A Collection of Wise Sayings
By Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya
Hardback 356 Pages
Translators : Aisha Adel, Said, Traore
Editor : Selma Cook
Publisher : Umm Al-Qura Al-Mansura, Egypt (2004)
About The Book
All praise and thanks are due to Allah We praise Him and seek his help, guidance and forgiveness We seek refuge with Allah from the consequences of our evil conduct and the sins have committed.
This book, Al-Fawaid : A collection of Wise Sayings is one of the well-known compilations of the Imam
It consists of the elevated thoughts that Allah, bestows upon his chosen servants, so whenever any of these scattered pearls of wisdom occurred of to the Imam, he would Immediately record them, if something came to his mind, he would record it, and whenever he learnt a lesson or anything crucial In his life, he would Illuminate the lines of his page with the Ink of his pen.
About The Author
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya was born into a scholarly and virtuous family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that time Damascus was a centre of literature and thought.
Many schools were located there and he studied and graduated under the protection, direction and sponsorship of his father. He was particularly influenced by his Shaykh and teacher Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, and also by Ibn ash-Shirazi amongst others.
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 cemetery of Bab- al-Saghir, near the grave of his father - Rahimahuma Allah.
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