Draw us closer focuses on the life, teachings and prayers of
Hazrat Inayat Khan. The title of the book is taken from one of his prayers. Inayat Khan's
prayers show a consistency and cover some of his main themes like mastery,
faith, sincerity, and optimism. With a
biography of the Indian master and chapters on the forms, aspects and effectiveness
of prayer, the God-ideal, equanimity and the Unity of Religious Ideals, drawn
from Inayat Khan's lectures, and detailed background to his five main prayers, Draw us closer offers an introduction to
the art of praying in general and Inayat Khan's prayers in particular.
As Draw us closer draws on a wealth of
teachings from different lectures and books, this book may serve as an
introduction for both the beginning and more advanced students on the path to
the teachings of the Indian Sufi master who in 1910 brought Sufism to the West
and made it universal and open for all creeds.
commentaries to the prayers are written with a special focus on practical use,
with examples of how separate lines can be used as modern mantras to meditate
upon and to face the innumerable issues that confront us every day, from the
aspect of forgiving to a healthy self-worth as an antidote to the pandemic
diseases of our demanding society.