Some people wander in a desert wilderness,
While others wander in the land of His love,
They are annihilated, then annihilated then annihilated,
Yet they are preserved in permanence
through the nearness of His Nearness.
(Ibn Attallah al Iskandari)
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'Subtle Blessings in the Saintly Lives of Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mur: Al-Abbas Al-Mursi and His Master Abu Al-Hasan Al-Shadhili Al-Lata'If Al-Minan'
By Ibn 'Ata' Allah Al-Iskandari (Author), Nancy Roberts (Translator)
Offering a vivid, lively exposition of the Sufi path embodied in the lives of these saints, the founders of the Shadhili Sufi Order, together with their expositions of prophetic traditions and Qur'anic passages, this work offers a delightful excursion through this inviting, albeit arduous, realm of body and spirit.