Zulkigami The text is about avoiding the anxieties associated with rational calculation, hoarding wealth, and exercising self-interest. Glossary Some terminology that may be used in this description includes: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Al-tadbid over to zoom Click for full size. On the Mawlawi Sufism method. Collecting food and drink books Nothing quite whets the appetite for rare and collectible books like old and vintage cookbooks.
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Shelves: shadhili-literature , condemned I first tried to read this translation a few years ago, but to my dismay, I was unable to read more than a few chapters. I now understand why. I find that the same thing often occurs with translations. In this one in particular, I cannot recognize Ibn Ata Allah. Instead, the only person whom I first tried to read this translation a few years ago, but to my dismay, I was unable to read more than a few chapters.
Instead, the only person whom I see is Scott Kugle. This became apparent to me after reading Illuminating Guidance on the Dropping of Self-Direction , which was the motivation for my returning to this translation and forcing myself to read it from cover-to-cover a very painful experience. I unfortunately would not recommend this translation, as I feel it has muddied a pure spring.
God has offered you a taste of the liquor sipped by the people of divine intimacy. God has made you the followers of those people who are chosen to bear divine messages. Their hearts break with longing when they realize that their vision cannot perceive God - then their broken hearts are strengthened through insight as God becomes actual in their lives, bestowing upon them light.
Then God could reveal the subtlest of artful actions through which their lives are sustained, and they desisted from resistance and obstinate self-will. The Book of Illumination, Know, my companions, may Allah make you to be from among His lovers and enrich you with His nearness, and cause you to drink from the cup of His beloveds, and safeguard you from His absence by His perpetual presence, and unite you with His servants whom He chose for His communion and message, those servants whose crushed hearts He consoled and comforted when they realized that their perceptions could not attain to Him due to the glorious lights of His manifestations.
He opened for them the gardens of proximity and from them granted their hearts the inspirations of the fragrant breezes of His bestowal. He caused them to witness His pre-eternal planning for them, so that they submitted confidently to Him, and He revealed to them the secret distillation of His subtle mercy in His actions, so they left off contention with Him. Illuminating Guidance Other examples could be provided, but even this selection, in my humble opinion, in respect to grammar e.
That is quite unfortunate because Fons Vitae has such a larger distribution network and name recognition, this translation will probably be the official translation of Kitab al-Tanwir and the gem that is Dr. I suspect that part of the reason why is that unlike Professor Kugle, Dr. Ibraim al-Shaghouri is a native Arabic speaker who mastered English, raised as a traditional Muslim and has studied a very similar scholarly tradition as the original author; while Professor Kugle is a native English speaker who then learned Arabic and studied the religion as an academic discipline.
Thus, the perspective from which each translation is coming are radically different. Give it a miss. I believe that the people who have this more than one star only did so out of deference to Ibn Ata Illah and because they have not read the other much superior translation: Illuminating Guidance on the Dropping of Self-Direction their having nothing to compare it to. I only gave this one star because if I gave it zero, Goodreads would not consider it in the average scoring.
Other translations are riddle with blatant translation mistakes, but this one was unnecessarily interpretive for reasons I can only surmise. Therefore, after brewing over this translation, I was inspired to create an exclusive "condemned" shelf because of it. However, after returning to this review, I realized that the brief selection from the introduction does not adequately convey the flaws of this translation. God-willing, this review will be updated when I am able to get my copy to correct this problem.
The Book of Illumination – (Kitab al-Tanwir fi Isqat al-Tadbir)
Akinoshicage Nothing quite whets the appetite for rare and collectible books like old and vintage cookbooks. Quotes from The Book of Illum Will anyone else step in to take care of you? The text is about avoiding the anxieties associated with rational calculation, hoarding wealth, and exercising self-interest. Although not much is known about his life, he had the best teachers in all branches of traditional sciences and became known as a great master of Islamic law of the Maliki School. In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description. Find Rare Books Book Value. A al-ranwir of al-Mursi, he was the second to succeed Jitab Abul-Hasan, the founder of the Shadhili Order, which continues to this day.
The Book of Illumination: Kitab al-Tanwir fi Isqat al-Tadbir
The text is about avoiding the anxieties associated with rational calculation, hoarding wealth, and exercising self-interest. The author meant it to be an ethical introduction to Sufi mysticism, a first stepping-stone for aspirants who would experience spiritual intimacy with God within the framework of Islamic ethics and law. While revealing important characteristics of North African Islamic thought, The Book of Illumination also addresses the concerns of contemporary audiences. Though thoroughly medieval in its subtle elaboration on the richness of scripture and its belief in the efficacy of sainthood, The Illumination is also uniquely contemporary in its piercing critique of selfish desire and rational calculation. Will anyone else step in to take care of you? That seems simple enough, but the text reveals the profound depth of this proposition.