The Essence of Sufism

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Sufism, or tasawwuf, has been the classical name given to the Islamic discipline of purifying the heart of its spiritual maladies. The Qur’an has warned: A Day [of Judgement] in which neither wealth nor children shall be of any benefit [to anyone], except one who comes to Allah with a sound heart

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The Essence of Sufism

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Title The Essence of Sufism
Format [A5] Paperback
Type Book
Publication Date 2015
Edition 1st
Publisher Heritage Press
Author Shaykh Abu Bakr
Translator Amjad Mahmood
Language English
ISBN 9780957693791
Length (mm) 188
Width (mm) 125
Depth (mm) 9
Weight (g) 109
Numbered Pages 70
Total Pages 96
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Sufism, or tasawwuf, has been the classical name given to the Islamic discipline of purifying the heart of its spiritual maladies. The Qur’an has warned: A Day [of Judgement] in which neither wealth nor children shall be of any benefit [to anyone], except one who comes to Allah with a sound heart

(26:88-9). The masters of Sufism speak of there being two thousand definitions of Sufism; however, the most inclusive of them was provided by their supreme authority, al-Junayd:

‘Sufism is to adopt every lofty character trait and renounce every base character trait.

This short treatise was penned by Shaykh Abu Bakr al-Mulla

(d. 1270 AH), a traditional scholar from a learned family from al-Ahsa, in modern-day Saudi Arabia, wherein he elaborates on the foundations of this discipline. These principles are contextualised through Qur’anic verses, hadiths and axial aphorisms from leading Sufi masters of the past. Although brief, the manual is full of profound and moving wisdom that every Muslim should be characterised by.

 

Contents

Transliteration Table

Translator’s Introduction

Author’s Biography: Shaykh Abú Bakr al-Mulla

Editor’s Biography: Shaykh Yahyä ibn Muhammad al-Mulla

Shaykh Abd-Allah ibn Abi Bakr al-Mulla’s Introduction

 

THE PRIMARY TEXT (AL-MATN)

The Essence of Sufism (Math)

 

THE PRIMARY TEXT WITH COMMENTARY (AL-MATN WA AL-SHARH)

The Essence of Sufism (Sharh)

  • Sufism (Tasawwuf)
  • Vigilance of Allah Most High (murāqabah)
  • How to attain the rank of vigilance The sign of following one’s whim
  • The best state for the slave

 

Forsaking prohibitions takes precedence over supererogatory acts of devotion

Self-abasement

  • Statements from the Sufi masters on self-abasement

Humility before Allah Most High

  • Statements from the Suf masters on humility
  • The most astonishing account of humility

Satisfaction with the lower self is the root of all evil

  • Statements of self-criticism from pre-eminent Suff masters

Four methods for diagnosing the diseases of the self

Submission and contentment with the divine decree

  • Important note

Leaving what does not concern one

The three principles

  • Contentment with divine destiny (al-gada’ wa al-qadr)
  • You are a fettered slave
  • The temporality of this world and the eternality of the Afterlife

Be in this world as if you are a stranger or a wayfarer

Building and decorating one’s home in the Afterlife

Concluding remarks

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Weight 0.150 kg
Dimensions 260 × 130 × 25 mm
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The Essence of Sufism

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Non-Fiction, Religion and Spirituality

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11+, Adults, Young Adults

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188

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125

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9

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109g

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