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Thu, May 6, 2021


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7:00pm
'The Lover: A Sufi Mystery' Book Discussion  (Public Programs)

MUSLIM JOURNEY BOOK DISCUSSION with Author Laury Silvers

'The Lover: A Sufi Mystery'

Zaytuna just wants to be left alone to her ascetic practices and nurse her dark view of the world. But when an impoverished servant girl she barely knows comes and begs her to bring some justice to the death of a local boy, she is forced to face the suffering of the most vulnerable in Baghdad and the emotional and mystical legacy of her mother, a famed ecstatic whose love for God eclipsed everything. The Lover is a historically sensitive mystery that introduces us to the world of medieval Baghdad and the lives of the great Sufi mystics, washerwomen, Hadith scholars, tavern owners, slaves, corpsewashers, police, and children indentured to serve in the homes of the wealthy. It asks what it means to have family when you have nearly no one left, what it takes to love and be loved by those who have stuck by you, and how one can come to love God and everything He's done to you.
Register in advance for this book discussion:
https://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/7318726

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Location: Online
Price: free
Sponsor: public
Contact: Muslim Studies Program
email pic muslimst@msu.edu