William C. Chittick, born in 1943 in Milford, Connecticut, is a renowned scholar in Islamic thought, Sufism, Shi’ism, and Persian literature. His journey into Sufism began during his undergraduate studies when he studied Islamic history in Beirut. A lecture by Seyyed Hossein Nasr intensified his interest in Sufism, leading him to pursue graduate studies in Tehran. Under Nasr’s guidance, he obtained a doctoral degree in Persian language and literature. Chittick taught comparative religion at Aryamehr Technical University and joined the faculty of the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy. With his wife, Sachiko Murata, they returned to the United States before the Iranian revolution. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University, having authored and translated numerous books and articles on Islamic thought. Some of his notable works include “Divine Love,” “Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul,” and “The Self-Disclosure of God.” He continues his research in Sufism and Islamic philosophy while teaching various courses on Islam and religious studies.