The Book of Assistance, Risalatu'l Mu'awanah,
*[A5] Paperback - 150 pages,
by Imam Abdallah ibn 'Alawi al-Haddad,
Translated from Arabic by Mostafa al-Badawi,
Published by Fons Vitae, USA.
Name of treatise : The Book of Assistance, Support and Encouragement for such Believers as Desire to Follow the Way of the Afterlife, or the Book of Assistance for short.
There are many books in English which present Sufi doctrine, but few which can be used as practical travel guides along the Path. Originally written in Classical Arabic, the aptly-named ''Book of Assistance'' is today in widespread use among Sufi teachers in Arabia, Indonesia and East Africa.
Presented here in the readable translation of Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi, this manual of devotions, prayers and practical ethics will be invaluable to all who love the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, and the Sufi way.
The Author :
Imam 'Abdallah al-Haddad, may Allah be pleased with him, is widely believed to have been the spiritual
"renewer" of the twelfth Islamic century. A direct descendant of the
Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, his sanctity and direct experience of God are clearly
reflected in his writings, poetry, and books.
Table of Contents :
---. On Certainty,
---. On Intention,
---. On Vigilance,
---. On the Inner and the Outer Self,
---. On Regular Devotions,
---. On Reciting the Qur'an,
---. On Acquiring Knowledge,
---. On Remembrance,
---. On Reflection,
---. On Following the Book and Sunna,
---. On Doctrine,
---. On Religious Obligations,
---. On Cleanliness,
---. On Following the Sunna,
---. On Conduct in Mosques,
---. On the Ritual Prayer,
---. On Prayer in Congregation,
---. On Zakat,
---. On Fasting,
---. On Pilgrimage,
---. On Scrupulousness,
---. On Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil,
---. On Social Duties,
---. On Kindness and Charity,
---. On Counsel,
---. On Salutations and a Salutary Opinion,
---. On Repentance, Hope and Fear,
---. On Fortitude,
---. On Gratitude,
---. On Renunciation,
---. On Reliance on God,
---. On Divine Love and Commitment.
Dimensions : 21.5 x 14 cm.