A Sufi Guide
Annotated and includes sections of the Holy Qur'an and Prophetic (SAW) Traditions.
Witnessing Perfection addresses the concerns of those who are aware that an urgent redress in the balance between head and heart is needed and comprehended that this can only be fulfilled by personal spiritual development.
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri explores the process of spiritual growth starting with the discovery that the basic dynamic in creation is duality and the balance of opposites whose roots are the one cosmic source of all life.
Witnessing Perfection delves into the universal question of deity and the purpose of life, with the appreciation that these are dilemmas clarified only by the image of unity, wherein all dualities and diversities fuse cohesively. Durable contentment is a result of this perfected vision.
ABOUT SHAYKH FADHLALLA HAERI
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri was born in Karbala, Iraq, a descendant of several generations of well-known and revered spiritual leaders. Educated in Europe and America, he founded a number of companies in the Middle East and worked as a consultant in the oil industry.
He travelled extensively on a spiritual quest which led to his eventual rediscovery of the pure and original Islamic heritage of his birth.
In 1980 he established the Zahra Trust, a charitable organization with centers in the USA, Britain and the Middle East, which makes traditional Islamic teachings more widely available through courses and publications, promotes the revival of traditional systems of healing and supports a variety of charitable programs.
Shaykh Fadhlalla is currently engaged in lecturing and writing books and commentaries on the Holy Qur’an and related subjects, with particular emphasis on ethics, self-development and gnosis (`irfan).
In 2004, he established the Academy of Self Knowledge, http://www.askonline.co.za, which offers teachings on self knowledge and the Prophetic revealed path.
Editorial Review #1:
This book could just as well have been titled 'Witnessing God' for God alone is perfect. Add to that Plotinus's assertion that 'he who witnesses beauty becomes beautiful,' and we are deep into this book's character. As I read it, it dawned on me early on that I was in effect reading an icon, for I was not so much looking at its pages as seeing God through them.
Editorial Review #2:
This book's importance is that it successfully translates the wisdom of Sufism into a universal language accessible to the contemporary world. There are few people alive that could have accomplished this task.
- Zahra Publications, September 2007
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