Heartfelt Advice To A Friend
By Imam ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (d. 751 H)
Paperback 80 Pages
Size : 14 x 22 cm
ISBN : 9781904336471
Dar Us-Sunnah Classic Collection
About The Book
In this short yet substantial tract of ibn al-Qayyim, he pens a message of heartfelt advice and appreciation to a friend of his by the name of 'Ala' Al-Din; invoking Allah's Kindness, Guidance and Blessing upon him.Within this translation of 'Risalatu ibn al-Qayyim ila' Ahadi Ikhwawanihi', the author explain the finer points of having a need in seeking Allah's Guidance in all of our affairs and the means to persist upon the Straight Path.
The risalah includes six weighty elements by which a Muslim can achieve happiness and pleasure; and through which righteousness can be perfected. The knowledge-based content of the book reflects ibn al-Qayyim's attention to detail, while explaining it in an easy to understand manners, it's modeled as sincere advice to his friend that will of course, be of wider benefit to all who read it IN SHA ALLAH.
He commented that, "if you come to know what I have explained (in this message), you will then know that the ultimate pleasure, perfect delight and rejoice, grace and good life are found only in knowing Allah, worshiping Him alone, feeling comfort and affability with Him, longing to meet Him, and devoting the heart and endeavours for Him.
About The Author
Imam ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah was born into a scholarly and virtuous family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that time Damascus was a center of literature and thought.
Many schools were located there and he studied and graduated under the protection, direction and sponsorship of his father. He was particularly influenced by his Shaykh and teacher Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, and also by Ibn ash-Shirazi amongst others.
Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya died in the city of Damascus the year 751 AH/1350 C.E.,when he was scarcely 60 years old, and was buried at the cemetery of Bab- al-Saghir, near the grave of his father - Rahimahuma Allah.
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