Al-Yawaqit wa 'al-Jawahir fi Bayan Aqa'id al-Akabir : Arabic, New,*[A4] Hardback - 478 pages, (2 Volumes within 1 Book),by Imam al-Sharani [d.973h],Published by Dar Sader, Beirut.Description :Al Yawaqeet wa 'al-Jawaahir fi Bayaan Aqa'id al-Akaabir - is the famous book by the eminent Egyptian shafi'i scholar Imam Abdul Wahhab ash-Shar'ani, 'alayhi ar-rahman w'al-Ridwan, on aqida and tasawwuf.It is a book described as ''Rubies and Jewels'' (Al Yawaqeet w 'al-Jawaahir): being an explanation of the aqida - tenets of faith of the Sufiya & Awliya-Allah - mystic luminaries.About the author : Qutb al-Rabbani; Al-Imam 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Sharaani, may Allah be pleased with him, was one of the great awliya [saints] of Egypt and an Imam of Islamic law of the Shafi'i School. His given name was Abdul' Wahhab. He was born in 1491 Common Era (898 After Hijri).He
memorised the Qur’an by the age of seven. He also memorised most of the
books he studied in his lessons. Imam Sharani frequented the circles of
knowledge and took lessons from various Imams. Thus becoming competent
in knowledge of hadith and Islamic law at a young age. Ali
al-Hawas and Sayyed Ibrahim ed-Dusuki were among his famous teachers.
When it was asked of him how he entered the path of Sufism and how he
proceeded, and who brought him to it, he answered, “I initially learned
the way of Sufism from Khidr, alayhi’s-salam and my master Ali al-Hawas. Imam Sharani wrote more than 300 books. The most valuable of them is “Mizan al-Kubra” which comprises the knowledge of all the four Islamic schools of law. Another precious book is “Tabakat al-Kubra”.
This is a valuable book which includes the manners, wonders and words
of more than four hundred great scholars and saints beginning from Asr al-Sa’adah (the Age of Bliss).---Other works of Imam al-Sharani.