O my Beloved, in both worlds, the best place is that where I can prostrate myself upon Thy feet And where in words of love , You and I can converse.
(Abdul Qadir Gilani)
Photo: The Mausoleum of Abdul-Qadir Gilani (Arabic: الـحَـضـرة الـقَـادريّـة, romanized: Ḥaḍrat al-Qādiriyyah), is an Islamic religious complex dedicated to Abdul Qadir Gilani, the founder of the Qadiriyya Sufi order, located in Baghdad, Iraq. Its surrounding square is named Kilani Square. The complex consists of the mosque, mausoleum, and the library known as Qadiriyya Library, which houses rare old works related to Islamic Studies.
‘The Secret of Secrets’
By Abd al-Qadir Al-Jilani (Author), Tosun Bayrak (Translator)
An interpretative translation by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak of 'Sirr al-Asrar' by Hadrat Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (1077-1166AD), considered by many to be one of the greatest saints of Islam and the eponymous founder of the Qadiriyya order. This book, appearing in English for the first time, contains the very essence of Sufism, giving a Sufi explanation of how the outward practices of Islam - prayer, fasting, almsgiving and pilgrimage - contain a wealth of inner dimension which must be discovered and enjoyed if external actions are to be performed in a manner pleasing to God. When this is achieved the soul finds true peace and the spiritual life becomes complete.