Author: Jamal Parekh
Publisher: Ibn Daud Books (2020)
Pages: 278 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This spiritual guide to the self is a handbook of tazkiyah or ‘self-purification’. Not only does it illustrate the maladies of the human spiritual condition, it recognizes the struggles and insecurities we all succumb to from time to time, and offers up the remedies too.The antidotes to our ailments are drawn from Qur’ānic verses and authentic ahādīth (Prophetic sayings), inspiring mindfulness of the Almighty Cherisher and His Beloved Prophet.
This guidebook, drawing on the 11th and 12th Century works of the ‘Proof of Islam’ and wondrous sage, Imām Abū Hāmid Al-Ghazālī, can be applied to our busy lives in the modern, hi-tech era, and will prove accessible to people of all ages, all denominations: believers and non-believers alike.
Ibn Daud has presented a fresh exposition of this traditional science in a contemporary format that can be applied to busy lives in the modern, hi-tech era. Its tabular design and colorful traffic light approach makes it easy to reference for a new generation. Ibn Daud also presents the real and potential negative impact that social media has on our spiritual growth, and compares this with practical ways that its influence can be harnessed for benefit.
Ibn Daud draws from 1000+ Qur’ānic verses and authentic ahādīth, inspiring mindfulness of the Almighty Cherisher and His Beloved Prophet, as well as drawing on the 11th and 12th Century works of the ‘Proof of Islam’ and wondrous sage, Imām Abū Hāmid Al-Ghazālī.
“The Day when neither wealth nor children will be of any benefit. Only those who come before Allāh with a pure heart (will be saved)”
[Qur’ān: Ash-Shu’arā’, 26: 88-89]