The Sufi Science of Self-Realization
A guide to the seventeen ruinous traits, the ten steps to discipleship and the six realities of the heart
Author: Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
Foreword: Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani
Author Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, a master of the Naqshbandi Sufi Path, has composed a treatise on the geography of the soul, beginning with the seventeen destructive traits of the ego and ending with the six latent, marvelous powers of the heart.
This book, aimed at those unfamiliar with Sufi terminology, provides an invaluable window into the living, ancient discourses of mystical Islam, wherein spiritual interpretations of Quranic scripture, hadith, and traditional sciences such as numerology are all incorporated into a map of the soul's potential states, stations and pitfalls on its journey back to God's Divine Presence.
Shaykh Kabbani introduces knowledge of self as the most powerful and complex realm of understanding: "The foundations of modern science now rest upon an understanding of the inter-relatedness of the soul and the world."
Delving into the harmful aspects of the psyche, the book suggests self-auditing (muhasabah) as a powerful technique for self-improvement. Shaykh Kabbani points out how self-destructive habits such as anger, depression and stinginess when unacknowledged, persist. Liberation from such ruinous routines requires discipline and begins with astute self-examination and concurrent contemplation. Filled with gems of counsel and guidance, this work invites those within and outside of the Sufi traditions to step up their spiritual game via the sacred admonition and accumulated wisdom of the Sufi science of self-realization.
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