Photo: Malak Jân Nemati (or Malek Jân Nemati). She was born in 1906 in Jeyhounabad, a village in Iranian Kurdistan. Also known as Sheikh Jâni and Saint Jani, she was a charismatic figure and a mystical writer and poet in Kurdish and Persian language. She was the daughter of Hajj Nematollah and the sister of Ostad Elahi. There are few written sources about her life. Some elements can be found in the words of her brother Ostad Elahi whom she was very close to. A biography in French was published on the occasion of the centennial of her birth, including the translation of some of her poems and sayings.
'The reign of the imperious self results in a loss of spiritual yearning.'
(Malak Jân Nemati)
'Angels Unveiled, A Sufi Perspective'
by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani (Author), Tonette Sazonoff (Illustrator), Sachiko Murata (Preface)
The traditional Islamic universe is replete with angels who perform various functions according to God's command, and the Qur'an and Hadith speak often of angels and their roles. At a time when interest in angels is again aroused in the West, this book - which speaks with traditional authority and clarity - is a welcome and happy addition to the discussion!