Fons Vitae

Beauty and Light: Mystical Discourses by a Contemporary Female Sufi Master

Cemalnur Sargut




Cemalnur Sargut, one of the Turkish leaders of the Rifa’i Sufi order, occupies a special place in the intellectual and social landscape of contemporary Islam. This volume represents the first text in English translation that brings together some of Cemalnur's major discourses and teachings as presented to her students through the genre of oral discourses. More specifically, the discourses that form the core of this book were collected through oral interviews with Cemalnur conducted by her students as part of a weekly program aired on a national Turkish radio station.