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 serving as United Nations International civil servant, based in Egypt.
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.
I can’t wait to read this book. This looks so amazing.
Fawad khan –
This looks mysterious. we want to learn more about the author 🙂 When we can buy it please hurry
I believe that there has been a lack of books discussing topics such as sufism therefore I am very intrigued and thoroughly awaiting the launch of this book to see how it tackles the matter!
Angelina Park –
I just completed the book shared by my friend Saira. What a magnificent book. I had tears in my eyes all the way long such heart touching story. Saira you just nailed it. I am pretty sure one day you will be the best author for this century. Kudos to you.
John Wallace –
My reviews about the book are just one. MUST READ
Soon it will be a movie script. I can’t believe how beautifully the author has touched on sensitive areas of Sufism. I loved it. Highly recommended
Mateo Francesco –
A must read, absolutely fascinating. A suspense thriller, now I have to wait for Part 2; that’s really hard
Fatma Nadir –
I don’t have words simply to praise the author, such a deep spiritual experience that has touched my soul. Would it be possible to reach out to the author? or any social media account where we can follow her?
Yousif Mustafa –
– It’s realy a master piece of art, in which I wandered between history, geography, and tourist attractions, but the peak of enjoyment was thst following spiritual journey of Mario. That journey which may represents struggle of any one of us when taking it seriously .
– As I continued travelling between pages, I kept my eyes on Mario, while my heart was with Henery thinking where, how and when I’ll meet him again , I imagined different scenarios including that kind man around Rumi’s Dareeh , but unfortunately the kind man was Aladdin Tur , till the author surprised or may be shocked us all by the CEO. As considering myself as a part of this story – not only a reader – I wish if he was Aladdin Tur instead of that CEO – I think he deserved a better return !!!
– I continued reading and couldn’t close the book until I finished it during a night and part of a day , as each line pulled you to the next one, and each page pushed you to the next one . What made it easier and more interesting is that I was reading the book from within as a part of its characters, rather than just a reader.
– I stopped at this quote of Mawalana ” Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it ” I do believe that saying is a cream of the cream, and I wish if it’s on the cover as a secondary or sub title.
– Finally, may I ask the author a little favour , just if allowed me to dedicate this book to the soul of my spiritual father, Maulana Abdullah Azraq Tayba – who passed away 2 years ago – He was a shining star in the sky of Sufism, reflecting the lights of his sheikh, Maulana Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani, may his soul rest in peace .
Ronaldo Hugo –
What a lovely novel. I mean it was so interesting that I felt each and every character; I think the author is a very deep person. Well done
Aditya Rai –
I follow Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz in India and I am seriously convinced by the beauty of the novel and flow of the story by author. I request the author to also write a book on our great Sufi – Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz soon. My salam and lot of praise from Delhi, India Saira ji.
Ghada El Tayeb –
As for those who strive for Us, We will definitely guide them to Our paths and (then surely you will see that) Allah is with the doers of good. (Qur’an 29:69) .
Sufism is called the way of the Heart to discover Allah, When the heart is clean, the inner spiritual senses come alive to balance the outer senses, yes Saira you reflected the real life of a Sufi person who travels from test to compensation until he drained he is heart from anything except the love of Allah through your unique novel you learn us a vital concept in Sufi life to accept hardship and difficulty without complaint, to be free from ego-based needs , to be thankful to God (Shukur ), do Tawkle , to be grateful for every things and lastly as Mario realized Sufism is a way of life .
Iliya Desislav –
OMG I love every single moment of the book. Dear author your hands are magical. Loads of love from Bulgaria
Frederic J. –
What a classy novel. Very genuine thoughts and in-depth message.