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This book consists of 45 discourses that were given by Shaikh 'Abd Al-Qadir Al-Jilani in his school in Baghdad. These discourses, like the ones found in some of his other books, would have been transcribed by some of his listener. There are a number of surviving manuscripts of the book. The language of Shaikh 'Abd Al-Qadir's discourses is often permeated by symbolic refere ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 200 pages
Published March 10th 2008 by Luna Plena Publishing (first published April 1997)
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Shaikh Jilani is without question one of the most influential historical Sufi masters. Two other names commonly mentioned with the same level of influence are Shaikh Junayd of Baghdad and Shaikh Ibn Al-Arabi of Andalusia. Rumi would rank up there as well. As is common with great Sufi masters, various myths and legends around the life of Jilani have been transmitted over the centuries, and one of these surrounds his refusal as an infant to suckle during the day in Ramadan.

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It took me nearly two years to get through this book. Each discourse is so heavy with meanings that I would have to put the book down and allow myself considerable time to reflect upon it. Highly recommended but heavy going.
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ʿAbd Al-Qadir al-Jilani
الشيخ عبد القادر الكيلاني أو عبد القادر الجيلاني، الإمام الصوفي والفقيه الحنبلي، الذي يوصف بـ "تاج العارفين" و"محيي الدين" و"شيخ الشيوخ". إليه تنتسب الطريقة القادرية الصوفية

هو أبو صالح السيد محي الدين عبد القادر الجيلاني

ولد الشيخ عبد القادر الجيلاني في جيلان (ويقال لها أيضاً كيلان) سنة 470 هـ الموافق 1077م وهي تقع في شمال إيران حالياً على ضفاف بحر قزوين

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