The unusual journey of Inge Haeri’s life has exposed her to the rich interior world of the human spirit and its wonders and delights, through Islam and Sufism. In the devotional tradition of the ‘Kashkool’ (Miscellanea), this book is a collection of personal experiences, readings, insight and commentary on the nature of healing the human spirit and keeping it in the best of conditions. Over her lifetime the author has had many encounters with living saints of the Sufi tradition and illuminated teachers from other esoteric traditions, each of which transmitted gifts, insights and blessings. Inge Haeri shares what has touched and influenced her.
ABOUT INGE HAERI
Inge Haeri nee Jacobsen left her birthplace of Copenhagen as a young woman to study in Wales where she met her husband Fadhlalla, and then found herself on a journey that has taken her to four continents. She had no idea then that her life would take her to Iraq, Lebanon, England, America and then South Africa. Along the way she learnt Arabic and studied Education and English literature. Her love for Sufi writings was fed by her time in Beirut where she first had access to her friends’ libraries. Born and raised a Lutheran, she believes she was always a Muslim at heart, since Muslim means ‘one who surrenders to God’.
For many years she assisted her husband in his writing projects, working quietly to help make available the essential and life-transforming teachings of Islam.
She has 3 daughters and one son and many more to whom she is ‘Mama Zainab’.