On Knowledge : New

 On Knowledge : from the Key to the Blissful Abode,
(Miftah Dar al-Sa’ada), New,
*[A5] Large Paperback - 333 pages,
**by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya,
Translated by Tallal M. Zeni,
Published by The Islamic Texts Society.

Back in Stock Jan 2020

Description :

The renowned theologian and jurist Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya wrote numerous titles, many of which are still popular today. Amongst these is Key to the Blissful Abode - Miftah Dar al-Sa’ada.

The present work is an abridgement of the first volume of Key to the Blissful Abode. In it, Ibn Qayyim focuses on the importance of knowledge and willpower, as means through which a person may attain Paradise. Willpower is the door and knowledge – in particular knowledge which pertains to God and His Attributes, the Qur’an and the example of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, – is the key.

Ibn Qayyim discusses the virtues and benefits of knowledge over wealth and worldly matters; the path to knowledge; the importance of pursuing knowledge and applying it in order to achieve guidance from God and protect oneself from doubts; the superiority of the scholar over the worshipper; the necessity of using knowledge and willpower as the bases for all actions if one is to achieve spiritual bliss. Ibn Qayyim then concludes by discussing the importance of contemplation and reflection in order to attain further knowledge and guidance.

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya was born in 1292 near Damascus where he obtained a classical Islamic education and specialised in jurisprudence. In 1312, he met the Hanbalite reformer Ibn Taymiyya and remained his disciple until the latter’s death in 1327. Ibn al-Qayyim died in 1350 in Damascus. Among his other works translated by the Islamic Texts Society are Medicine of the Prophet and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya The Invocation of God.

Tallal M. Zeni is a medical doctor who has studied traditional Islamic culture.

Table of Contents :

---Translator's Introduction.


---Chapter [1]. Attesting to God's Oneness is One of the Greatest Benefits of Being Knowledgeable,
---Chapter [2]. The Importance of Having Knowledge of the Qur'an, the Sunna and Wisdom, and then Teaching them,
---Chapter [3]. The Superiority of the Scholar over the Worshipper and that the Former are the True Heirs of the Prophets,
---Chapter [4]. The Most Eminent Types of Knowledge are Those which Concern God, His Names and His Attributes,
---Chapter [5]. An Exposition on the Question : Does Knowledge Inevitably Lead to Guidance or is Ignorance the Only Reason that Many Do not Become Believers?
---Chapter [6]. Knowledge Leads to Spiritual Bliss and Elevates One's Rank,
---Chapter [7]. Knowledge Allows One to Protect Oneself from Doubts, Temptations and Evil,
---Chapter [8]. The Superiority of Knowledge over Waging Battle for His Sake and over Supererogatory Deeds,
---Chapter [9]. An Exposition of a Tradition by 'Ali b. Abi Talib, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, Discussing the Characteristics of the True Scholars and Students of Knowledge,
---Chapter [10]. Knowledge is Essential to Attaining Certainty and to Calling to God,
---Chapter [11]. God Commended Muhammad, may Allah bless him & grant him peace, Abraham, the Messiah, and many other Prophets, upon them be peace, due to their Knowledge,
---Chapter [12]. The Importance of Contemplation and Reflection.


**We do not recommend other works of this scholar.

*Dimensions : 23.4 x 15.6cm.

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