Author: Cornell, Vincent J.
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Description: The introduction to this work contains a biography of Abu Madyan based on his own words, as well as a critical and historical discussion of the ‘way’, or tariqa, of this important spiritual master from the Maghreb. Several of his works are presented here, such as’Basic principles of the Sufi Path’, ‘The Blessed Creed’, and ‘The supplication for forgiveness’. Shaykh Abu Madyan saw sincerity as being necessary not only for individual development but for the good of society and he states: “With the corruption of the masses appears the ruly of tyranny; with the corruption of the elite appear false prophets who seduce the masses away from religion”. Includes the Arabic text.