Key to the Garden, New,
[A5] Paperback - 218 pages, Revised Edition,
by Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad,
Translated from the Arabic by Mostafa al-Badawi,
Edited by Mohammed Isa Waley,
Published by Ihya Publishing, USA.
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The first Muslim Testimony of Faith (Shahada), “There is no deity but God,” is the essence and the highest principle of Islam. Key to the Garden is a multi-faceted exposition of how the whole spectrum of Islamic thought and worship unfolds from those few words.
The first part of the book deals with the basic beliefs of Islam, the second deals with aspects of the faith that are widely misunderstood, and the third part provides guidance for those wishing to tread the spiritual path.
Dr Mostafa Badawi’s fluent English translation, first published in 1990, and its annotations and appendices have been extensively revised for this new edition.
About The Author :
Habib Ahmad Mashhur ibn Taha al-Haddad, was one of the great 20th century spiritual figures of the Ba ‘Alawi tradition, centered on the Hadramawt valley, Yemen. A direct descendant of the Blessed Prophet, he was both a leading exponent of the Shafi'i school of jurisprudence and a master of the Sufi science of spiritual realization (tahqiq) who followed and taught the way of Imam ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad and other illustrious predecessors.
Born in 1907 at Qaydun, Hadramawt, he studied under numerous shaykhs both locally, in Qaydun and Tarim, and for a time in Indonesia. For some decades he traveled into remote regions of East Africa, spreading the message of Islam, while based mainly in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa. He also spent a number of years in Uganda, where tens of thousands of people came or returned to Islam at his hands.
In later life the Habib divided his time between Jeddah and Mombasa until he became too elderly to travel. Disciples, prominent Muslims, and heads of state continued to visit and benefit from his wisdom and baraka until his death in 1995. Habib Ahmad Mashhur is noted not only for his writings, including a Diwan of poems, but also for his luminous spiritual presence and many karamat or miraculous accomplishments.
About The Translator:
Dr. Mostafa Badawi is a distinguished authority on the history and teachings of the Ba ‘Alawi Sayyids. Also a practicing psychiatrist, Dr Badawi is a resident of the Holy City of Madina
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Dimensions : 21.8 x 14.3cm