Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in Arabic

Zackaria Moursi left his body on May 14, 2018.

Around the year 2008, at the end of a short visit to Auroville, he received an Adesh, an inner command (and in this case also the outer command) of what he ultimately understood to be a kind of fulfillment of his life's purpose: to translate Sri Aurobindo and Mother's works into Arabic. He returned to the US to live in the Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham Ashram, and devoted his time to Ashram work and to this translation work, including the development of this website which serves as a vehicle of outreach into the Arab and Islamic world. The translation work continued to develop and led to the publication of three books as well as numerous essays and articles.

Throughout this time, he continuously grappled with ways to reach the Islamic psyche in a non-threatening way, inviting Muslim readers to perceive the possibility of a spirituality that grows naturally out of the Islamic faith into a wider Light. In Zack's words, "The reason I have left Egypt to spend my remaining years in an ashram dedicated to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother is that I find this ashram to be, for me, the most suitable place to deepen, in and around myself, that solid peace...the peace on which, in the long run, a divine life can be established on earth."