Risala al-Qushayri : Urdu Translation,
[Tasawwuf ki bunyadi kitab]
*[A4] Hardback - 687 pages,
by Imam Abu 'l Qasim al-Qushayri [d.465h],
Mutarjam by Mufti Muhammad Siddiq Hazarwi,
Published in Lahore.
Back in Stock March 2019Description
: Al-Risala Al-Qushayriyya fi 'ilm al-Tasawwuf
the most popular Sufi manual ever. It provides an insight into the everyday lives of Sufi devotees of the
eighth-eleventh centuries and the moral and ethical dilemmas they were
facing. This work invites the reader to explore the world of Islamic
ascetic and mystical piety.Synopsis
: Written in 437/1045,
it has served as a primary textbook for many generations of Sufi novices
down to the present. In it, Imam al-Qushayri, May Allah be pleased with him
gives us an illuminating insight into the everyday lives of Sufi
devotees of the eighth to eleventh centuries C.E. and the moral and
ethical dilemmas they were facing in trying to strike a delicate balance
between their ascetic and mystical convictions and the exigencies of
life in a society governed by rank, wealth, and military power.
In al-Qushayri’s narrative, the Sufi ‘friends of God’ (awliya
are depicted as the true, if uncrowned, ‘kings’ of this world, not
those worldly rulers who appear to be lording it over the common herd of
believers. Yet, even the most advanced Sufi masters should not take
salvation for granted. Miracle-working, no matter how spectacular,
cannot guarantee the Sufi a ‘favorite outcome’ in the afterlife, for it
may be but a ruse on the part of God who wants to test the moral
integrity of his servant.
Imam Abu'l Qasim 'Abd al-Karim al-Qushayri, radi Allahu anhu, was the student of the leading sufi scholar of the time; Shaykh Abu `Ali al-Daqqaq, may Allah be pleased with him. Al-Qushayri, was a muhaddith
[master of Hadith] who transmitted hadith to pupils by the thousands
in Naysabur, in which he fought the Mu`tazila until he flew to Makkah to
protect his life. He was also a mufassir who wrote a complete commentary of the Qur'an entitled Lata'if al-isharat bi tafsir al-Qur'an (The subtleties and allusions in the commentary of the Qur'an).
Dimensions : 24.3 x 19.3cm.