"A valuable contribution to the field...clearly and elegantly presented, accessible." -- Journal of Islamic Studies
"An admirable job in presenting not only a translation but a lucid interpretation of one of Jilani's most important works." -- Gnosis
About the Author
Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, born near the Caspian Sea, was the son of the great saint Fatima bint ABook Descriptionullah al-Sawma'i. After a period of intense intellectual and mystical training he 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.