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Author QuotedMartin Lings
Title QuotedMoslem saint of the twentieth century : Shaikh Ahmad al-'Alawi : his spiritual heritage and legacy
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/04/24
ImprintLondon : Allen & Unwin. [1961]
QuotationOn the other hand I was able to give what I felt was a very enthusiastic review to your admirable book on Ahmad Al-'Alawi [A Moslem Saint of the Twentieth Century, 1961]. I am glad of this opportunity to express my thanks. The book was an inspiration to me and I often think of this great man with veneration. He was so perfectly right in his spirituality. Certainly a great saint and a man full of the Holy Spirit. May God be praised for having given us one such, in a time when we need many saints. I hope that in a few days I will have some offprints and will send you a couple.
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 454
Letter toMartin Lings
Link to Merton's Copy 52087 

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