The Book Of Ascension To The Essential Truths Of Sufism: (Mi'Raj Al-Tashawwuf Ila Haqa'Iq Al-Tasawwuf) A Lexicon Of Sufic Terminology
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Author: Ahmad ibn 'Ajiba
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Written by 18th-century Moroccan scholar and mystic Ahmad ibn Ajiba, this book defines Sufic terminology. Based on four published Arabic editions of the Miraj and two manuscript versions, this translation is supplemented by excerpts from some of Ibn Ajibas other works, whichoffer insights about the essential notions of Sufism: repentance, integrity, love, patience, gratitude, and the Eternal Wine. A comprehensive compilation, this bilingual editionArabic and Englishcelebrates Ahmad ibn Ajibas belief that coming to know and reflect upon these notions could be, in itself, a sort of ascending meditative journey.