In this precious translation of selections from the letters of Shaikh ad-Darqawi, each letter is a precious gem of wisdom, an indispensable key to open certain doors which stand before every traveler upon the Path.
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.
The Dalaʾil al-Khayrāt has been a source of light for the Muslim community ever since its composition in the late 9th/15th century by Imam al-Jazuli, and it is probably the most oft-recited compilation of ṣalwat in the Muslim world.
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.