Forty Narrations on Sufism : Kitab al-Arba'in fi 'l-Tasawwuf, New,*[A5] Paperback - 84 pages, [English / Arabic],by Abu 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami,Translated with Notes by S.Z. Chowdhury,Published by Dar al-Nocosia,Part of the Sulami Heritage Series.Description :Kitab al-Arba'in fi 'l-Tasawwuf (Forty Narrations on Sufism) of the renowned Sufi theoretician and hagiographer of Nishapur Imam Abu 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (d.412/1021), may Allah be pleased with him, is a collection of Forty Prophetic Narrations (Arba'in) on various aspects, precepts and practices of Sufism. The aim is to ground such aspects within the normative framework of imitatio propheti. Thus, al-Sulami's agenda is to establish the orthodox origins of Sufism. The present translation contains an introduction and short biography of the life of Imam al-Sulami as well as an analysis of the text. It also contains detailed accompanying notes on key terms and ideas that draw on from al-Sulami's other works in order to help the reader appreciate a broader picture of his mystical outlook and attitude. About the Author :He is Imam Abu 'Abd al-Rahman Muhammad bin al-Husayn al-Sulami (d.412/1021). He was born in Naysabur (Nishapur) to a wealthy family of religious figures. He studied under his grandfather the great Ibn Nujayd as well as eminent scholars like al-Su'luki and al-Nasrabadhi.