SOUL'S JOURNEY AFTER
An Abridgement of Ibn Qayyim's
With Commentary by Layala Mabrouk
Translated by Aisha Bewley
Paperback 40 Pages
Published by Dar Al Taqwa
important book covers an area about which most
people have very little knowledge but which is at the same time, of
interest to all human beings. It outlines what happens to the human
the moment of death until the arrival of the Day of Judgement.
It describes the death
profess itself, the exact relationship of the soul to the
body, the states of the soul after it leaves this world, and the nature
ongoing relationship between the dead and those who are still alive.
was born into a scholarly and
family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that time Damascus was a centre of
thought. Many schools were located there and he studied and graduated
protection, direction and sponsorship of his father. He was
influenced by his Shaykh and teacher Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, and
also by Ibn
al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya died in the city of Damascus the year 751 AH/1350
C.E.,when he was scarcely 60 years old, and was buried at the
Bab- al-Saghir, near the grave of his father - Rahimahuma
Abdurrahman at Tarjumana Bewleyis one today’s most
translators of classical Arabic work into English. Aisha Bewley not
understands Arabic but she is also aware of the basic meanings and
teachings and history of Islam. Her knowledge is born of experience and
transmission, not merely academic theory and learning by rote. For more
twenty-five years she has been concerned with making the contents of
classical works in Arabic more Accessible to English-speaking readers
first time, including Ash-Shifa of Qadi “Iyad.
is co-translator The
Noble Qur'an A New Rendering of its Meaning in English.
of Imam Malik , Glossary
of Islamic Terms, Islam:
The Empowering of Women, Muslim
Women A Biographical Dictionary.
Mabrouk, an eminent, contemporary, Egyptian scholar has skillfully
abridged Ibn Qayyim's great work Kitabar-Ruh.