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This book is basically a criticism of Sufism. I like that it touches on what Sufism is, how it started, schools of thought, practises etc. I like that it highlights the contentious areas which people generally tend to avoid e.g. veneration of saints, monasticism and supposed miracles. I don't like that the details on all of these concepts are sparse. Which is understandable since it is a based on a speech that has been transcribed into a book. The one thing that stood out for me was that I had ...more
Alhamdulillah, this is a very informative piece of writing. The author's word choice is easy to understand - nothing complicated. I believe just about anyone can read this book, regardless of prior knowledge. The layout of the book enables the writing to flow so that the reader can keep track of what's going on; without getting lost on the way. Overall, great piece and has surely opened my eyes to finding out more about Sufism - in order to refute it in conversations.
Madkhalī, Muḥammad ibn Rabīʻ ibn Hādī ʻUmayr (مدخلي، محمد بن ربيع هادي).More about Muhammad ibn Rabiʻ ibn Hadi Umayr Madkhali...