The Secret of Secrets, considered one of the greatest works of classical Sufi and interpreted here for the first time in English by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi, was written by ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani’ (1077-1166), the eponymous founder of the Qadiriya order, the first of the great Sufi brotherhoods which radiate throughout the Islamic World. Born near Caspian Sea, he was the son of the great saint Fatima bint ‘Abdullah al-Sawma’i. After a period of intense intellectual and mystical training ‘Abd Al-Qadir received the Khirqa (robe of initiation) and was soon recognised as a saint and scholar, consulted, loved and revered by caliph and pauper alike. AS one of the most venerated figures in Sufism his Burial place in Baghdad still attracts numerous visitors from many countries
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English translation of Futuh al-Sham, the inspiring history of the Sahabah's conquest of ash-Sham (which today includes Syria, Lebanon, Palestine Jordan, and other parts of Arabia, Iraq and Turkey) as narrated by the great historian al-Imam al-Waqidi. Events only briefly mentioned in other works are dealt with in detail here. The strategies of Khalid ibn al-Walid, the piety of Abu Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah, the bravery of Dirar al-Kindi and many more are vividly described. This work also sheds light on lesser known aspects of Islamic history such as the significant role of women and Roman princes who embraced Islam. This book consists of 2 Volumes: Volume 1 Modern Day Syria Including Damascus Hims Al-Yarmuk Baytul Muqaddas Antioch Volume 2 Conquest of Memphis & Alexandria (Lower Egypt) Conquest of Kurdistan and Armenia Conquest of Mesopotamia (Iraq) Conquest of Upper Egypt English rendering by Maulana Sulayman al-Kindi of South Africa. Printed in superior quality paper and excellent typesetting. Book to treasure for personal use or give us gift. The author, Al-Imam al-Waqidi, the great historian, was born at the beginning of 130 Hijri in al Madinah, where he began his studies. He migrated to Iraq in 180 Hijri during the reign of Mamun ar-rashid. There Yahya al Barmaki welcomed him due to his great learning and he was included as one of Mamun's elite. He was soon appointed as judge and held this post until his death in 207 Hijri.