The Sublime Truths of the Shadhili Path :
*[A5] Hardback with Dustjacket - 176 pages,
by Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti,
Notes by Shaykh 'Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Ghumari,
Translated by Khalid Williams,
Published by Visions of Reality.
Back in Stock September 2021
The oustanding hadith master and Sufi, Imam al-Suyuti, may Allah be pleased with him, writes in this brilliant work explaining the Sufi path :
''The one who is in awe of Allah is better than the one who loves Him,
and the one who loves Him is better than the one who relies on Him,
and the one who relies on Him is better than the one who fears Him,
and the one who fears Him is better than the one who has hope in Him.
These are some of the attributes of the gnostics.'' ---page 32.
'' The science of tasawwuf or Sufism is one of the traditional Islamic sciences; it like other Islamic sciences has its basis in the Qur'an and the Sunna of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Towards the end of his life in the famous hadith of Jibril, the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, defined Islam, Iman and Ihsan after having been asked by the Angel Jibril.
Despite orientalist and reformist salafist protestations - the schools of 'aqida, the schools of fiqh, and the schools of tasawwuf developed around the same time, all within the bounds of traditional Sunni orthodoxy. The term 'Sufi was known by, approved by and used by scholars like the mujtahid Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah be pleased with him.
No area of Islam has been vehemently attacked by the reformist movements as tasawwuf has, therefore it is a great pleasure to present this work by one of the most prolific intellectual geniuses of the Ummah, who authored nearly a thousand works with many still in print over five centuries after his death. Imam al-Suyuti, may Allah be pleased with him, was a Sufi and an adherent of the Shadhili Tariqa, a fact that not many people may have been aware of. The translation of Imam Suyuti's work Shadhili Tariqa into English brings to Western audiences a magnificent book which illustrates, through the pen of a master, what tasawwuf and the Shadhili Path are about.''---Extracted from the Publisher's Notes.
Table of Contents :
---Biography of Imam al-Suyuti,
---Biography of Shaykh al-Ghumari,
---Chapter [I]. The Science of Sufism is based on Hadiths and Traditions,
---Chapter [II]. Concerning the Doctrine of 'Union with God' and Proof of its Falsity,
---Chapter [III]. Concerning the Doctrine of Indwelling and it's Falsity, and a Rebuttal of those who espouse it.
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*Dimensions : 22.2 x 14.3cm