The Hikam – The Wisdom of Ibn `Ata’ Allah

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The Hikam – The Wisdom of Ibn `Ata’ Allah

The Hikam, or Wisdom, of the great Sufi Master Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari has long been acknowledged as an essential and classic masterwork of the Islamic science of enlightenment. Ibn `Ata ‘Allah exemplified the ultimate model of a Sufi master possessed of a deep foundation in the sciences of the Qur’an, the way of the Prophet and the Universal Laws of the Islamic way of life, both outer and inner.

Short but immensely thought provoking, dense in their significance and insightfulness, crisp and sharp in their elucidation, the aphoristic Hikam are a true manifesto for those who are sincerely on the path of knowledge and awareness. This wisdom strips away our conventional responses to events, actions and phenomena, and encourage us to concentrate on the only true Reality.

With the publication of Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri’s new translation and with the aid of his accompanying commentary, students and adepts alike can now gain a profounder understanding of these timeless teachings from the wellspring of the heart of Islam.

Qur’an’s Prescription for Life

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Qur’an’s Prescription for Life

The Qur’an is the foundation of the “Deen” (life-transaction), containing as it does Allah’s ways, patterns, purpose and direction of creation. The purpose of this collection is to make the Qur’an accessible, with easy reference to key issues concerning life and the path of Islam. By emphasizing the vital and transformative teachings of the “Deen”, this work offers the serious student the opportunity to awaken to the timeless message of the Truth. Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri is dedicated to making available the original Islamic ‘prescription for life’, and hopes that this selection of the Qur’anic verses will be a useful exposure for Muslims and seekers of Allah in their journey towards illumination and the realization of the Ever-Presence of Allah.

Prophetic Traditions in Islam: On the Authority of the Family of the Prophet

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Prophetic Traditions in Islam: On the Authority of the Family of the Prophet

THIS COLLECTION OF verses from the Qur’an and traditions from the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) and the Imams is unique for it makes available for the first time in English a comprehensive selection of Islamic teachings arranged according to topics that deal with belief and worship as well as the social and spiritual values which Islam upholds.

“Prophetic Traditions in Islam – On the Authority of the Family of the Prophet” contains a wealth of wisdom, knowledge and inspiration for all who seek to know more about Islam and the process of refining one’s character and conduct. Taking as its source the gnosis and science transmitted by Allah on the tongue of the Prophet Muhammad, it presents fundamentals of the legal parameters and spiritual truths of Islam.

From [this book] one can learn a great deal about the Islamic conception of God and prophecy, of worship and virtue, of the character of the Shi`ah Imams and even of early Islamic history. Furthermore, one can also learn much about the human state, its origin and end, and the meaning of terrestrial existence and our role here on earth. The book therefore addresses itself not only to the lovers of the Ahl al-Bayt and all Muslims, but in fact to all human beings, whatever their background may be, as long as they are attracted to the world of the Spirit and are in quest of meaning in their transient lives here on earth.

101 Helpful Illusions

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101 Helpful Illusions

101 Helpful Illusions highlights natural veils waiting to be transcended by disciplined courage, wisdom and insight. Everything in creation has a purpose relevant to a specific situation that could lead the seeker of higher knowledge towards the ultimate spiritual truth of oneness. Thus our egotistic vices can indeed be stepping stones towards acting selflessly, spontaneously, and cheerfully with heightened awareness and good expectations in all situations. Indeed, all our mistakes can lead us towards the desired spiritual awakening – the ultimate purpose in life: experiencing and knowing the universal oneness.

Look Again

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Look Again

‘Look Again’ invites us to cast our sight beyond things as they appear to be. Insight. The most consistent need of every human being is to know the Truth or Reality and its permanency, hidden behind infinite varieties of appearances and existences. Truth reveals itself when we transcend identity with body and mind. In truth there is only Truth, and to resonate with that and experience, we need to block out all other distractions. ‘Look Again’ reflects the most wonderful light and delight of being at one with the One. There is only One but we are veiled by the illusion of otherness.