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The Book of Certainty
The Book of Certainty

The Book of Certainty

The Sufi Doctrine of Faith, Vision and Gnosis

RELIGION

90 Pages, 4 1/2 x 7 3/4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $20.95 (CA $23.00) (US $20.95)

Publication Date: September 1996

ISBN 9780946621378

Rights: US & CA

Islamic Texts Society (Sep 1996)

Price: $20.95
 
 

Overview

'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.

Reviews

"This book is an excellent introduction to Sufism, highly intelligent, balanced, lucid, well-written and in places really eloquent." —Islamic Culture, Hyderabad

"Wonderful, short and sweet discussion of symbols and the spiritual world...important and significant window into the Sufi mode of speech." —Journal of Islamic Studies

"Abu Bakr Siraj ad-Din has bestowed upon the world a great benefaction in giving it this very important Sufic treatise." —Islamic Quarterly