Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani : Fifteen Letters

Fifteen Letters
Khamsata ?Ashara Maktuban, New,
[A5] Paperback - 108 pages,
by Sayyadina Shaykh Abd'al-Qadir al-Jilani, [d.561h],
English Translation & Commentary by Louay Fatoohi (al-Qadiri).
[Includes Footnotes].

Description :

This book consists of Fifteen Letters (Khamsata ?Ashara Maktuban ) by al-Ghawth al-Adham; Shaikh ‘Abd Al-Qadir Al-Jilani, may Allah be pleased with him. Articulated in a sublime mystical language, the letters describe spiritual experiences that are attained through striving against one’s base desires and committed devotion to Allah Almighty. They are written in a peculiar style whereby each sentence or group of sentences is followed by a related Qur’anic text, which is often a part of a verse.

    *** Fifteen letters by Shaikh ‘Abd Al-Qadir Al-Jilani,
    *** Mystical interpretation of Qur’anic verses,
    *** Beautifully articulated experiential spiritual advice.

The text is effectively a Sufi experiential interpretation of the quoted Qur’anic verses. This peculiar style of consistent pairing of mystical words of the Shaikh with a Qur’anic verse has produced an immensely beautiful text with a highly poetic tone.

This translation of the book is based on three manuscripts. The first is in King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, the second is in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, UK, and the third is kept in the Special Collections Library at Michigan University, USA.

Table of Contents :

---The Author,
---The Manuscripts,
---The Letters,
---The Edited Text,
---The English Translation,

---Prelude (Manuscript “S”),
---Prelude (Manuscript “B”),
---Prelude (Manuscript “M”).

The Fifteen Letters : Khamsata ?Ashara Maktuban,

---The First Letter,
---The Second Letter,
---The Third Letter,
---The Fourth Letter,
---The Fifth Letter,
---The Sixth Letter,
---The Seventh Letter,
---The Eighth Letter,
---The Ninth Letter,
---The Tenth Letter,
---The Eleventh Letter,
---The Twelfth Letter,
---The Thirteenth Letter,
---The Fourteenth Letter,
---The Fifteenth Letter.


Dr Louay Fatoohi has previously co-translated into English Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani's, ''Purification of the Mind'' (Jila al-Khatir). He is the author of several books in English and Arabic.

More Qadiriyyah books.



A good quality UK Publication. [Includes Footnotes].



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