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Author QuotedMartin Lings
Title QuotedMoslem saint of the twentieth century : Shaikh Ahmad al-'Alawi : his spiritual heritage and legacy
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/10/02
ImprintLondon : Allen & Unwin. [1961]
QuotationYesterday afternoon I finished a remarkable book [Martin Lings, A Moslem Saint of the Twentieth Century, 1961] - the biography of Shaikh Ahmad al'Alawi, who died in Algeria in 1934. One of the greatest religious figures of this century, a perfect example of the Sufi tradition in all its fullness and energy. This is one book that I want to read again. The excerpts from his writings are most impressive and I know I have not begun to appreciate their content.
JournalDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 20-21
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