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The Summary of Religious Knowledge Shaikh Abd Al-Qadir Jilani
[#3562 0b2 PB179pp Al Baz Publishing Tr. Muhtar Holland Mukhtasar fi 'Ilm ad-Din Pearls of the Heart]

The Summary of Religious Knowledge Shaikh Abd Al-Qadir Jilani

The Summary of Religious Knowledge [Mukhtasar fi 'Ilm ad-Din]
 and
 Pearls of the Heart [Eighteen Sermons]
By Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir Jillani (may Allah santify his innermost being)

By Shaikh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
Translated by Muhtar Holland

Paperback 179 Pages
Published By Al Baz Publishing, Florida USA
 

The Summary of Religious Knowledge [Mukhtasar fi 'Ilm ad-Din] is a Basic essential Hanbali  Fiqh  & knowledge of the Spiritual Path [tariqa]

Pearls of the Heart [Eighteen Sermons] by Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir Jillani

This rare manuscript was obtained from the collection of manuscripts of the Vatican Library. So far as is known, it is the only copy of this work remaining in existence. The introduction reads as follows: Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Gilani (may Allah, the Independent Sovereign, ennoble him) wrote this Summary of Religious Knowledge [Mukhtasar fi 'Ilm ad-Din] for the benefit of worshipful servants ['abidin] and followers of the spiritual path [salikin].

He designed it to include two aspects, so that anyone who put it into practise would be equipped with a pair of wings. Allah is the Guide to the path of correctness, and to Him is the return and the journey home.

Section 1: The science of the Sacred Law [Shari'a] deals with general principles and specific details concerning religious duty, under seven chapter headings.

Section 2: The second section is concerned with knowledge of the Spiritual Path [tariqa], which is like a sheltered kernel, while the Sacred Law [Shari'a] is like a shell that keeps it safe and sound.

 That is why 'Ali (may Allah be well pleased with him) once said: "All the spiritual paths [Turuq] are closed to people, apart from those who follow the command of Allah's Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace).' Translated by Muhtar Holland.

The Second Book which is attached (Pearls of the Heart) is a list Eighteen Sermons  by Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir Jillani

About Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani

Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani  In A.H. 488, at the age of eighteen,  left his native province to become a student in the great capital city of Baghdaad, the hub of political, commercial and cultural activity, and the center of religious learning in the world of Islaam.  After studying traditional sciences under such teachers as the prominent Hanbalii jurist [faqiih], Abuu Sa'd 'Alii al-Mukharrimii, he encountered a more spiritually oriented instructor in the saintly person of Abu'l-Khair Hammaad ad-Dabbaas.

Then, instead of embarking on his own professorial career, he abandoned the city and spent twenty-five years as a wanderer in the desert regions of 'Iraq.  He was over fifty years old by the time he returned to Baghdaad, in A.H. 521/1127 C.E., and began to preach in public.  His hearers were profoundly affected by the style and content of his lectures, and his reputation grew and spread through all sections of society.  He moved into the school [madrasa] belonging to his old teacher al-Mukharrimii, but the premises eventually proved inadequate.

In the words of Shaikh Muzaffer Ozak Efendi:  'The venerable 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani passed on to the Realm of Divine Beauty in A.H. 561/1166 C.E.,

 About the translator
Muhtar Hollandwas born in 1935, in the ancient city of Durham in the North East of England. This statement may be considered anachronistic, however, since he did not bear the name Muhtar until 1969, when he was moved-by powerful experiences in the latihan kejiwaan of Subud-to embrace the religion of Islam.
 This Fresh translation should be a welcome addition to the library resources of the scholar and layman alike, and a great interest to students, teachers, and seekers of spiritual knowledge and understanding everywhere

Some of his translations Include the following:

 

Inner Dimension Of Islamic Worship (From Ghazali's Ihya ulum ud din

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