Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? By Shaykh Mawlay al-Arabi ad-Darqawi and translated by Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley, these letters from one of the greatest shaykhs of sufism to his pupils, are a constant source of renewal and inspiration to the wayfarer. It serves as a very vivid and clear introduction to the great masterwork of sufic science, The Meaning of Man, whose author was Sidi Ali al-Jamal the Master of Shaykh ad-Darqawi. Read more Read less.
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Category: Sufism. Each letter is a precious gem of wisdom, an indispensable key to open certain doors which stand before every traveler upon the Path. Almost all the letters concern the method and the operative aspects of the Way based on the central techniques of the invocation or dhikr. In this domain they must be considered among the most direct instructions given on Sufic method to be found in all Sufi literature, where generally masters have preferred to refer to the actual spiritual techniques through allusion.
Occasionally, however, fundamental facets of Sufi doctrine are also discussed. Close Menu Search Search. Forthcoming Publications Thomas Merton Series. Translator: Titus Burckhardt. Product Info Category: Sufism. Product Description. By this suffering their hearts are purified and transformed into pure substance. Lacking such encounters with reality, nobody would reach the knowledge of God, far from it, for 'if there were no arenas for souls, the runners would not be able to run their course' as it is said in Ibn 'Ata-Illah's Hikam, in which he also says: 'In the variety of signs and changing states I came to recognize Thine intention in regard to me, that of showing me all things, so that there might be nothing in which I would not know Thee.
He has also enriched Sufi literature in Western languages and made available one more document of extraordinary power and beauty belonging to the recent past. In later years, through his translations, he was to share these treasures with a wider public. One of his most important works of translation was of the spiritual letters of the renowned 18th-century Moroccan Shaikh Mulay al-'Arabi ad-Darqawi.
These letters manifest a deep and lively insight into timeless metaphysical truths and, at the same time, are a precious document of practical spiritual counsel.
Letters of Shaykh al-‘Arabi al-Darqawi
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Letters On The Spiritual Path
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Letters of a Sufi Master: The Shaykh ad-Darqawi
Abu Abdullah Muhammad al-Arabi al-Darqawi — was a Moroccan Sufi leader of the Shadhili tariqa and the author of letters concerning the dhikr he preached and instructions for daily life. He stressed noninvolvement in worldly affairs Dunya and spoke against other Sufi orders exploiting claims of barakah blessings. A branch of the Shadhili order, the Darqawa , was organized around his teachings after his death, with members coming from a wide range of social groups. Though the Darqawa was once the most important tariqah in Morocco , its power waned as it spread throughout North Africa. Almost all of the letters concern the method based on the central techniques of invocation or dhikr , not usually discussed openly by Sufi masters. Titus Burckhardt has made this translation on the basis of two nineteenth-century manuscripts as well as the lithographed edition. Salutations and peace upon our master Muhammad and his family.
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