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There are many books in English
which present Sufi doctrine, but few which can be used as practical travel
guides along the Path. Originally written in Classical Arabic, the aptly-named
Book of Assistance is today in widespread use among Sufi teachers in Arabia,
Indonesia and East Africa. Presented here in the readable translation of Dr.
Badawi, this manual of devotions, prayers and practical ethics will be
invaluable to all who love the Prophet and the Sufi way.
The author Imam Abdallah Ibn-Alawi Al-Haddad (d. 1720), lived at Tarim in the Hadramaut valley between Yemen and Oman, and is widely held to have been the ‘renewer’ of the twelfth Islamic century. A direct descendant of the Prophet, his sanctity and direct experience of God are clearly reflected in his writings, which include several books, a collection of Sufi letters, and a volume of mystical poetry. He spent most of his life in Kenya and Saudi Arabia where he taught Islamic jurisprudence and classical Sufism according to the order (tariqa) of the Ba'Alawi sayids.
Author of the Fons Vitae Imam al-Haddad Spiritual Masters series is a disciple in the Sufi order of Imam al-Haddad. Mostafa al-Badawi is one of the world's premier translators of Islamic spiritual texts. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He studied under many shaykhs, foremost among whom is the late Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad. His other translations include: Book of Assistance, The Lives of Man, Two Treatises, The Prophetic Invocations, and Degrees of the Soul. He is also the author of Man and the Universe: An Islamic Perspective, recently published. He resides in Madinah.
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Endless Nobility of The AHL AL BAYT By Shaykh Yusuf Al-Nabhani
Muhammad His Character and Conduct By Adil Salahi
MUHAMMAD The Best of Creation By Sayyid ibn 'Alawi al-Maliki al-
Islam and the Destiny of Man By Gai Eaton, IBT
Hayat-us-Sahaba:Lives of the Sahabah-Maulana Muhammad Yusuf
Al-Arba'in (05) Forty Hadiths on Memorable Qualities of Mother
As-Suyuti's The Medicine of the Prophet [Tibb an-Nabi]
Siratun Nabi The Life of the Prophet Muhammad |Ibn Kathir|
|'Fasting on the day of 'Arafah
is an expiation for two years, the year preceding it and the year following
[This is related by [Muslim, an-Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, Abu Dawood].]