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Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh (12/10/1926 – 10/10/2008), was the previous Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order. Dr. Nurbakhsh initiated the greatest renaissance of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order since the work of the founder, Shah Nimatullah Vali in the 15th century. His teachings have attracted a massive following from every race, ethos, creed and national origin, inspiring a way of loving-kindness and service to humankind according to the tenets of Sufism. What follows is a selection of his writings.

  • Chivalry

    Before Islam appeared, the tradition of chivalry (javanmardi) in the Middle East was maintained through the training of men to be chevaliers (javanmardan).
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  • Devotion

    Sufism is the school of divine ethics, and the master of the Path attempts to decorate the sufi's heart with divine attributes.
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  • Love and the Heart

    Listen to the heart and the tale it tells: How could he content with God complain? He speaks of submission and contentment, Not of possessing more or less. His every moment is full of joy, For at every instant he is with God.
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