Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity and the Mystical Quest ~ Pir Zia Inayat-Khan


Saracen Chivalry explores the space between Arthurian romance and the ethics and spirituality of Sufism. Framed as a medieval treatise penned by a fabled African queen, the book articulates a vision of life centered on the virtues of wisdom, courage, temperance, and generosity, illustrating these virtues with scriptural verses, prophetic sayings, sage maxims, and traditional legends and lore.

From the Back Cover
Queen Belacane is dying. As a last act, she inscribes a book of counsels, or prince’s mirror, to guide her newborn son on his life’s path. The Queen’s counsels illuminate the way of futuwwa, a tradition of mystical chivalry traced to the Prophet Abraham. If the Prince would unite the chivalries of Christendom and Islam and attain the Cup Mixed with Camphor, he must fulfill the pillars of his faith, and uphold the universal virtues of wisdom, courage, temperance, and generosity.

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Biography Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, PhD, is an Anglo-Indian scholar and contemplative leader. He is president of the Sufi Order International and founder of Suluk Academy and Seven Pillars House of Wisdom. He lives with his wife and two children in rural upstate New York.

Interview with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

An interview with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan from the October 2008 Sufi Conference held on Asilomar Conference grounds.

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