The Basic Research - Shaykh Ahmad Ibn Ajiba,
''Futuhat al Ilahiyya fi Sharh al Mabaahith al-Asliyya''
*[A5+] Large Paperback - 351 pages, Back into Stock : April 2016,
Translation by : Abdalkhabir al-Munawwarah,
and Haj Abdassabur al-Ustadh.
Published by Madinah Press.
This book is the commentary by: Shaykh Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn 'Ajiba al-Hasani -
on the poem of Ibn al-Banna of Saragossa.
Revised & Edited by : Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi al-Murabit.
Description from the publisher --
"To travel the path of courtesy and instruction is before everything and the mightiest means to Allah. The most direct access for the slave of his Lord is to keep company with the Gnostics, those who have high yearning and prophetic instruction, and to have courtesy between the hands of the shaykhs who have no blemish and are pure and who know the stations and states of worshippers, zahids, fuqara and sufis.
Research their behaviour and states. and take on their highly pleasing courtesy. Realise their behaviour and their pure good manners."
Extract from the Book;
''O you who inquire about the practices of the faqir, you have asked
about something which is difficult to elucidate.''
Practices is the plural of practice. It is the tariqa. When it's written
in another way, it means the Shari'a. Both are correct with respect
to this instance. The faqir is the one who has taken a direction
towards the Real on the carpet of sincerity. Sahl, may Allah be
pleased with him, said. The faqir is the one who does not own
and is not owned. He sees nothing except the time he is in.'
Shaykh as-Suhrawardi, may Allah be pleased with him,
'Poverty is the basis of sufism, and by it, it stands.' Another
'Poverty is an attribute which is abundant. The human nature of
self flees from it. It is one of the means by which the slave sits
between the hands of Allah on the carpet of purity.' There is
disagreement about whether the faqir is higher than the sufi.
Shaykh Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba :
Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba, may Allah have mercy upon him, (1747–1809) was an 18th-century Moroccan Shaykh in the Darqawa Sufi order. He was born of a Hasani sharif family in the Anjra tribe that ranges from Tangiers to Tetouan along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. As a child he developed a love of knowledge, memorising the Qur’an and studying subjects ranging from Classical Arabic grammar, religious ethics, poetry, Qur’anic recitation and tafsir.
When he reached the age of eighteen he left home and studied in Qasr al-Kabir under the supervision of Sidi Muhammad as-Susi as-Samlali. It was here that he was introduced to studies in the sciences, art, philosophy, law and Qur’anic exegesis in depth. He went to Fes to study with Ibn Suda, Bennani, and al-Warzazi, and joined the new Darqawiyya in 1208 AH (1793), of which he was the representative in the northern part of the Jbala region. He spent his entire life in and around Tetouan, and died of the plague in 1224 AH (1809). He is the author of a considerable number of works and a Fahrasa which provides interesting information concerning the intellectual center that Tetouan had become by the beginning of the 19th century.
The Basic Research by : Shaykh Ahmad ibn 'Ajiba :
Table of Contents :
---A note on the text by Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi,
---Chapter . The Basis,
---Chapter . The Benefits,
---Chapter . The Rules,
------1. The Shaykh,
------7. Travelling and Visiting,
------9. Education and Instruction,
---Chapter . The Refutation,
---Chapter . The Denial,
Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi received this text from his first Shaykh, The Shaykh al-Kamil, Sayyidi Muhammad ibn al-Habib al-Amghari al-Idrissi al-Hasani.
The Translation was prepared by Abdalkhabir al-Munawara and Haji Abdas -Sabur as-Ustadh.
The text was revised and edited by Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi.
Other works related to and by Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ajiba.
Dimensions : 23.5 x 16.2 x 2.0cm.