The Aphorisms of ibn Ata'Allah : New

The Aphorisms of ibn Ata'AllahNew,
-[A5] Hardback with Dustjacket - 284 pages,
[English and Arabic]
Al-Hikam by Shaykh Ibn 'Ata'illah Iskandari [d.709h], 
Introduction & Transl. by Tarek Elgawhary.


Now in Stock April 2024




The Aphorisms of ibn Ata'AllahThis collection of aphorisms is not only one of the most famous and celebrated throughout the Muslim world, like so many aphorisms before it, they are a gift, not just to Muslims, but to humanity and deserve to be shared, studied, memorised, and ultimately passed on. 
While there are many, many beautiful commentaries on the Aphorisms, the true commentary is your deep reading and re-reading of them and the process of internalisation of these wisdoms over time. Let the commentary, therefore, be a lifelong journey with the text as its meanings unfold themselves to you day by day. 

   *** Hardback with Dustjacket,
   *** Contains Arabic with direct English translation
   *** Printed on cream graded paper
   *** Each page has decorated header and footer,
   *** Excellent gift book idea!




Abu al-Fadl Ibn 'Ata' allah al-Iskandari (d.709), may Allah be pleased with him, was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He was one of the great Sufi Imams who was also known as a muhaddith, preacher, and Maliki jurist. He is the author of 'al-Hikam' (Aphorisms), 'Miftah al-falah' (The Key to Success), 'al-Qasd al-mujarrad fi ma'rifat al-ism al-mufrad' (The pure goal concerning knowledge of the Unique Name), amongst others.

This pious and extraordinary contemplative figure left behind a spiritual legacy no less impressive than those of his own beloved Shaykh, and the eminent founder Shaykh Abu'l-Hasan ash-Shadhili, may Allah be pleased with him. All the biographers refer to Ibn 'Ata illah with illustrious titles and reverence and mention how marvellously he spoke and how uplifting his words were. In spite of the fact that he followed the Maliki madhbab, the Shafi'is laid claim to him, most probably because some of his earlier teachers had been Shafi'i scholars, not to mention some of his students.

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Dr. Tarek Elgawhary is a scholar of Islam and comparative religions having studied at both Princeton University and al-Azhar Seminary. He is the creator of the Making Sense of Islam platform where he discusses issues related to Islam and mindfulness. He currently serves as the resident scholar at the Islamic Community Center of Potomac (ICCP). He is also an entrepreneur, teacher, and philanthropist.



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