Salam Brothers and Sisters,
I am pleased to announce that I was able to invite brother Robert Abdul Hayy Darr, a respected figure and a great scholar on sufism. Brother Robert Abdul Hayy Darr will be presenting Surah Yusuf.
Brother Robert Abdul Hayy Darr, is the author of several books on Sufism. He is a translator and interpreter of classic Islamic mystical texts. He was introduced to Sufism in the 1970s through the works of Idries Shah. By 1985 he left the Shah groups and began working in Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan and making overland trips inside Afghanistan. There he befriended a number of Sufis in the region including Khalilullah Khalili. Darr spent the next couple of decades studying traditional Sufism along with specialized disciplines such as abjad (Islamic numerology). From 1988 to 1998, he studied miniature painting with Afghanistan's great miniaturist, Homayon Etemadi (died 2007). For almost two decades he was the student of the late Afghan Sufi, Raz Mohammed Zaray (died October 2010). Since 1996, Darr has been the director of the Arques School Of Traditional Boatbuilding in Sausalito, California.
Brother Robert Abdul Hayy Darr currently reside in San Francisco Bay Area and conducts Halqa's regularly. Regarding the halqa and lessons from it, you can go to www.sufigarden.com and find all of the lessons of the last year. New lessons are posted every two weeks. You can also visit his website at www.spyoftheheart.com
Books written by Brother Robert Abdul Hayy Darr are listed below:
- THE SPY OF THE HEART.
- The Garden of Mystery. The Gulshani-i raz of Mahmud Shabistari.
- CLARIFICATIONS. Mystical Poetry of Rumi .
- QUATRAINS Khalili.
This meetup is a potluck . However you are not obligated to bring anything. Please arrive on time.
Inshallah see you all.