Mr. Niktab and a Bed for a Sufi

Darvish

Mr. NiktabSalaam and Greetings of Peace:

Many years ago, on one of Mr. Niktab’s annual visits to the US, he was staying at the New York khaniqah when one of the long time darvishes, who was also studying to become a Persian scholar, said that his parents wanted to meet the Shaykh, of whom they had heard so much about, and he was invited to visit their home in Conneticut. and have dinner with them. Mr. Niktab gladly accepted the invitation, and since it was a journey that would require them to stay overnight, they drove up in the early afternoon, arriving in just time for dinner.

The darvish’s parents lived in a lovely converted farmhouse, and were delighted to have such a venerable Sufi as Mr., Niktab, who was the Shaykh of Shaykhs and chief desciple of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order.  They prepared an excellent…

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