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The Key to Salvation: Ibn Ata’ Allah  al-Iskandari (Miftah ....

The Key to Salvation
Ibn Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari 
Paperback 270 Pages

Translated by:MARY ANN KOURY-DANNER
Includes
Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
The Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge UK

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 spiritual retreat. Written in a clear, lucid style, it offers a glimpse into the Sufi world of the 7th Islamic century and allows us to see almost at first hand how the novice was guided by the Sufi Shaykh and, above all, the purpose and preparation involved in engaging in the invocation, dhikhru’llah. Ibn Ata’ Allah sets out to define it, to explain its nature and power, to show its results and to prove that it is part of the Prophet’s Sunna, or practice. The author goes to great lengths to point out many Qur’anic verses where dhikru’llah is mentioned and cites many noted authorities.

Mary Ann Koury-Danner, currently Area Specialist for Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University Library, has already won two awards for this translation.

© The Islamic Texts Society 2002

Table of Contents
Translator’s Introduction.

Translation:

1.

On the Nature of Remembrance

2.

Invoking Aloud.

3.

Benefits of Invocation in General.

4.

On the benefits of the Invocations Used by the Novice travelling the path.

5.

On choosing the Type of Remembrance.

6.

The gradual Advance of the Seeker by Means of the Invocations.

7.

On the Invocation During Spiritual Retreat.

8.

The Oneness of God.

9.

Gnosis.

10.

What Initiates on the path Must impress upon themselves

11.

On Explaining Invocations

12.

Remembrance in All Situations and times during the day and the night

13.

Incantations.

Appendix I: Key persons mentioned in the text.

Appendix II: Glossary of terms.

Appendix III: Silsilah of the Shadhili Order.

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

 

Taj ad-Din Abu’l-Fadl Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abd al-Karim b. Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari, al-Judhami ash-Shadhili, known simply as Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah

He is Abu al-Fadl Ibn `Ata Allah al-Iskandari (d. 709), one of the great sufi imams, also known as a muhaddith, preacher, and Maliki jurist. He was Abu al-`Abbas al-Mursi's (d. 686) student and the second successor of Imam Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili, and he was the first to spread the Shadhili teachings in writing.

Ibn Ata' Allah al-Iskandari was born in the middle of the 7th century AH/13th century CE and grew up in Alexandria during the Mamluk era.

He Authored many books including many of which are have been translated in English Including the following:-

 

 

Read Biographical sketch from the Book 


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