Inspired by the Author’s personal search for the Divine, Life of a Sufi novel is centred on the idea that Sufism may be best described as Islamic mysticism or asceticism, which through belief and practice, helps attain closeness to God by way of direct personal experience of deity.
The process of taking a concept and turning it into a book is challenging, but the experience is internally demanding and fulfilling and the reader will find a joyous moment of participation in this process.
Saira Ahmed was born in Pakistan to a bureaucratic family, and had her primary school education from Vichy, France. She studied Environmental science and sustainability in Australia, International relations in Kazakhstan, and holds an MBA degree from Islamabad. She has vast experience in programmatic humanitarian, gender and disaster risk management work.
She worked with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) supporting the Member states in the economic development as Communication Specialist and also for National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Government of Pakistan. Saira for two years was the face (anchor woman and editor) of the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV World), the English national news channel of Pakistan. Nowadays she is working in an international Organization.
When she is not writing, Saira spends most of her time reading, cooking, decorating home, travelling the world, and catching her favourite Broadway shows. She is fond of jewellery designing and has a passion for selecting pearls and stones from across the world. She loves music and is fond of orchestral classics. Since childhood Saira stand out for her fierce ideas and strong self-motivation to make a difference in her life and for others around her. She is married to an Italian diplomat.
Life of a Sufi is her first book, inspired by her personal search of the Divine.
Devoted to charitable causes, she is a member of numerous diplomatic associations and her search of divine still continues.