The author’s aim was to compile a manual that was practical and easy to follow for the general Muslim and provide them with a guideline that encompassed the remembrance of Allah throughout the day from morning till night.
The Ratib ul-Attas is the famous litany of the great Qutb Habib Umar bin Abd ar-Rahman al-Attas. It is renowned for its numerous benefits, relief from difficulties, protection from tribulations, hardships and for the fulfilment of needs.
Spiritual Insights presents five classic treatises from the illustrious tradition of the Bā ‘Alawī Sayyids, scholars and spiritual masters of Ḥaḍramawt in southern Yemen, expertly translated with full commentaries.
The first part of the book deals with the basic beliefs of Islam, the second with aspects of the faith that are widely misunderstood, and the third provides guidance for those wishing to tread the spiritual path.
These letters provide unique insights into the Imam’s learning, wisdom, and personality. They reflect his relationships with family, friends, rulers and others, his life and times, and his reactions to current events. Also notable is his frequent use of verses to highlight points with extra force and eloquence; these are translated in full.