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Title:
The Secrets of Ascetism
Author(s):
Muhammed al-Qurtubi, Ahmad 'Ali al-'Adani,
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152
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2008
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978-0-9552359-6-2
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Being the third part of al-Qasru'l-Hirs, al-Qurtubi deals with the issue of zuhd or “doing-without.” Zuhd is a central dimension of Islam, but Muslims in every age have faced the ingrained peril of distorting its meaning and its demands, and veer away from a sound understanding of it. This book not only restores a balance in the understanding of zuhd but offers practical advice of how to bring it into our lives. Special attention is given to the central issue of wealth, from the viewpoint of how to employ it legitimately, and of its being a test to Muslims.

In explaining this sacred state, al-Qurtubi explores many themes, including: 

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