Al-Sharhul Hadi 'Ashar 'ala al-Hikam al-'Atta'iyyah
By al-Shaykh al-Imam Ahmad Zaruq al-Fasi (d. 846-899 H)
Tahqiq by Nazar Hammadi
Hardback 416 Pages
Publisher : Dar Ibn Hazm
About The Book
This is a Commentary on the Hikam of Ibn 'Ata'illah Iskandari which serves as an ethical guide to those seeking God.
The Hikam contains a collection of short spiritual sayings each containing profound meaning driven from the Qur'an and Sunnah, and deals with issues related to tawhid, ethics and day-to-day conduct.
People have spoken and written much about Sufism, this commentary of Ibn Ata'Illah's famous book of Aphorism or Book of Wisdoms (al-Hikam al-Ata'iyya) will help one understand sufism whether one has a tariqa and a sheikh or not.
About Ata'Allah Iskandari
Taj ad-Din Abul-Fadl Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abd al-Karim b. Ata'Allah al-Iskandari, al-Judhami ash-Shadhili, known simply as Ibn 'Ata'Allah, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, as his nisbah indicates, about the middle of the seventh/thirteenth century. His family were renowned Maliki scholars from the Banu Judham tribe, originally from Arabia. His grandfather, Abd al-Karim (d. 612 AH/1216 AD) had distinguished himself as an expert in fiqh, usul (principles of jurisprudence), and Arabic, having studied under the famous Abul-Hasan al-Abyari. He had written several books, among which were al-Bayin wa't-Taqrib fi Sharh at-Tahdhib, Mukhtasar at-Tahdhib, and Mukhtasar al-Mufassal, and had been very hostile to Suflism.
About Sheikh Ahmed Zarruq (1442-1493)
Shihab ud-Din Abu al-Abbas Ahmed b Ahmed b Muhammad b Isa al-Barnusi al-Fasi. was a Shadhili Sufi Sheikh and founder of the Zarruqiyye branch of the Shadhili Sufi order (Tariqa). He was born in 846 H in Morocco.
He studied the traditional Islamic sciences such and wrote extensively on a number of subjects. His most famous works to have come down to us are his commentaries on Maliki jurisprudence and his this commentary upon the Hikam of ibn 'Ata Allah.
From Morocco he travelled to the Hijaz and Egypt before taking up residence in Misurata in Libya a place which he loved and where he passed away in 899 Hijri.
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