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A new title on Sufism from The Qulliam Press


by Abd al-Khaliq al-Shabrawi

This book unlocks the secrets of the seven degrees through which the soul progresses as it travels the Sufi Path to its Lord. It teaches the novice how to transform the Inciting Soul, the lowest and most egotistical of the self's manefestations, into the Reproachful Soul, which must then become Inspired, Serene, Contented and Found Pleasing, until it attains the ultimate degree of sanctity and wholeness as the Perfect Soul.

To achieve this progressive purification of the self, special Sufi practices, litanies and attitudes of mind are recommended. Both practical and profound, this book offers a concise manual of Sufi teaching on the Way to spiritual liberation.

The Author

Shaykh Abd al-Khaliq al-Shabrawi (1887-1947) was employed as a professor at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, but was-well known as a realised master of the great Khalwati Order of sufis. A tireless worker for spiritual unity and harmony, he was also initiated into the Naqshbandi and Shadhilli OrderDegress of the Soul is the first English translation of his best-loved summary of spiritual wisdom.


Publication date 1st February 1997

ISBN 1 872038 12 3 cased 12.95
ISBN 1 872038 13 1 paper 4.95

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Abdul Wadod Shalabi. 1989.
Pages viii+79. 157x116mm.

Of all the world's religions. Islam is both
the most popular and the least understood.
In this concise and readable introduction
to the faith, the author explains to a Western
readership why it retains its appeal.
1 872038 02 6 - 3.95 ukp (paper)


The 77 Branches of Faith.

Imam al-Bayhaqi, translated by Abdal Hakim Murad.
Pages xiii+65. 203x138mm.

The first English translation of a popular
collection of Hadiths (sayings of the Blessed
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in sanctity. Over 10,000 copies sold.
1 872038 03 4 - 3.50 ukp (paper)


Desert Encounter.

Knud Holmboe. 1994 (repr. of 1936 ed).
Pages 281. 216x138mm.

A Danish Muslim journalist describes his
thrilling voyage through colonial North
Africa, and his experience of the horrors
of Mussolini's Libya.

`An astonishing narrative' DAILY TELEGRAPH
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The Muslim Marriage Guide.

Ruqayyah Waris Maqsood. 1995.
Pages 144. 216x137mm.

A practical guied to the spiritual, economic
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among Muslims living in modern Britain.
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but for counsellors and social administrators as well

1 872038 11 5 - 5.95 ukp (paper)




The Book of Assistance.

Imam al-Haddad, translated by Mostafa al-Badawi. 1989.
Pages vii+142. 216x138mm.

Long popular in Arabic, and in Swahili and Malay
versions, this classic text offers a complete
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1 872038 00 X - 9.95 ukp (cloth)
1 872038 01 8 - 5.95 ukp (paper)


Key to the Garden.

Habib Ahmad al-Haddad, translated by Mostafa al-Badawi. 1990.
Pages ix+153. 216x138mm.

An exposition by a modern Yemeni writer
of the subtle relationship between faith and
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1 872038 05 0 - 10.95 ukp (cloth)
1 872038 06 9 - 4.95 ukp (paper)


The Lives of Man.

Imam al-Haddad, translated by Mostafa al-Badawi. 1991.
Pages xiv+97. 216x138mm.

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before conception, in the world, life in the
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1 872038 07 7 - 10.95 ukp (cloth)
1 872038 08 5 - 3.95 ukp (paper)


Gifts for the Seeker.

Imam al-Haddad, translated by Mostafa al-Badawi. 1992.
Pages xiv+75. 216x138mm.

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on such questions as the problem of divine unity
and the relationship between mind and the heart.

1 872038 09 3 - 7.95 ukp (cloth)



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Ahmad al-Habshi. 1993.
Pages 28. 216x138mm.

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Pages 32. 216x138mm.

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legal requirement that Muslims should
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