of Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani - (Malfuzat),
[A5] Paperback - 144 pages,
by Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani [d.561h],
Translated by Muhtar Holland.
Published by al-Baz (USA).
In the original handwritten manuscripts the Malfuzat is usually found as an appendix or attachment to Al-Fath ar-Rabbani [The Sublime Revelation].
It is a collection of many pieces of wise advice that do not fit neatly into the discourses in that book. In it are answers to questions put to him by disciples and those who attended the discourse sessions, extemporaneous advice, and most importantly, the Shaykh discusses the high level of aspiration possible for the ordinary person, and the way to accomplish it.
Sultan al-Awliya; Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, may Allah sanctify his secret, born near the Caspian Sea, in a town called Jilan, is one of the most venerated figures in tasawwuf.
The venerable Ghawth 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, may Allah sanctify his secret, is noted for his extraordinary spiritual experiences and exploits, as well as his memorable sayings and wise teachings. It is rightly said of him that 'he was born in love, grew in perfection, and met his Lord in the perfection of love.
The shaykh passed on to the Realm of Divine Beauty in 561A.H /1166 C.E and his mausoleum in Baghdad attracts millions of pilgrims from throughout the globe.
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First translation into English, by Shaykh Muhtar Holland, Rahimullah.