Saturday, February 24, 2007

Under the shade of a Sufi: Shaykh Yacouba Sylla

[From the French language press]:

" A l'ombre d'un Soufi " est un livre-témoignage qui retrace le parcours spirituel du Cheikh Yacouba Sylla.

Son auteur, Ahmadou Yacouba Sylla, à travers cet ouvrage met en exergue la foi musulmane, voire soufiste de son père.

Reseau Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire - Mercredi 10 Janvier, 2007
“Under the shade of a Sufi” is a book-testimony which recalls the spiritual journey of the Shaykh Yacouba Sylla. Its author Ahmadou Yacouba Sylla through this work highlights the Moslem, Sufi faith of his father.

It is a biography of the great Shaykh Yacouba Sylla, follower of Hamallisme Sufism, and is, at the same time, an autobiography of the author himself and a book of history -colonial, post colonial and contemporary- of Ivory Coast and Africa.

From page 51: "One day of the year 1974, Yacouba Sylla was questioned by researchers and historians. He answered them: I am not a muqaddam… I do not have any other rank but that of a slave devoted and submitted to Shaykh Hamahoullah…"

"You want to know my life, my capacity? You will have them in the community of men and women of more than eleven nationality who live disciplined in an order which generated the Total Islamic Man".

Ahmadou Yacouba SyllaA l'ombre d'un SoufiEditions Valesse

1 comment:

Irving said...

a community of men and women to make a Total Islamic Man? What about a total Islamic woman?

Ya Haqq!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Under the shade of a Sufi: Shaykh Yacouba Sylla
[From the French language press]:

" A l'ombre d'un Soufi " est un livre-témoignage qui retrace le parcours spirituel du Cheikh Yacouba Sylla.

Son auteur, Ahmadou Yacouba Sylla, à travers cet ouvrage met en exergue la foi musulmane, voire soufiste de son père.

Reseau Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire - Mercredi 10 Janvier, 2007
“Under the shade of a Sufi” is a book-testimony which recalls the spiritual journey of the Shaykh Yacouba Sylla. Its author Ahmadou Yacouba Sylla through this work highlights the Moslem, Sufi faith of his father.

It is a biography of the great Shaykh Yacouba Sylla, follower of Hamallisme Sufism, and is, at the same time, an autobiography of the author himself and a book of history -colonial, post colonial and contemporary- of Ivory Coast and Africa.

From page 51: "One day of the year 1974, Yacouba Sylla was questioned by researchers and historians. He answered them: I am not a muqaddam… I do not have any other rank but that of a slave devoted and submitted to Shaykh Hamahoullah…"

"You want to know my life, my capacity? You will have them in the community of men and women of more than eleven nationality who live disciplined in an order which generated the Total Islamic Man".

Ahmadou Yacouba SyllaA l'ombre d'un SoufiEditions Valesse

1 comment:

Irving said...

a community of men and women to make a Total Islamic Man? What about a total Islamic woman?

Ya Haqq!