Realities of Sufism,
*[A5+] Paperback - 415 pages,
by Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir 'Isa [d.1312h],
Translated by Abdul Aziz Suraqah,
Published by Sunni Publications.
Back in Stock September 2020
Realities of Sufism, the Shaykh’s only book, takes readers on a journey to the heart of Islam. Expositing on the foundations of Islam’s spiritual path, Sufism, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir simultaneously describes the workings of the path of excellence—ihsan
—and answers the doubts of the orientalists, modernists, and would be Islamic revivalists.
Some of the topics in this book include: the history and etymology of Sufism, the conditions of a true spiritual guide, the proper manners of a spiritual seeker, the outer manners of the path, the inner manners of the path, the deeds of the heart, spiritual unveiling, miracles, oneness of being, and historic testimonies to Sufism’s key role and efficacy in purifying the souls and elevating the Sacred over the profane in the lives of man. Sufism is good character,
He who is ahead of you in good character,
Is ahead of you in Sufism.
About this book :
***Explains Sufism in the light of correct understanding, drawing from the Qur'an, the Sunnah, & statements of the notable Imams,
***Clarifies the legislated paths the Sufis traversed to arrive at the station of ihsan,
***Presents the stations & levels that the spiritual wayfarers travel through to adorn themselves with noble Prophetic qualities,
***Explains the nature of the ripe fruits that were harvested by those who were realised in the spiritual path,
***Corrects some of the falsehoods concerning Sufism that have been spread by the orientalists,
***Purifies Sufism from the accretions and deviance added to it by false claimants & pretenders,
***Closely examines the misconceptions spread about Sufism & answers them in light of the noble Sacred Law,
Presents quotes from the Islamic scholars of this Umma
, from its predecessors to its contemporaries, regarding Sufism and its adherents.
About : Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir ‘Isa ;
He is Shaykh al-Sayyid Abd al-Qadir b. Abdullah b. Qasim b. Muhammad b. Isa Azizi al-Halabi al-Shadhili, rahimahullah,
(d. 1312 H/1991 CE). He was born in the city of Aleppo (Syria) in the year 1338 hijri
to two righteous parents. His lineage goes back to Shaykh 'Umar al-Ba'aj upwards to the grandson of the Messenger of Allah,
ﷺ, Al-Husayn bin 'Ali, may Allah be pleased with him
He was one of the revivers of the Sufi tradition in the Levant. In a time of gross materialism and imported profane ideologies into the Arab world, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir ‘Isa provided the keys for a reclamation of Islam’s spiritual riches and revived the spiritual path, imparting guidance and instruction to scores of people from all strata of society.
*Dimensions : 21.2 x 14.2cm.