This is the first English translation of works attributed to Abu Madyan, a seminal figure of Sufism in Muslim Spain and North Africa. The Arabic text accompanying the English translation also represents the first scholarly edition of these works in the original language.
Al-Kuhin’s Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyya Al-Kubra is a collection of biographies of Sufi Masters from the Shadhili Tariqa. Selections are included from other works, and in total details of the lives of nearly 100 of the Awliya spanning some eight centuries are included.
This unique series profiles the lives of Sayyida Fatima Yashrutia, Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad, Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj, Muzaffer Ozak Efendi, Sidi Muhammad ibn al-Habib, Sufi ‘Abd Allah Khan, Sayyid ‘Umar ‘Abd Allah Mwinyi Baraka, and Shaykh Salih al-Ja‘fari.