Jesus in the Eyes of the Sufis

The hermitage of Jesus Is the Sufi's table spread;

Take heed, O sick one,
Never forsake this doorway.

-- Rumi


"Jesus in the Eyes of the Sufis" Book Cover by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

translated by Terry Graham
and Leonard Lewisohn

First Edition 1983
Second Edition 1992

ISBN 0-933546-21-1


  Dr. Nurbakhsh has compiled in this work numerous passages from the writings of the Sufi masters that express their understanding and profound feeling for Jesus, representing an attitude that has existed amongst the Sufi for centuries.

The Sufis expressed profound reverence for Jesus, regarding him as a perfect master. Despite the hostility which developed between Christian and later Muslim societies, Mohammad regarded Jesus as a brother, and the Koran refers to Jesus with the highest of praise.

This book presents a wealth of stories and poetry about Jesus, many of which are new to Christian readers. The inner meanings of Christian symbols are revealed here as they appear in Sufi mystical writings. This book will be stimulating to Christians and Muslims alike.


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