Author: Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Thanvi); Shaykh Masihullah Khan Sherwani (editor, translator)
Publisher: White Thread Press (2005)
Pages: 159 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
"A critical and profound insight into the essential themes of spiritual thought in South Asia during the 20th century"
—Dr Mahmood Chandia, Subject Leader in Islamic Studies at the University of Lancashire, UK
"This work clearly presents a selection of the most important, and the most profound, of Mawlana Thanawi's teachings" — Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo, Shari'a scholar and translator
Shaykh Masihullah Khan, a renowned student of the eminent Mawlana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi, wrote Shari'at & Tasawwuf to pass on to future generations of Muslims the numerous benefits of his teacher’s wisdom. The teachings gathered here are notes of admonition and encouragement written by a man who has walked the path to his Creator; and at their core, these teachings are sustenance for the ailing hearts and souls of our time.
White Thread Press makes this invaluable work available in elegant and moving prose, while remaining true to its traditional origins. The result, a profound awakening of the heart, is within the reach of all. Those new to the spiritual sciences will delight in the range and profundity of the psychological and spiritual disciplines of Islam, while those already on the Path will gain new insights and perspectives.
At a time when the discourse surrounding Islam is generally inauthentic and shallow, The Path to Perfection presents a much-needed antidote. It goes beyond simply diagnosing the spiritual ailments that afflict us; it puts forward means of eradicating them, so that we as individuals, as communities, and as an Umma can reap the benefits of a spiritual way of life.