This extraordinary work provides a glimpse into the august scholarly and spiritual traditions of islam carried forth into our day. Some people many have concluded that the saints and sages of Islam ended with all those names with whom we are most familiar- Ghazali, Jilani, Rumi and so on. It is important to understand that the knowledge and spiritual depth reached in past centuries and celebrated in so many book, in fact has and does continue into the present day. Otherwise, it would not be eternal Truth.
Reassurance for the Seeker
This book is a collection of forty prophetic traditions distinguished by their focus on the spiritual journey of drawing nearer to God, as explicated by Salih al-Ja’fari, one of the most celebrated teachers of al-Azhar, Islam’s leading institution of religious knowledge and most authoritative voice. In an age in which people increasingly search for truth, but are confused by opposing trends and controversies, the author’s indisputable scholarship , wisdom and spiritual insight help guide, inspire and reassure the modern reader. This book includes a detailed biography of the shaykh, a translation of al-Jafari’s commentary, al-Fawa’id al-Ja’fariyya, as well as an illuminating treatise by Ahmad b. Idris, one of the foremost teachers, on a hadith that concisely summarizes the spiritual nature of the Prophet Muhammad. In concise and illuminating text, the book deals with matters relating to the nature of spiritual experience, nearness to and friendship with God, as well as death and the afterlife.