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For the Sufis, the healing of the sick is considered to be the most important of all services to humanity. For the first time in the West, the author presents the secret principles and practices of this divine science, based on the 800-year tradition of the Chishti Order. Among the many topics covered are dietary recommendations of the Prophet, the preparation of herbal formulas, healing with essential oils, illnesses arising at various stages of the soul's evolution, fasting and prayer, talismans, and the "infallible remedy."

A Fulbright Research Scholar, Hakim G.M. Chishti, N.D. studied traditional healing in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, and has twenty years of practical experience in Unani natural medicine. He is the author of The Book of Sufi Healing (Healing Arts Press, 1991).

  • Publisher: Inner Traditions (April 1, 1985)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780892813247

"The most authoritative work on the subject in the English language."

– Natural Health

". . . very illuminating. . . written by someone who stands in the genuine Sufi tradition, and can therefore speak with authority."

– Professor Annemarie Schimmel Harvard University

"The most authoritative book on the subject in the English language."

– EastWest

" . . . an easy read that demystifies the Sufi practice of divine healing."

– Muslim Views, January 2002

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