Knowledge of God - Shaykh al-Alawi,
A Sufic Commentary on 'al-Murshid al-Mu'in' of Ibn al-Ashir,
*[-A5] Paperback - 384 pages,
by Shaykh Ahmad al-Alawi [d.1353h],
Translated by Abd al-Kabir al-Munawarra,
and Abd as-Sabur al-Ustadh,
Published by Madinah Press.
Back in Stock May 2023
A lucid and profound exposition of the gnostic science that lies at the heart of Sufism. A Guide Book to Khalwa, spiritual retreat, preparing the murid by the doctrine of the Unity for the experiences that will befall him in the self-shattering annihilation he desires (meaning -- the spiritual elevation coupled with ridding oneself of his ego & living a Godly, saintly, peaceful life).
Shaykh al-Alawi, may Allah have mercy upon him, has taken ibn al-Ashir's verse poem, and made it a vehicle for making plain the unitary knowledge, the hidden doctrine, that lies beneath ever phenomenon of outer wisdom. Thus he is able to unveil from even the lowest functions of cleaning the body an exalted meaning which indicates the Oneness of his Lord.
This book of action constantly returns the Gnostic traveler to slavehood, covering over his secrets and concealing the intoxicating knowledge that he gained. It confirms the simple qualities of correct moral behaviour that are the hallmarks of the great.
Shaykh al-’Alawi :
Shaykh Ahmad ibn Mustafa al-’Alawi (1869–14 July 1934) was from Mostaghanem in Algeria. He first learnt from his father and then later became a murid of Shaykh Muhammad al-Buzidi, a murid of Shaykh Moulay al-Arabi ad-Darqawi, may Allah be pleased with him. At his hands the Shadhilli Darqawi tariqa spread very far, particularly in, Algeria, France and Syria. He wrote a large number of books, established a newspaper and was active in sending his people to re-establish the deen and to call people to Allah. He passed away in Rabi al-Thani 1353 After Hijri.
Table of Contents :
---. The Book of Doctrine,
---. The Book of Purification,
---. The Book of Prayer,
---. The Book of Zakah,
---. The Book of Fasting,
---. The Book of Hajj,
---. The Book of the Foundations of Sufism.
Also see Sufism Homepage.
*Dimensions : 19.6 x 12 x 3.4cm.