher
    Fons Vitae,US
    Imprint name
    Fons Vitae,US
    Publication date
    31 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Kentucky
    Author Information
    Martin Lings is a former keeper of oriental manuscripts at the British Museum, a former professor of Shakespeare at Cairo University in Egypt, and the author of "Muhammad: His Life Based On the Earliest Sources."
    Review quote
    "A profound posthumous farewell letter, filled with poignant insights gleaned from a lifetime of devotion, contemplation and concern." --Hamza Yusuf