Virtues Of Seclusion In Times Of Confusion
Takmil al-Nu'ut fi Luzum al-Buyut
(Completion Of Praiseworthy Qualities Through Remaining At Home)
By Shaykh 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi
Translation & Notes By Abdul Aziz Suraqah
Foreword By Shadee Elmasry
Paperback 43+65 Pages
ISBN : 9781944820930
Publisher : Ibriz Media
About The Book
The Virtues of Seclusion in Times of Confusion is a timely work about unplugging, physically and virtually, as a viable and sorely needed third option between absolute isolation from society and unrestricted social interaction.
In this work that speaks to us and our time, Shaykh 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi brilliantly weaves together the Quranic verses, hadith reports, and counsels of the Salaf concerning self-imposed seclusion and its importance as a protective measure to safeguard our faith and shore up our spiritual defenses in times of strife and confusion (fitna).
This seclusion, he tells us, is not about withdrawing completely from society and heading for the hills, but rather sitting things out, keeping busy with personal and familial concerns, minding our business—staying at home. It is a call for taking careful stock of where we are spiritually and assessing where exactly our sphere of influence is and not overextending ourselves to our own detriment and the detriment of our loved ones.
- Translator's Preface
- Foreword By Dr. Shadee El Masry
- Biography of Shaykh ‘Abd Al-Ghani Al-Nabulusi
- Chapter 1: On Self-Imposed Isolation and Avoidance of People During times of Confusion and Strife
- Chapter 2: The Legal Dispensation Allowing One to Avoid the “Imams of Fitna” in the Mosques
- Chapter 3: How the Early Muslims (Salaf) Were During Periods of Corruption
- Chapter 4: Early Imams Who Withdrew from Society
- Appendix I: Selected Narrations from Ibn Abi al-Dunya’s Kitab al-‘Uzla wa al-Infirad (The Book of Withdrawal and Seclusion)
- Appendix II: Selected Narrations from Ibn Abi al-Dunya’s Kitab al-Tawadu’ wa al-Khumul (The Book of Humility and Obscurity)
About The Author
Shaykh 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (d. 1143 AH) was a high ranking Hanafi jurist, theologian, and spiritual master in the Ottoman era from Damascus, Syria. He was a gifted and prolific author, and a virtual encyclopedia of Islamic knowledge, who joined the exoteric and esoteric, authoring over 200 book on a variety of sciences. He taught in the renowned Umawi Mosque in Damascus and the Salihiyya Seminary.
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