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Inner Aspects of Faith
Inner Aspects of Faith
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Details:  Inner Aspects of Faith,
*[A5] Paperback - 151 pages,
by Shah Shahidullah Faridi,
Published by A.S.Noordeen, Malaysia.



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Inner Aspects of Faith, is a collection of discourses by the eminent Sufi Saint of English origin, Shah Shahidullah Faridi, may Allah have mercy upon his soul, who was from the aristocratic Lennard  family of England. He was drawn towards Sufism after reading the famous 'Unveiling of the Veiled' ... better known as 'Kashful Mahjub'  written by Shaykh Sayyad 'Ali Uthman al-Hujweri, (Hadrat Data Ganj Baksh) May Allah Almighty sanctify his sceret, and thereafter went out into the world in search of a qualified and perfect Shaykh (spiritual guide), whom he found to be Hadrat Mawlana Sayyad Muhammad Zawqi Shah, rahmatullahi 'alayh, from India. The spiritual master was from Chishti-Sabiri tariqah (spiritual order).




Table of Contents:


---Introduction.

---Belief in God,
---The Institution of the Sunnah and Hadith,
---The Meaning of Tasawwuf,
---Bai'at, (Oath of Allegiance),
---The Spiritual Psychology of Islam,
---Real Faith,
---Remembrance,
---Free-Will, Pre-Determination and Self-revelation,
---Grades of Being.


---Glossary.
---Index.





About the Author : Shah Shahidullah Faridi (né John Gilbert Lennard) (1915–1978) was a notable Muslim who was of British descent born to a Christian family. He embraced Islam after reading "Kashf al-Mahjub" the classical treatise on Sufism written by Hazrat Ali ibn Uthman al-Hujwiri. Though having been born and raised in a wealthy English family he left his home in search of a Sufi shaikh. In India, he eventually met the Chishti Sabri shaykh, Mawlana Sayyad Muhammad Zauqi Shah and pledged allegiance to him.


At forty years of age, the responsibilities of spiritual succession (Janasheen) were entrusted to him. He lived in Karachi for about thirty years until he died on Ramdhan 17th in 1978. He was well-known among the local population as a dedicated servant to the common people, and he died in relative obscurity except in the Sufi community in Pakistan. His followers built a moseluem (mazar) to honor his burial site which is located at Sakhi Hassan in Karachi.


The mazar area also has a mosque and a graveyard in the complex. His work has attracted the attention recently of another English Muslim convert, Dr. Timothy Winter, a.k.a. Abdal Hakim Murad. Hazrat Shahidullah was fluent in many languages and his discourses appealed to various ethnic groups across Pakistan. Though the number of his followers are in the few hundreds they come from all four provinces of Pakistan. His successor is Hazrat Siraj Ali who continues the Sabri Chishti lineage in Karachi. His brother, who had also read Kashf al-Mahjub and had accompanied him in his worldwide spiritual quest, also became a Muslim and followed Sufism.


Shah Shahidullah Faridi was a renowned writer on spiritual matters, and was regarded as having great clarity and insight.




*Dimensions:  21.5 x 14cm.

Some shelf wear to covers.




 

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 23 February, 2013.