By Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sadi, Abu Khaliyl

This ebook is a quick but super necessary clarification of Muhammad ibn Abdal Wahab's recognized Kitab al Tawhid. The publication, because the name suggets, bargains with the topic of worshipping Allah on my own with no associating companions with Him. the writer highlights many issues that experience develop into universal between Muslims even if they're basically acts of shirk or associating companions with Allah. not just is that this ebook uncommon as a result of value of the subject material but in addition because of the method followed by means of the writer for which he's renowned. The reader will locate that th emajority of the booklet includes verses of the Qur'an, ahadith of the Prophet (pbuh), and sayings of the early Muslims.

The rationalization provided on the finish of every bankruptcy of Kitab al-Tawhid is that of the popular students Allamah Abd al-Rahman al-Sa'di, counted one of the significant students of contemporary instances. He used to be born in al-Qasim, Saudi Arabia, within the 12 months 1307 AH, and from a tender age grew to become engrossed within the attainment of information. His commitment and thirst for wisdom led him to becom an expert in lots of of the Islamic sciences as is clear from the books that he authored. He gave up the ghost within the yr 1376 AH, may perhaps Allah have mercy on him.

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The grand theological theme of the Sufi authors is epitomized in the hadith of God’s precedent mercy, which the Sufis understood to mean that God’s nearness is more real than His distance. God is always present, and the perception of His absence will eventually disappear. If Kalam and jurisprudence depended on reason to establish categories and distinctions, the Sufis depended on another faculty of the soul to bridge gaps and make connections. Many of them called this faculty “imagination” (khayal).

True lovers can never be satisfied with doing what the Beloved asks and nothing more. They give fully and freely of everything that they hope will please their Beloved. In this authoritative saying, the Prophet quotes God’s words concerning the servants who love Him and who follow the Prophet’s Sunnah so that God may love them in return. My servant draws near to Me through nothing that I love more than what I have made obligatory for him. My servant never ceases drawing near to Me through supererogatory works until I love him.

His own perspective falls on the side of intoxication, with emphasis on oneness of being and union with God. He pays little attention to the Sharia, but discusses the importance of Sufi communal activities such as sessions of dhikr. Even more to the side of love and intoxication are the works of Guru Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, who presents a synthesis of Sufism and various Hindu teachings. qxp 10/17/2007 3:44 PM Page 39 3 Name and reality Sufism is an unsatisfactory and often controversial name that has come to be applied to various social and institutional manifestations of the inner reality of Islamic faith.

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