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The Secret of Secrets (Golden Palm Series) Paperback – December 1, 1997
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"An admirable job in presenting not only a translation but a lucid interpretation of one of Jilani's most important works." -- Gnosis
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The lengthy and beautiful introduction by Shaykh Tosun is a brilliant synopsis of the life and works of His Excelleny Shaykh of Shaykhs, Shaykh Abd al Qadir al Jilani (may Allah be pleased with him and with us for his sake!) and a great introduction to this greatest of Muslim Saints. It gives a glimpse of the exalted status and spirituality of this amazing human being.
A must read!
After I read The Secret of Secrets, I also read al-Jilani's Ghunyat al-Talibin in an English translation, in which I found very little of interest. This raises the question of the importance of finding the right translation and at the same time makes clear that there is no way of knowing how good the translation is without knowing the original language, in this case Arabic.
At least in the English version this book is full of power!
The Secret of Secrets repeats the secret so many times that it is no more a secret! The book is full of wisdom and deep insight into the workings of the Ego and the Unity with the Absolute, also called Allah.
Al-Jilani has a fairly peculiar view on seclusion and solitude, which I found hilarious; he says that those who withdraw from life do it to save people in the world from his undesirable character and existence. Something to reflect upon!
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While reading this book I felt a strong pressure on my chest. Not long after I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Stick to the Bible.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It came very nicely packed, and the book looks wonderful, can't wait to go deep into it.Published 13 months ago by Georgiana
There are chapters in here that can speak to the 21st century seeker like they are written today and yet it is from over 600 years ago. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Johnny Fiama