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The Book of Certainty: The Sufi Doctrine of Faith, Vision and Gnosis : Golden Palm S. - Abu Bakr Siraj Ad-din

The Book of Certainty: The Sufi Doctrine of Faith, Vision and Gnosis

Golden Palm S.

Paperback

Published: January 1992
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'To express in the language of Sufism, that is, Islamic mysticism, some of the universal truths which lie at the heart of all religions' - this is the book's avowed purpose. It came into being because the author was asked by a friend to set down in writing what he considered to be the most important things that a human being can know. He was also asked to make it very easy, and despite the depth of all that it contains, it has in fact a remarkable simplicity and clarity, due no doubt to the constant use of traditional imagery which awakens and penetrates the imagination.

'This book is an excellent introduction to Sufism, highly intelligent, balanced, lucid, well-written and in places really eloquent.' Islamic Culture, Hyderabad. 'Abu Bakr Siraj ad-Din has bestowed upon the world a great benefaction in giving it this very important Sufic treatise, for, belonging as it does to our own time, it is easier for us to assimilate than are the treatises and commentaries of Sufis of old.' Islamic Quarterly. 'A wonderful, short and sweet discussion of symbols and the spiritual world ... an important and significant window into the Sufi mode of speech.' Journal of Islamic Studies.

Preface; 1. The Truth of Certainty; 2. The Garden of the Spirit; 3. The Eye of Certainty; 4. The Lore of Certainty; 5. The Gardens of the Heart and the Soul; 6. The Fall; 7. The Symbol; 8. The Four Worlds; 9. The Waters; 10. The Creator of the Pairs; 11. The Symbolism of Marriage; 12. The Sun and the Moon; 13. The Seal of Solomon; 14. The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; 15. The Narrow Gate; 16. The Covenant; The Caravan of Winter; The Caravan of Summer.

ISBN: 9780946621378
ISBN-10: 0946621373
Series: Golden Palm S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 90
Published: January 1992
Publisher: The Islamic Texts Society
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised