Sufism: A Wayfarer's Guide and Naqshbandi Way by Shaikh Amin 'ala Ad-din An-naqshbandiSufism: A Wayfarer's Guide and Naqshbandi Way by Shaikh Amin 'ala Ad-din An-naqshbandi

Sufism: A Wayfarer's Guide and Naqshbandi Way

byShaikh Amin 'ala Ad-din An-naqshbandiTranslated byMuhammad Sharif Ahmad, Muhtar Holland

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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Unlike most English-language books on Sufism—which tend to reflect on the sociocultural orientations of the modern West—this account provides a window into the living Sufism of the Khalidi-Naqshbandi of Kurdistan. In this sense, Sufism is quite unique as it contextualizes the practice both historically and within the Islamic religious milieu. With reviews on the 25 stations experienced by Sufis, from repentance to servanthood, this reference also discusses 15 common altered states of consciousness as well as technical terms, praiseworthy and blameworthy attributes, and the Naqshbandi path. Given its comprehensive content, this book offers a solid basis upon which to understand authentic Sufi practice.

Shaikh Amin 'Ala ad-Din an-Naqshbandi was the paramount Naqshbandi shaykh in Kurdistan and great-grandson of Mawlana Khalid, the founder-figure of the Khalidi-Naqshbandi Sufi lineage. Dr. Muhammad Sharif Ahmad was a professor at Baghdad University, a member of Iraq's scientific committee, and a deputy minister. Muhtar Holland was a wel...
Title:Sufism: A Wayfarer's Guide and Naqshbandi WayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:Fons VitaeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1891785834

ISBN - 13:9781891785832

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Editorial Reviews

“An unusual synthesis of the Naqshbandi teaching written in a clear language and a very didactic approach, Amin 'Ala al-Din al-Naqshbandi’s book is a worthwhile exposition of Sufism written by a prominent shaykh of a famous Sufi family in the Kurdish area of Iraq.”  —Thierry Zarcone, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique