The Sufi Science of Self-Realization: A Guide to the Seventeen Ruinous Traits, the Ten Steps to Discipleship and the Six Realities of the by Shaykh Muhammad  Hisham KabbaniThe Sufi Science of Self-Realization: A Guide to the Seventeen Ruinous Traits, the Ten Steps to Discipleship and the Six Realities of the by Shaykh Muhammad  Hisham Kabbani

The Sufi Science of Self-Realization: A Guide to the Seventeen Ruinous Traits, the Ten Steps to…

byShaykh Muhammad Hisham KabbaniForeword byShaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani

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The Sufi master Abu 'l-Hasan al-Kharqani asserted that the human state contains seventeen chief ruinous traits, each of which resembles a great tree, with main branches, smaller branches, twigs and leaves, all laden with various kinds of negativity. At the same time, human beings were granted six tremendous powers from the Divine: the power of attraction; the power of manifesting God's blessings; the power of intercession for those who oppress themselves; the power of directing the heart of seekers; the power of guidance; and the power to move in time and space. The path from submersion in the negative traits to the unveiling of these six powers is known as the Migration to Perfected Character. Consisting of ten steps, it leads one from the ruinous aspects of the arrogant self, to achieve the state of satisfaction with the Divine decree and to achieve gnostic knowledge on the way to complete realization. Through a ten step program Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, a master of the Naqshbandi Sufi Path, describes the science of eliminating the seventeen ruinous characteristics of the tyrannical ego, to achieve purification of the soul. The sincere seeker who follows these steps, with devotion and discipline, will acheive an unveiling of the six powers which lie dormant within every human heart.

Title:The Sufi Science of Self-Realization: A Guide to the Seventeen Ruinous Traits, the Ten Steps to…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:252 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.57 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.57 inPublished:October 31, 2018Language:English

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Table of Contents

PUBLISHER’S NOTES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PREFACE
ON THE SUFI SCIENCE OF SELF-REALIZATION
FOREWORD     
STEPPING FORTH ON THE PATH TO THE DIVINE PRESENCE
The City of Knowledge
The Light of Creation
Saints in Hiding
Balancing the Self
The House of Illness
Dieting for the Soul
Breaking the Ego’s Pride

INTRODUCTION
The Journey to Discipleship
Three Levels of Following
THE SEVENTEEN RUINOUS TRAITS (AL-AKHLAQU ’DH-DHAMIMAH)
The Tree of Bad Manners
1. Anger (al-Ghadab)
A Visit to the Sultan of the Saints
2. Love of This World (Hubbu ’d-Dunya)
The Loyalty of Dogs
3. Malice (al-Hiqd)
Moses’ Response    
4. Jealousy (al-Hasad)
Exorcism
5. Vanity (al-‘Ujb)
Jihad of the Inner Self
6. Stinginess (al-Bukhl)
Generosity of Muslims
7. Avarice (al-Tama`)
8. Cowardice (al-Jubn)
9. Indolence (al-Batalah)
The Primordial Pledge of Employment
10. Arrogance (al-Kibr)
The Ocean of Hunger
11. Ostentation (al-Riya’)
The Cleansing of Death
12. Attachment (al-Hirs)
The Two Meanings of Attachment
13. Superiority (al-`Azhamah)
14. Heedlessness and Laziness (al-Ghabawah wa ’l-Kasalah)
15. Anxiety (al-Hamm)
Working without worry
16. Depression (al-Ghamm)
17. The Eight Hundred Forbidden Acts (al-Manhiyat)

THE TEN STEPS TO DISCIPLESHIP (AL-KHUTUWATU ’L-`ASHAR)
Migrating and Meditating (al-Hijrah wa ’l-Muraqabah)
About the Qiblah
Following True Leaders
The Focus of the Heart
1. Standing Up for Truth (al-Istiqamah)
Vigilance
Self-Awareness (al-Yaqazah)
2. Repenting through the Prophet (at-Tawbah)
3. Auditing (al-Muhasabah)
4. Turning Humbly to Your Lord in Surrender (al-Inabah)
   Eleven Defects that Must Be Eliminated
    1. Arrogance (al-Kibr)
    2. Envy (al-Hasad)
    3. Greed (at-Tama`)
    4. Anger (al-Ghadab)
    5. Rancor (al-Ghill)
    6. Love of Fame and Praise (Talabu ’l-`Uluw)
    7. Ostentation (ar-Riya’)
    8. Stinginess (al-Bukhl)
    9. Praising the Rich (Madhu ’l-Aghniya’)
    10. Despising the Poor (Ihtiqaru ’l-Fuqara’)
    11. Cheating (al-Ghush)

   The Turning Point: The Eight Stages of Truth
    1. Faith in Truth(al-Imanu bi ’l-Haqq)
    2. True Decision(Qararu ’l-Haqq)
    3. The Word of Truth (Kalamu ’l-Haqq)
    4. True Behavior (Suluku ’l-Haqq)
    5. True Action (`Amalu ’l-Haqq)
    6. The Struggle of Truth (Juhdu ’l-Haqq)
    7. The Meditation of Truth (Ta’amulu ’l-Haqq)
    8. True Concentration (Tarkizu ’l-Haqq)
5. Contemplating Deeply (at-Taffakur)
6. Remembering Your Subconscious (at-Tadhakkur)
7. Holding Fast (al-`Itisam)
The Presence of Saints
8. Running to God (al-Firaru il-Allah)
9. Training (at-Tamrinu wa ’t-Tadbir)
10. Listening (al-Istima`)
THE SIX POWERS OF THE HEART (AL-HAQA’IQ AL-QALBIYYAH AS-SITT)
The Opening of the Heart
Decoding the Realities