Counsels of Religion
By Imam Abdallah Haddad
Translator : Mostafa al-Badawi
Paperback 280 Pages
ISBN : 9781891785405
Publisher : Fons Vitae
About The Book
The Book of Counsels, the author’s largest work, was declared by Imam al-Haddad to be:
"Easy, clear, intelligible to the reader possessed of understanding, and sufficient.”
And that it contained the essence of the Ihya ulum ud deen, Imam al-Ghazali’s famous magnum opus.
Thorough and enlightening, this account examines the religious practices of Islam. From discourses on reciting the Qur’an and abiding by the five pillars of Islam—profession of faith, prayers, fasting, giving of alms, and pilgrimage—to the role of taqwa—or God fearing—in attaining a good ending to life, this comprehensive guide touches upon many essential aspects of Islam. Additional chapters cover “Ruinous Things,” such as arrogance, resentful envy, and avarice, as well as “Saving Things,” including repentance, sincerity, reflection, and short hopes.
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Commented on the book as:
"Dr. Badawi was a student of a direct descendent of Shaykh Abdallah al-Haddad, Habib Ahmad Mashur al-Haddad. Those of us fortunate enough to have known him personally consider him a realized spiritual master and sanctified soul, and none can sanctify save God . . .
This book is a compelling testimony to the spiritual power and influence of the sanctified soul on the world. It is perhaps more importantly for us a step toward re-introducing the desperately needed path of sanctification."
About The Author
Imam Abdallah Haddad was a well-known 18th-century Sunni Hadrami scholar. He is the author of numerous books, including The Book of Assistance, Knowledge and Wisdom, and The Lives of Man.
About The Translator
Mostafa al-Badawi is a Sunni scholar and a psychiatrist. He is the translator of numerous books, including The Book of Assistance, The Lives of Man, and Mutual Reminding, and the author of Man and the Universe: An Islamic Perspective, The Prophetic Invocations, and Sufi Sage of Arabia: Biography of Imam al-Haddad.
'Accept nothing illicit, nor strongly suspect, even if it comes to you without asking. Know this and be wise. success comes from God; He is our sufficiency and the best of guardians.' - From Page 93
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