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Illuminating Guidance

Illuminating Guidance on the Dropping of Self-Direction; One of the main reasons why this specific book is so fundamental is that it deals with a cardinal doctrine of the Shadhdhuli teaching, namely, the ceasing of self-direction and management in favor of choosing the management and direction of Allah (isqat at-tadbir). Ibn ‘Ata’Illah deals with the proper […]

  • Shaykh Ibn 'Ata'illah as Sakandari
  • An-Noor Educational Foundation
  • 2010
Illuminating Guidance
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Illuminating Guidance
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    Illuminating Guidance on the Dropping of Self-Direction; One of the main reasons why this specific book is so fundamental is that it deals with a cardinal doctrine of the Shadhdhuli teaching, namely, the ceasing of self-direction and management in favor of choosing the management and direction of Allah (isqat at-tadbir). Ibn 'Ata'Illah deals with the proper approach to acquiring one's daily provision, the proper manners of withholding it and spending it, and most importantly, how and why one should not waste one's energy in anxiety over it. In this respect, the Way of the Shadhdhuliyyah, unlike some of the other ways of Sufism, does not call for a life of begging and mendicancy, but rather teaches its adherents to live a life of intense contemplation in the midst of the worldly means of livelihood. In other words, 'being in the world but not of the world.' And the importance of this book can also be seen in the method it teaches the reader of how to apply this advice.

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    • Shaykh Ibn 'Ata'illah as Sakandari
    • An-Noor Educational Foundation
    • 2010
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