Commentary on Revelations of the Unseen
- Sharh Futuh al-Ghaib
[A6] Paperback - 107 pages,
by Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani,
Translated by Shaykh Muhtar Holland.
) by : Imam Abu 'l-Abbas Ahmad ibn Taimiyya.Description
This is a commentary by the infamous Imam on the Futuh al-Ghaib,
a collection of 78 discourses by Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, May Allah be pleased with him
In it is to be found the clear approval that the Imam had for the Sufi path, provided that the commandments of the Sacred Law (Shari'a
) are faithfully observed. In it Ibn Taimiyya extols several of the great Sufi saints (awliya'), and elucidates many of the discourses of Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir, May Allah be pleased with him. This may surprise those who have been informed that Imam ibn Taimiyya was opposed to Sufism and was hostile to it. It is a fact that the Imam himself was a sufi, haven taken the cloak (khirqa) of the Qadiris from Imam ibn Qudama, May Allah be pleased with him
. Revelations of the Unseen
is perhaps the most well known collection of the great Shaykh's discourses. These short and powerful discourses cover topics of interest to every seeker of the spiritual path.
A glimpse at the some of the topics covered will reassure the reader that the Shaykh is addressing issues that are as pertinent in this day and age as the day he spoke about them so many hundreds of years ago.
Published by al-Baz (USA).