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Classical Islam & the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition
Classical Islam & the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition
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Details:  Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition,
*[A5+] Large Paperback - 737 pages,
by Shaykh Hisham Kabbani,
Published by Islamic Supreme C.A.

Back in Stock October 2018,


Description :

The life stories of this renowned Sufi order's Golden Chain of forty saints, connected through a distinguished spiritual lineage to Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, are narrated here in rare accounts of their miracles and training, giving fresh inspiration and guidance for today's turbulent world.Considered one of the most distinguished schools of Islamic spirituality, the Naqshbandi Sufi Order has a long and illustrious history reaching back to the first days of Islam.

Led by the Shaykhs of the Golden Chain — inheritors of the spiritual knowledge of the Prophets and Saints — the Naqshbandi Order has always played a central, pivotal role in the life of the Muslim world and has survived the turmoil and tribulations of the past century to remain one of the few authentic mystical traditions maintaining a living link with its ancient past.

Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition is the most detailed and authentic book ever written about a Sufi order in English. Providing a comprehensive history of the Naqshbandi Order, the author Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, one of the most respected teachers of Islamic spirituality in the world today, traces the lives of its foremost teachers from Prophet Muhammad, Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam, to the present. Their life stories are intimately woven with landmark events of history, from the time of the Prophet Muhammad, Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam’s, Companions to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the re-emergence of Islam in the former Soviet Union.

Furthermore this book details the fundamental principles of the Sufi Path and the primary teachings of the Naqshbandi Order, exploring the doctrines and practices whose goal is nothing less than bringing humankind to its highest potential as the viceregent of God.

The outcome of extensive research, this book is based on the experiences of a traditional Sufi Shaykh over many years. Bringing to bear his voluminous knowledge of Islamic jurisprudence, and combining it with superlative storytelling, Shaykh Kabbani provides the Western reader with a sumptuous spiritual feast – one that can be returned to again, not only for its comprehensive information, but for inspiration and guidance in today’s turbulent world. This major volume contains over 700 pages.

Table of Contents :

---Gallery of Saints,

---About the Author,
---Publishers Notes,
------Transliteration Table.
Introduction to the Spiritual Path,
---The Naqshbandi Sufi Way,
------The First Spiritual Inheritors of the Prophet, ﷺ,
------The Imam of the Naqshbandi Way : Shah Bahauddin Naqshband,
---Searching for the True Inheritor of the Secret of the Prophet, ﷺ,
------The Shaykh,
------Importance of Finding a Shaykh,
------The Need for a Living Guide,
------Qualifications of a Master,
---------A Scholar in the Obligations of the Religion,
---------A Knower,
---------Having Authorisation,
------The Signs of Mastery,
---------Initiation of Women,
---------Initiation of Children,
---------Initiation with the Caliphs,
------Conduct of the Disciple with the Shaykh,
---------Internal Conduct of the Disciple,
---------External Conduct of the Disciple,
---------Conduct with Fellow Disciples,
------Remembrance of God,
------Mention of Dhikr in the Qur'an,
------Mention of Dhikr in the Sunnah,
------Imams and Scholars Opinions Regarding Dhikr,
------Types of Dhikr,
---------Loud Dhikr,
---------Silent Dhikr,
------Stages of Dhikr and Its Fulfillment,
---------Explanation of Seclusion by Shaykh Abd'Allah ad-Daghestani,
---The Principles and Transmission of the Naqshbandi Order,
------The Uwaysi Transmission of Spiritual Knowledge,
------Shaykh Abd'Allah ad-Daghestani's Vision of Uways al-Qarani.
History of the Saints of the Golden Chain,
---Spiritual Tree of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Path,
---Spiritual Tree of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Path & Other Paths,

---[1]. The Messenger of God, Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abd Allah, ﷺ,
------His Seclusion,
------The Night Journey and Ascension,
------The Prophet's, ﷺ, Migration,
------Chronology of the Prophet's, ﷺ, Years in Madinah,
---------Year One,
---------Year Two,
---------Year Three,
---------Year Four,
---------Year Five,
---------Year Six,
---------Year Seven,
---------Year Eight,
---------Year Nine,
---------Year Ten,
---------Year Eleven,
------Description of the Holy Prophet's, ﷺ, Features,
------The Clothes of the Holy Prophet, ﷺ,
------The Miracles of the Holy Prophet, ﷺ,
------The Sayings of the Holy Prophet, ﷺ,
------The Holy Prophet's, ﷺ, Passing from this World.

---[2]. Abu Bakr as-Siddiq,
------Tradition of Intercession,
------From His Sayings.

---[3]. Salman al-Farsi,
------From His Sayings,
------From His Passing.

---[4]. Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr,
------One of His Miracles.

---[5]. Jafar as-Sadiq,
------From His Sayings.

