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For the Sufis, the healing of the sick is considered to be the most important of all services to humanity. For the first time in the West, the author presents the secret principles and practices of this divine science, based on the 800-year tradition of the Chishti Order. Among the many topics covered are dietary recommendations of the Prophet, the preparation of herbal formulas, healing with essential oils, illnesses arising at various stages of the soul's evolution, fasting and prayer, talismans, and the "infallible remedy."
" . . . an easy read that demystifies the Sufi practice of divine healing." * Muslim Views, January 2002 * "The most authoritative book on the subject in the English language." * EastWest * ". . . very illuminating. . . written by someone who stands in the genuine Sufi tradition, and can therefore speak with authority." * Professor Annemarie Schimmel Harvard University * "The most authoritative work on the subject in the English language." * Natural Health *
The Book of Sufi Healing Foreword Shajarah, or line of Succession, of Shaykh Moinuddin Notes on the Transliteration and Pronunciation of Arabic Words Preface Prologue 1. What is Health? 2. The Hierarchy of Creation 3. The Stations of the Soul 4. Food and Health 5. Akhlat: The Four Essences of the Body 6. Foods of the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) 7. Herbal Formulas for Common Ailments 8. Fasting: The Best Medicine 9. Salat: The Postures of the Prophets 10. The Soul of the Rose 11. The Universe of the Breath 12. Tacwidh: The Merciful Prescriptions 13. Dhikr: Divine Remembrance 14. The Origin of Miracles 15. The Keys of the Treasures of the Heavens and the Earth 16. The Infallible Remedy Appendixes I. The Islamic Calendar II. Some Useful Short Surahs of the Holy Qur'an III. The Divine Attributes IV. Glossary V. Bibliography Index
ISBN: 9780892813247 ISBN-10: 0892813245 Series: No Audience:
Published: 31st December 1992 Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.9
Weight (kg): 0.38