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Saadi was a long-time student of the Murshid Moineddin Jablonski (d. 2001), the spiritual successor of Sufi Ahmed Murad Chishti. He was recognized as a teacher in the Sufi path in 1981 and a senior teacher in 1993. Under the name Saadi Shakur Chishti, he gives retreats internationally each year. In 1982, he co-founded the International Center for the Dances of Universal Peace. In 2003, he initiated the Ruhaniat European Summer School, a joint project with the main Ruhaniat teachers in Eruope (www.ruhaniateurope.org)
He currently lives in Fife, Scotland, where he directs the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning (www.eial.org). For eight years, he was the co-chair of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion. His books include Prayers of the Cosmos, Desert Wisdom, The Hidden Gospel, The Genesis Meditations, The Sufi Book of Life and The Tent of Abraham (with Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Sr. Joan Chittister). In 2004, he co-founded the Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace (www.mesp.org.uk).
"The passion play of personal crisis serves to create the human being anew, to move the soul a step closer to its spiritual purpose. Thus it has been, thus will it be. Let us start from our knees for a change, and pray that we become instruments of the divine compassion."--Murshid Moineddin Jablonski