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These short and powerful discourses cover topics of interest to every seeker of the spiritual path. A glimpse at the some of the topics covered will reassure the reader that the Shaykh is addressing issues that are as pertinent in this day and age as the day he spoke about them so many hundreds of years ago. In it is to be found the clear approval that the Imam had for the Sufi path, provided that the commandments of the Sacred Law Shari'a are faithfully observed.
In it Ibn Taimiyya extols several of the great Sufi saints awliya' , and elucidates many of the discourses of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir. This may surprise those who have been informed that Imam ibn Taimiyya was opposed to Sufism and was hostile to it.
It is a fact that the Imam himself was a sufi, haven taken the cloak khirqa of the Qadiris from Imam ibn Qudama. About Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani. After studying traditional sciences under such teachers as the prominent Hanbalii jurist [faqiih], Abuu Sa'd 'Alii al-Mukharrimii, he encountered a more spiritually oriented instructor in the saintly person of Abu'l-Khair Hammaad ad-Dabbaas. Then, instead of embarking on his own professorial career, he abandoned the city and spent twenty-five years as a wanderer in the desert regions of 'Iraq.
He was over fifty years old by the time he returned to Baghdaad, in A. His hearers were profoundly affected by the style and content of his lectures, and his reputation grew and spread through all sections of society.
He moved into the school [madrasa] belonging to his old teacher al-Mukharrimii, but the premises eventually proved inadequate. His family had long been renowned for its learning , among his teachers, was Shams ud-Din Al-Maqdisi, first Hanbali Chief Justice of Syria following the reform of the judiciary by Baibars. The number of Ibn Taimiyah's teachers exceeds two hundred. Qadi remembered with pride that it was he who had first permitted an intelligent and learned man like Ibn Taimiyah to give Fatwa.
At the same age, he started delivering lectures. When he was thirty, he was offered the office of Chief Justice, but refused, as he could not persuade himself to follow the limitations imposed by the authorities. Imam Ibn Taimiyah's education was essentially that of a Hanbali theologian and jurisconsult. But to his knowledge of early and classical Hanbalism, he added not only that of the other schools of jurisprudence but also that of other literature.
He had an extensive knowledge of Quran, Sunnah, Greek philosophy, Islamic history, and religious books of others, as is evident from the variety of the books he wrote. This statement may be considered anachronistic, however, since he did not bear the name Muhtar until , when he was moved-by powerful experiences in the latihan kejiwaan of Subud-to embrace the religion of Islam. This Fresh translation should be a welcome addition to the library resources of the scholar and layman alike, and a great interest to students, teachers, and seekers of spiritual knowledge and understanding everywhere.
Some of his translations Include the following:. Life of Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani. Muhtar Holland : Author And Translator. Item Added Successfully. Add to Wish List. Add to Cart.
Futuh ul Ghaib Urdu or Revelations from the Unseen by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani
The sole purpose of these discourses is the spiritual awakening of all seekers of truth and to bring them to the doorstep of the Divine Reality. These discourses directly address every listener going deep into the heart of anyone who listens to them with an open heart and mind, bringing about a profound transformation in the spiritual state of the seeker of the truth. This book is a collection of 78 short discourses of the great saint that were delivered in Baghdad, Iraq. These discourses were attended by tens of thousands of people and were transcribed by a few hundred of his students. This book has guided the seekers of truth over the last 9 centuries in their quest for God. This translation by Raja Rasheed Mahmood in PDF file format or the published book obtained from the publisher can be used to verify the authenticity and accuracy of the audio book by anyone who may wish to do so.