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CLASSICAL ISLAM and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition , by Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

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Paperback - 723 pages :                                                                                      by Shaykh Hisham Kabbani  

 

Considered one of the most distinguished schools of Islamic spirituality, the Naqshbandi Sufi Order has a long and illustrious history reaching back to the first days of Islam. Led by the Shaykhs of the Golden Chain — inheritors of the spiritual knowledge of the Prophets and Saints — the Naqshbandi Order has always played a central, pivotal role in the life of the Muslim world and has survived the turmoil and tribulations of the past century to remain one of the few authentic mystical traditions maintaining a living link with its ancient past.

Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition is the most detailed and authentic book ever written about a Sufi order in English. Providing a comprehensive history of the Naqshbandi Order, the author Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, one of the most respected teachers of Islamic spirituality in the world today, traces the lives of its foremost teachers from Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam to the present. Their life stories are intimately woven with landmark events of history, from the time of the Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam’s Companions to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the re-emergence of Islam in the former Soviet Union. Furthermore this book details the fundamental principles of the Sufi Path and the primary teachings of the Naqshbandi Order, exploring the doctrines and practices whose goal is nothing less than bringing humankind to its highest potential as the viceregent of God.

The outcome of extensive research, this book is based on the experiences of a traditional Sufi Shaykh over many years. Bringing to bear his voluminous knowledge of Islamic jurisprudence, and combining it with superlative storytelling, Shaykh Kabbani provides the Western reader with a sumptuous spiritual feast – one that can be returned to again, not only for its comprehensive information, but for inspiration and guidance in today’s turbulent world. This major volume contains over 700 pages.


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