Abd 'al-Qadir Jilani,
*[-A5] Paperback - 120 pages,
by Dilaver Gürer,
Translated into English by: Hanife Oz.
Published in Turkey.
Shaykh Abd al-Qadir Jilani, may Allah be pleased with him, a leading Sufi figure of the 12th century, has been touching the lives of people for centuries. As Dilaver Gürer describes, Shaykh Abd al-Qadir Jilani, may Allah be pleased with him, has always been elemental to Islamic culture, history and Islamic sciences through the order he founded, the Qadiriyyah. Since then, the Sufi views of Abd al-Qadir Jilani, may Allah be pleased with him, and the Qadiriyyah order have functioned as an elaborate part of the fabric of Muslims’ lives, both on material and spiritual planes.
This book is a humble contribution to the history of Sufism as an introduction to the life of this great historical figure, Abd al-Qadir Jilani, may Allah be pleased with him, his life, his Sufi views, and history of the Qadiriyyah order.
Table of Contents:
I. The Era of Shaykh Abd al-Qadir Jilani's Lifetime:
---A. Political Situation,
---B. Intellectual and Cultural Situation,
---C. Sufism at the Time of Abd al-Qadir Jilani,
I. Shaykh Abd 'al-Qadir Jilani's Life, His Scholarship and his personality as a Sufi:
---A. Life of Abd al-Qadir Jilani,
---B. His Works,
---C. His Public Sermons and His Oratory,
---D. His Teachings,
---E. Anecdotes and Miracles from His Life,
---F. His Opinion on Mansur al-Hallaj,
---G. Impressions From Abdb al-Qadir Jilani's Contemporary Sufi's,
---H. Impressions of Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn al-Arabi.
II. Shaykh Abd al-Qadir Jilani's Notion of Sufism:
---A. Abd al-Qadir Jilani in his own Words,
---B. His Understanding of Sufism,
---C. What is Sufism?
---D. Attributes of Sufis,
---F. Unity of God (Tawhid).
---A. The Expansion and Branches of the Order,
---B. Principles, Customary Practices in Qadiriyyah Order.
About the author :
Dilaver Gürer (Ph.D., Marmara University, 1997) is Professor of Sufism at Selçuk University in Konya, Turkey. He has written books on Sufism in Turkish and in English. His recent publications include Mevlana Jalal Al-Din Rumi; His Life and His Path (Rumi, 2007) and Selections from Discourses of Rumi (Rumi, 2007).
*Dimensions : 18.1 x 10.5cm.