Author: Imam Abu 'l-Abbas Ahmad ibn Taimiyya; Muhtar Holland (translator)
Publisher: Al-Baz Publishing Inc. (2010)
Pages: 101 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
"This is a commentary by the famous Imam on the Futuh al-Ghaib, a collection of 78 discourses by Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani. In it is to be found the clear approval that the Imam had for the Sufi path, provided that the commandments of the Sacred Law (Shari'a) are faithfully observed. In it Ibn Taimiyya extols several of the great Sufi saints (awliya'), and elucidates many of the discourses of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir. This may surprise those who have been informed that Imam ibn Taimiyya was opposed to Sufism and was hostile to it. It is a fact that the Imam himself was a sufi, having taken the cloak (khirqa) of the Qadiris from Abi ibn Qudama who received it from Imam Muwaffaq ibn Qudama. As he said himself, 'There are but two between me and Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir,' "