This book settles the question of the physical direction of Mecca from North America in the first thirty pages, after which it presents to readers for the first time the 1998 Fatwa of al-Azhar on the North American qibla.
Providing a precious glimpse into the real practice of the mystical life within the Sufi tradition, this volume marks the first time any of Ibn ‘Arabi's prayers have been translated into another language.
In describing al-Wabil al-Sayyib, here translated into English for the first time asIbn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on the Invocation of God, the author says, ‘We have mentioned [in it] nearly one hundred benefits of remembrance of God [dhikr].
This book contains more than 200 du'as from the Qur'an and Hadith in Arabic for daily reading, along with their transliteration, translation, and commentary in English. The commentary explains the historical background, meanings, merits, and special significance of the du'a in question.
The power of a sacred name can imbue the utterer with the sanctity of the Named, so the invocation of God's name or one of His attributes has long served as an established methodology for spiritual realization.