Happiness in Life and After Death: An Islamic Sufi View

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Happiness in Life and After Death: An Islamic Sufi View

In “Happiness in Life and After Death” — An Islamic Sufi View, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri provides a lucid and inspiring account of life, death and the hereafter, according to an Islamic Sufi perspective.

The book opens with a wide-ranging sweep of death and dying as viewed in other cultures and religions — from ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Zoroastrian sources through to Judaism and Christianity.

Based on the Qur’an and Prophetic message, this book offers a splendid collection of revelations and spiritual teachings that map a basic path towards a wholesome way of living without forgetting death. There is both physical and spiritual death, and death in both instances is seen as a natural bridge from the suffering and delusions of this life to a unifying and clear abode. As the reader is led from birth of the ephemeral self on earth through an unfolding progression towards higher consciousness and awakening to the eternal soul within, constant awareness of one’s intimate dual nature takes away much of the fear of death and makes it seem like a familiar companion.

The Elements of Sufism

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The Elements of Sufism

Sufism is the heart of Islam. This introduction to Sufism describes its origins and practices, its historical background and its spread throughout the world. The Elements of Sufism explains:

– Where Sufism originated
– The relationship between Islam and Sufism
– What it means to be a Sufi
– The relevance of Sufism in modern life

Health Sciences in Early Islam – Volume 2: Collected Papers By Sami K. Hamarneh

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Health Sciences in Early Islam – Volume 2: Collected Papers By Sami K. Hamarneh

HEALTH SCIENCES IN EARLY ISLAM is a pioneering study of Islamic medicine that opens up new chapters of knowledge in the history of the healing sciences. This two volume work covers the development of Islamic medicine between the 6th and 12th centuries A.D. Transcending mere medical historiography, this publication offers a unique and authoritative account of the philosophy, history, methodology and practice of the Islamic health sciences.

This two-volume work provides an exceptional opportunity to scholars, researchers and students in such diverse areas as Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Affairs, History of Medicine and Biomedical Education. It offers unique insight into the history of Islamic medical education, Arab medical historiography, biographies of eminent physicians, pharmacology, surgery, surgical instrumentation, therapeutics and preventive medicine.