Agenda to Change our Condition,
*[A5] Paperback - 92 pages, [2013 Edition]
by Hamza Yusuf and Zaid Shakir.
New - Expanded & Revised Edition.
Published by Sandala.
Back in Stock December 2020
:The Path to Taqwa : Agenda to Change Our Condition
is a concise treatise on the path to taqwa
(conscious awareness of our Lord). The Muslim tradition considers taqwa
primary reason for our existence and the means by which we are ensured
continued succor from our Creator. This classic volume elucidates a
simple yet effective means to transform our inner world through
spiritual struggle with the soul.
Topics covered include :
* Taqwa: Its Definition and Its Benefits, Full contents (scroll down) below
* The Heart and its Treatment,
* Practical Steps to Change Our Condition,
* a series of exercises for achieving Taqwa as well as three new appendices.
. From the Introduction
: Islam is submission to reality. It is a recognition and an acceptance
of the way things really are, and not as they appear. Everything is in
submission to Allah, who is the Real (al-Haqq
). Only humankind and willful spirits (jinn
can rebel against our Creator. Over fourteen hundred years ago, this
path of islam was renewed to mark the entry into the last phase of human
experience on earth. It was renewed by the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
, as the final Prophet and the seal of all Allah’s Prophets, upon them be peace
He was its greatest sojourner, and he never deviated from its course.
His blessed footprints remain clear and unchanged for anyone desiring to
set out on that ancient Prophetic path.
First published in 1999, this expanded edition provides clear and
effective guidance for rectifying our state as conscientious and
productive Muslims. With an emphasis on Taqwa
(God-consciousness) and Ikhlas
Agenda To Change Our Condition is an indispensable handbook for all
Muslims striving for excellence in character and self-refinement.
Table of Contents
---Our current state,
---Inner and Outer Transformations,
---The Importance of Family.Chapter One
: Taqwa -
Its Definition and Its Benefits,
---Benefits of taqwa
: The Heart and its Treatment,
---Facilitating Action based upon True Knowledge,
---Enumeration of the Enormities,
---Recommendations for Reaching Sincerity.Chapter Three
: Practical Steps to Change Our Condition,
---The Five Pillars,
---Remembrance of Allah,
---Commanding Good and Forbidding Evil,
: Exercises for attaining Taqwa
---Exercise 1 : Guarding the Prayer,
---Exercise 2 : Guarding the Tongue,
---Exercise 3 : Guarding the Eyes,
---Exercise 4 : Guarding the Ears,
---Exercise 5 : Guarding the Stomach,
---Exercise 6 : Guarding the Private Parts,
---Exercise 7 : Guarding the Hands,
---Exercise 8 : Guarding the Feet.Chapter Five
: Civil Involvement : An Islamic Imperative,
---Historical Basis for Involvement,
---Position of Muslims and Contributions.Appendix A
Foundations of the Spiritual Path
---Sidi Ahmad Zarruq.Appendix B
The Counsel of Imam al-Nawawi
---Section Concerning the Arrival of Knowledge of Allah.Appendix C
The Counsel of Sidi Ahmad Zarruq
---Excerpts from the 'The Poor Mans Book of Assistance'
(Kitab al-i anah
---Excerpts from Sidi Ahmad Zarruq's 'The Principles'
: Practical exercises for your daily routine.
Dimensions : 23 x 15.3cm.