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The Key to Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation

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This is the first English translation of Miftah al-falah, a thirteenth century Sufi text, written by Ibn Ata Allah, one of the great masters of the Shadhili Sufi order. It is considered to be one of his most important works because it sets out the principles of actual Sufi mystical practices, shedding light on the sacred invocations, and associated practices, such as the s ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Islamic Texts Society (first published October 1995)
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Zulhilmi Zakaria
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Saya memilih untuk meminjam buku ini di perpustakaan sebagai bahan bacaan. barangkali kerana pengetahuan saya tentang tokoh tasawuf ini. Beliau ialah Taj ad-Din Abu Fadl Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abd al-Karim b. Ata 'Allah al-Iskandari al-Judhami ash-Shadhili. Seorang ulama tasawuf yang besar dalam Tariqah Syadhiliah. Juga merupakan faqih mazhab Malik. Sememangnya lebih dikenali dengan Kitab al-Hikam beliau.

Sebelum ini, saya sempat menghabiskan bacaan buku Dr. J
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This is probably one of the most comprehensive and beautifully written books on Zikr that I’ve read so far. In the words of Sheikh Ibn Ata’Allah himself:

“The remembrance of God is the foundation of the path and the pivotal support of realized sages. Yet I have never seen anyone who has written an adequate and complete book or compiled a clear and comprehensive treatise on it. That, together with the suggestion by a pious brother who likes to give sincere counsel, prompted me to compose a book wh
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This is a beautiful book that provides different ways of remembering, in this case, God. It's a farely difficult read, but completely worth it. I have yet to finish it. ...more
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Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ibn ʻAta' Allah al-Iskandari (died 1309), the third sheikh of the Shadhili Sufi order was born and grew up in Alexandria, lived and died in Cairo. He was responsible for systematizing the order's doctrines and recording the biographies of its founder, Sidi Abu-l-Hassan ash-Shadhili, and his successor, Sidi Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi. Ibn 'Ata Allah was the author of the first systema ...more

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