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Bawa Muhaiyaddeen was a Sufi Muslim saint from the island of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. He gained a reputation early on as a holy man, and many people from all faiths on the island would come to receive his teachings.

In the early 1970s, he came to the United States and settled in Philadelphia. There, he continued to teach a universal understanding of all religions.

In the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution when the US hostage crisis arose in 1980, Time magazine interviewed him to gain a Muslim perspective on the situation. He was later interviewed in Psychology Today and several newspapers, sharing a wisdom and sense of unity that transcended religious sectarianism.

Bawa Muhaiyaddeen wrote extensively on spiritual practices and religious harmony. He also wrote poetry.

(By the way, isn't that a great photo of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen? There is something so otherworldly and clear in his gaze...)

Poems by Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

Recommended Books: Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

A Book of God's Love Song of Muhammad Come to the Secret Garden: Sufi Tales of Wisdom Asma'Ul-Husna: The 99 Beautiful Names of Allah A Mystical Journey
The Triple Flame: The Inner Secrets of Sufism Islam & World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi To Die Before Death: The Sufi Way of Life Songs of God's Grace

Related Links

A Tamil Muslim Saint: Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

A good brief biography of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen online.

The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship

Several discourses by Bawa Muhaiyaddeen available online. Various articles on Sufism.
Bawa Muhaiyaddeen