"One of the outstanding books I always keep at handĀca good guide for the confused like me. These 99 doors lead to a palace."
--Elif Shafak, author of The Forty Rules of Love
"Written simply, tenderly and with great wisdom."
--Charlotte Kasl, author of If the Buddha Dated
"[Douglas-Klotzís] intriguing insights, meditation tips and, above all,
his inclusive spirit should appeal to readers within many religious
"It is a real joy to read a contemporary Sufi book that is ALIVE.... With warmth, wisdom, humor and common sense The Sufi Book of Life
makes accessible the Sufi path of inner transformation. This valuable
book brings alive an ancient tradition of mystical love that is much
needed today. Here is practical guidance for any spiritual traveler,
pathways to help us uncover the real wonder of our divine nature."
--Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, author Sufism, the Transformation of the Heart.
"A teacher once told me, 'You want to be wise too quickly. Take small
sips.' This book reminds us of the small-sip practice of inner
patience. Slow down. Open at random once a day. Read three pages. Wait
for insight. Breathe."
--Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi
"At the present time understanding Islam and familiarizing oneself with
the treasure of the Qur'an are becoming important pursuit in the
western societies. There are few books written by western writers and
scholars seeking to familiarize the reader with the treasure of Islam
as a way of life. This book is one of them."
--Nahid Angha, Ph. D., Co-Director, International Association of Sufism
"This Olympian book illustrates fundamental historical and contemporary
Sufi teachings, which can be traced through religious, mystical,
psychological and poetical channels, offering the reader the
exceptional privilege of experiencing human and spiritual values of all
devotional cultures. Neil Douglas-Klotz, the highly inspired creator of
this priceless documentation, has accomplished the great task of
drawing esoteric wonders into our daily lives, so that honest seekers
on the path of truth may discover the magic jewels which are spread
--Hidayat Inayat-Khan, son of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir and spiritual director of the Sufi Movement International