Stations of the Sufi Path - The ’One Hundred Fields’ (Sad Maydan) of Abdullah Ansari of Herat, [A5] Paperback - 192 pages,Originally written in Persian by Shaykh Abd' ullah al-Ansari,Translated by: Nahid Angha.Description : Stations of the Sufi Path' is a new translation of a key Sufi text and the first Persian work to address the stages, or stations, of the 'Sufi way.' Its author, Shaykh al-Islam, Abdullah Ansari, may Allah be pleased with him, was born in 1006CE in Herat in present-day Afghanistan, and is considered one of the greatest as well as one of the earliest of the Persian Sufi scholars whose works constitute an important contribution to the intellectual history of Islam. Detailed descriptions of each 'station' make this work an esoteric masterpiece, now almost one thousand years old, that invites the reader on a spiritual journey of self-discovery. Shaykh Abu Ismaïl Abdullah al-Herawi al-Ansari, may Allah be pleased with him, or Khawajah Abdullah Ansari of Herat (1006–1088), also known as Pir-i Herat (the sage of Herat) was a famous Persian Sufi who lived in the 11th century in Herat (then Khurasan, now Herat province, Afghanistan). One of the outstanding figures in Khurasan in the 5th/11th century: commentator of the Noble Qur'an, traditionist, polemicist, and Sufi Master, known for his oratory and poetic talents in Arabic and Persian.The One Hundred Fields ...---. Repentance - (tawba) turning towards God---. Magnanimity - (muruwwat) ---. Contrition - (inaabat)---. Chivalry - (futuwwat) ---. Devotion - (iraadat) ---. Intention - (qasd) ---. Patience - (sabr)---. Striving - (jihad)---. Discipline - (riyadat)---. Refinement - (tahdhib) ---. Self Examination - (muhashaba)---. Awakening - (yaqzat)---. Anunciation - (zuhd) ---. Disengagement - (tajrid)---. Abstinence - (wara)---. Piety - (taqwa)---. Spiritual Transaction - (mu'amalat)---. Cautiousness - (mubalat) ---. Certainty - (yaqin)---. Insight - (basira)... and so on, revealing One Hundred fields, on the Sufi Path.Translator : Nahid Angha is Co-director of the International Association of Sufism and its chief representative to the United Nations. She is Editor of 'Sufism' journal, and founder of the International Sufi Women Organization. Her dedication to peace has led her to serve in leadership roles in various interfaith organizations and to forge an educational partnership with the Dominican University of California.