On Remembering Death : New,
*[A6] Paperback - 115 pages,
by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali [d.795h]
Translated by Abdullah bin Hamid Ali,
Published by Claritas.
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"Abdullah Ali's faithful transaltion of a section concerning the meditation of death from Ibn Rajab's famous work on yearly devotions is much needed in our culture of forgetfulness.
He has chosen a work of immense value to introduce speakers of English. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, 'Make much mention of the Destroyer of Delights' - meaning death. This is not morbid reflection but rather one that reminds us that the gift of life is fragile and fleeting, and its foremost purpose is as a preparation for the Hereafter.
All things end including this world, but what is coming never ends. In remembering death as a daily practice, one is reminded to use each and every day successfully as a preparation for eternity. This wonderful work is an excellent place to start."
---Hamza Yusuf, President of Zaytuna College.
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*Dimensions : 14 x 11.5cm.