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In describing al-Wabil al-Sayyib, here translated into English for the first time asIbn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on the Invocation of God, the author says, ‘We have mentioned [in it] nearly one hundred benefits of remembrance of God [dhikr].

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EAN 13 / ISBN 9780946621781
Binding Paperback
Author Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya
Translator M. Abdurrahman Fitzgerald, Youssef Slitine
Publisher Islamic Texts Society
Pages 120
Year Published 2010
Length 8.9 in
Width 5.7 in
Height 0.3 in

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In describing al-Wabil al-Sayyib, here translated into English for the first time asIbn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on the Invocation of God, the author says, ‘We have mentioned [in it] nearly one hundred benefits of remembrance of God [dhikr], and the secrets of remembrance. This is a book of great usefulness.’ Written in the fourteenth century by the renowned theologian Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, this treatise movingly details the many blessings of the remembrance of God. Through discussions of the ego, the nature of the body, the ephemerality of the world, the degrees of prayer, fasting, charity, and the purification of the heart, this beautifully written work is a genuine contribution to Muslim spirituality. What makes Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on the Invocation of God of great interest is that it illustrates the spiritual life of Ibn Qayyim and of his teacher, the Hanbalite reformer Ibn Taymiyya (1263AH/1328AD).

 

About Author:

Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr (also known as Ibn al-Qayyim ("The son of the principal") or Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah ("Son of the principal of the (school of) Jawziyyah")) (1292–1350 CE / 691 AH–751 AH) was an Arab Sunni Islamic jurist, commentator on the Qur'an and theologian. Although he is sometimes referred to as "the scholar of the heart", given his extensive works pertaining to human behaviour and ethics, Ibn al-Qayyim's scholarship was focused on the sciences of Hadith and Fiqh.

About Translator:

Michael Abdurrahman Fitzgerald has assisted in the research and annotation for a number of works and is the co-translator of The Invocation of God.

 

A Selection from the Table of Contents

The Paths to Happiness

The Love of God

Ephemerality of the World

Divine Oneness the Key to Heaven

Three Kinds of Hearts

The Many Benefits of Remembrance

Remembrance and Supplication

Appendix I: The Arabic Text of Recommended Invocations

Appendix II: Biographical Notes

Appendix III: Concerning the Breath of the One Fasting

Index of Qur’anic Quotations.