---[6]. Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bistami,  
------From His Sayings.

---[7]. Abu'l Hasan al-Kharqani,   
------From His Sayings.

---[8]. Abu Ali al-Farmadi,  

---[9]. Abu Yaqub Yusuf al-Hamadani,
------From His Miracles.

---[10]. Abul Abbas al-Khidr, alayhi salam,

---[11]. Abd al-Khaliq al-Ghujdawani,   
------From His Miracles,
------The Principles of the Naqshbasndi Way,
---------Concious Breathing,
---------Watch Your Step,
---------Journey Homeward,
---------Solitude in the Crowd,
---------Essential Remembrance,
------His Death and Sucession.

---[12]. Arif ar-Riwakri,
------From His Sayings.

---[13]. Khwaja Mahmud al-Injir al-Faghnawi,   
------The Acceptability of Loud Dhikr.

---[14]. Ali ar-Ramitani,
------From His Many Sayings,
------More Concerning Loud Dhikr.

---[15]. Muhammad Baba as-Samasi,
------From His Sayings,
---------On Ascension.

---[16]. Sayyid Amir Kulal,

---[17]. Bahauddin Shah Naqshband,
------Questioning by Prophet Moses, peace be upon him,
------The Beginning of His Guidance & the Guidance of His Beginning,
------On his Progress and Struggle on the Way,
------On Loud and Silent Dhikr,
------On Subsequent Shaykhs,
------After Wearing the Cloak,
------The Miracles of His Sayings and the Difference among Imams,
------Travelling on the Path,
------On Spiritual Training, Stations and Poverty,
------On Proper Manners with One's Shaykh,
------On Intention,
------On the Duties of the Saints,
------On Loud and Silent Dhikr,
------Awareness of Time,
------Awareness of Numbers,
------Awareness of the Heart,
------The Meaning of the Community of Muhammad, ﷺ,
------On Reaching the Divine Presence,
------On Hidden Polytheism,
------On the Naqshbandi Way,
------His Attitude Towards Food,
------His Miracles and Generosity,
------His State Upon Leaving this World,

---[18]. Alauddin al-Attar,
------From the Light of His Sayings,
-------Levels of Annihilation,
-------Proper Conduct,
-------On Visiting Graves,
-------The Best Dhikr,
-------Protecting the Heart,
-------Love of the Shaykh,

---[19]. Yaqub al-Charkhi,
------A Scholar of Saints and a Saint of Scholars.

---[20]. Ubayd Allah al-Ahrar,
------The Beginning of his State and the State of his Beginning,
------The Superiority of Service and Conduct,
------From His Miraculous Knowledge of the Glorious Qur'an,
------The Meaning of Siddiq,
------Essential Remembrance,
------The Conduct of the Shaykh and Disciple,
------On Connection with the Shaykh (rabitah),
------About His Own Station,
------His Passing.

---[21]. Muhammad az-Zahid,   

---[22]. Darwish Muhammad,   

---[23]. Muhammad Khwaja al-Amkanaki,   

---[24]. Muhammad al-Baqi Billah,

---[25]. Ahmad al-Faruqi as-Sirhindi,
------Predictions of His Advent,
------The Seeking of the King and the King of Seeking,
---------His Vision and Ascension,
---------On His Destiny.
---------His Wonders,
---------From His Books.

---[26]. Muhammad Masum,
------From His Miracles.

---[27]. Muhammad Sayfuddin,

---[28]. Nur Muhammad al-Badawani,

---[29]. Shamsuddin Habib-Allah,
------About Creation,
------His State upon Leaving this World.

---[30]. Abd Allah ad-Dahlawi [Shah Ghulam Ali],
------The Words of His Perfection & the Perfection of His Words,
------His Visions,
------From His Miracles.

---[31]. Khalid al-Baghdadi,
------Working with Rulers,
------His Esteem among Scholars,
------On Humility,
------On Watchfulness (Muraqabah),
------His Passing.

---[32]. Isma'il ash-Shirwani,
------From His Sayings,
------From His Miraculous Powers,
------His Passing and Succession.

---[33]. Khas Muhammad ash-Shirwani,
------From His Sayings,
------His Miracles.

---[34]. Muhammad el-Effendi Al-Yaraghi,
------From His Sayings,
------From His Miracles,
------His Defense of Religious Freedom.

---[35]. Jamaluddin al-Ghumuqi al-Husayni,
------From His Teachings,
------From His Miracles.

---[36]. Abu Ahmad as-Sughuri,
------From His Sayings,
------From His Miraculous Power,
------His Defense of Religious Freedom.

---[37]. Abu Muhammad al-Madani,
------From His Miracles,
------His Struggle.

---[38]. Sharafuddin ad-Daghestani,
------From His Miracles,
---------On the Station of the Heart,
------Shah Naqshband's Disclosure Concerning Shaykh Sharafuddin.

