IN THIS COLLECTION of teachings on the inner meanings of worship in Islam, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri brings together the most profound guidance for those who journey along this path -- from the Qur'an, the Prophet's traditions, narrations from the Ahl al-Bayt, and seminal works from the Ahl al-Tasawwuf of all schools.
The essential elements of belief and practice are presented according to three levels of meaning: Shari`ah (the revealed law), tariqah (the path of discipline) and haqiqah (the transcendent truth), following the timeless habit of the Prophet (S) of combining the outer practice with the inner meaning.
The Inner Meanings of Worship in Islam will inspire the serious seeker of enlightenment to progress along the path, to purify themselves, their intentions, and their expectations at all stages of the journey. Ultimately all aspects and practices of the Shari`ah impact upon the process of grooming and refining the character of the practitioner.
By sharing these most transformative teachings from the world of Islam, the author hopes to make available the spiritual nourishment that has sustained and propelled him personally in his own quest for sublime knowledge and true freedom.
ABOUT SHAYKH FADHLALLA HAERI
Acknowledged as a master of self-knowledge and a spiritual philosopher, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri’s role as a teacher grew naturally out of his own quest for self-fulfillment.
He travelled extensively on a spiritual quest which led to his eventual rediscovery of the pure and original Islamic heritage of his birth, and the discovery of the truth that reconciles the past with the present, the East with the West, the worldly with the spiritual – a link between the ancient wisdom teachings and our present time.
A descendant of five generations of well-known and revered spiritual leaders, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri has taught students throughout the world for over 30 years.
He is a gifted exponent of how the self relates to the soul, humankind’s link with the Divine, and how consciousness can be groomed to reflect our higher nature.
The unifying scope of his perspective emphasizes practical, actionable knowledge that leads to self-transformation, and provides a natural bridge between seemingly different Eastern and Western approaches to spirituality, as well as offering a common ground of higher knowledge for various religions, sects and secular outlooks.
He is a prolific author of more than thirty books relating to the universal principles of Islam, the Qur’an, and its core purpose of enlightenment.
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