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.
The Virtues of Seclusion in Times of Confusion is a timely work about unplugging, physically and virtually, as a viable and sorely needed third option between absolute isolation from society and unrestricted social interaction.