The Lamp of Love: Journeying with the Sabri Brothers

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Religion - 147 pages
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The Lamp of Love: Journeying with the Sabri Brothers recounts the journey of an Australian Sufi woman whose devotion to the powerful and ecstatic music of Pakistan's legendary qawwals (Sufi singers), the Sabri Brothers, drew her from the tranquility of the Australian countryside to settle in the midst of overpopulated Karachi, so that she could immerse herself more deeply in the Sufi tradition.

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User Review  - Tariq Mahmood - Goodreads

Sabri brothers were always my favourites, with their catchy tunes of 'chalo madinay chalien' and the ultimate 'tajdare haram'. This book is a unique and exquisite insight into the lives of this very ... Read full review


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Amatullah Armstrong Chishti trained as an art teacher and ran her own art restoration business in Sydney, Australia. She also travelled to Japan, Russia, England, France, Tahiti, Easter Island, Chile, and Brazil.
Amatullah's spiritual quest began in the early 1980s when she undertook a 5000 km bicycle journey from Paris, through France, Corsica and Sardinia to Tunisia in North Africa. She encountered Islam during this journey and formally embraced Islam in 1984 in the Algerian Sahara Desert.
She subsequently entered the Sufi Path and was initiated into the Sufi tariqa. The author then returned to university in Australia and was awarded a Postgraduate degree in 1997. Her thesis was entitled 'The Artist Transformed: Sufi Views on the Development of the Self and Art'. Between 1991 and 1995 she also wrote and published four books on her personal experience within Sufism and Islam.
A spiritual traveller connected to the Chishti Silsila, she left Australia in 1998 and is now working with Mehmood Sabri to transmit the Sufi message in Pakistan and abroad.

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