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Title:
The Remembrance of God
Author(s):
Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti, Sajeda Maryam Poswal, Gibril F. Haddad
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82
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2008
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978-0-9552359-5-5
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Written by one of the most celebrated and prolific scholars of the Islamic civilisation, this treatise was written in response to a questioner in regards to remembering God (dhikr) aloud and in a group. In his response, al-Suyuti responds citing twenty five Prophetic traditions that in his estimation, not only justify collective dhikr, but highly recommend it....
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There is a growing need for the translation of texts that reflect the vastness of traditional Islam. This work allows English speakers the opportunity to experience the classical scholarship of the erudite imam, al-Suyuti. With additional appendices and a detailed biography of the author, this book contains much benefit and is sure to validate a practice that Muslims have taken part in for centuries.
Yahya Rhodus
An immense contribution. This timeless fatwa brings traditional scholarly authority of the highest degree and removes dangerous misconceptions about the centrality and universal benefit of the collective remembrance of God as a standing Sunna of worship in the Muslim community. Al-Suyuti's pronouncement on this matter is essential for our community to grow and to develop spiritually by removing the dros of ignorance in the name of Islam that blocks access to the divine. Any Muslim who may have doubts on this matter should hold firmly to the categori
Umar Faruq Abdallah, author of A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb
This is a meticulous translation of an important juridical opinion on a key element of Muslim spritual practice, the remembrance of God (dhikr). At the same time, it is a useful introduction to the life and teachings of one of the most prominent representatives of traditional Islamic scholarship, Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti. Readers interested in the debates surrounding Sufism and Islamic ethics will find this a valuable contribution based on sound documentation.
Carl W. Ernst, William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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