---[39]. Abd Allah al-Faiz ad-Daghestani,
------Speaking of Himself,
------His First Seclusion and Spiritual Training,
------His Ascension,
------Shaykh Abd Allah's Total Surrender,
------A Meeting with Gurdjieff,
------His States and Discourses after His Second Seclusion,
------Selected Discourses,
---------Five Stations of the Heart,
---------Nine Points,
---------If You Enter, Do Not Back Out,
---------The Determination of 'Men' Can Root Out Mountains,
---------There is no Rest in Religion,
------Shaykh Sharafuddin's Will,
---------Our First Training.
---------A Miraculous Operation,
---------On Destiny.
------Saint of the Scholars,
------A Meeting with John Bennett,
------His Passing from this Life,
------His Predictions.

---[40]. Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani,
------His Early Success in the Spread of Naqshbandi Teachings,
------His Early Travels to Spread the Light of God,
------His Sclusions,
---------Seclusion in Madinah,
------From His Miracles,
---------My Fathers Death,
---------Being Present on Hajj,
------From His Sayings,
---------Sufism (Tasawwuf),
---------Oneness of Being (Wahdat al-Wujud),
---------Divine Names and Attributes,
---------Distinction of the Creator from the Created,
---------The Pre-Eminence of Human Beings Over All Creation,
---------The Light of Faith: Informed Reason in the Heart,
---------The Golden Chain Conveys the Legacy of All Sufi Chains,
---------The Power of Shahada and Surat al-Fatiha,
---------The Greatness of God in His Creation,
---------Man's Caliphate,
---------Ignorance is without Limits,
---------The Sources of Ibn Arabi's Knowledge,
---------Revering the Divine Secret of Creation,
---------The Followers and the Master,
---------Discernment is Through Seclusion,
---------Grandshykh's Seclusion in Madinah,
---------Today's Spiritual Illnesses,
---------The Advent of Al-Mahdi, 'alayhi salam,
---------Silence and Enquiry,
---------Following the Qur'an and Traditions without A Spiritual Guide,
---------Looking without Learning is a Capital Offense,
---------Divine Attributes are Signposts of the Essence,
------His World Travels,
---------Western Europe,
---------Middle East,
---------Sri Lanka,
---------South Africa,
---------Russia and the Caucasus,
---------Uzbekistan and Central Asia,
---------North America,
---------On the World Stage,
------Modernity and Globalisation,
------Grandshaykh's Predictions Concerning Shaykh Nazim,
------His Followers.

---Burial Places of the Masters of ihe Golden Chain.

Academic Research on the Naqshbandiyya Haqqaniyya Order
---The Scientific Observation of Spirituality.

---Harvard University,
------The Haqqaniyya,
------The Charisma of the Shaykh,
------The Structure of the Order,
------The Structure of the Organisation in the United States,
------The Political Message.

---University of Birmingham,
------Description of the Project,
------Methodolgy/Study Design,
------Academic and Policy Implications,
------Focuses of Research.

---Howard University,
------Literature Review,
------Theoretical Framework,
------Research Design,
------Results and Discussion,
------Summary of Findings.

---University of Berne,
------A Living Sufi Saint,
------Introduction to the Study,
------Spiritual Methodology of the Order in Historical Context,
---------Current Scholarship,
---------Other Sources of Data,
------Historical Outline and Development of Spiritual Methodology,
------Principles of Transmission and Uwaysi Initiation,
------Conformity to Shariah,
---------Shariah: The Path of the Prophet and the Perfection of Prophethood,
------Absolute Transcendence and the End in the Beginning,
------Adab, or Proper Conduct,
------Conduct with One's Shaykh,
------Suhbah, or the Gathering with the Saints,
------Rabitah, Binding one's Heart with the Shaykh,
------Visualising the Shaykh - Tasawwur i Shaykh,
------Meeting with Shaykh Hisham Kabbani,
------Interview with Shaykh Hisham Kabbani,
------Association with Shaykh Nazim,
------Second Association with Shaykh Nazim,
------Another Association with Shaykh Nazim,
------Association with Shaykh Hisham Kabbani,
------The New Tajalliyyat,
------Attraction through love,
------Diagnosis : Bayah and Beyond,
------Treatment and Healing,
------Treatment and Application,
------Training the Murid in the Relativism of All Knowledge,
------Overcoming the Ego and Levels of Sainthood,
------The Six Realities of the Saints,
------Tawajjuh, or the Spiritual Transmission of the Shaykh,
------On the Reality of Suhbah.

---English Glossary
---English/Arabic Glossary
---Islamic Months and Holy Days,
---Index of Qur'anic Verses,
---Index of Hadith,
---Main Index,
---Index or Numbers,
---Index of Places.


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