Sufi Sage of Arabia: Imam Abdallah Al-Haddad

Sufi Sage of Arabia: Imam Abdallah Al-Haddad

Paperback Fons Vitae Imam Al-Haddad Spiritual Masters

By (author) Mostafa Al-Badawi

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  • Publisher: Fons Vitae,US
  • Format: Paperback | 238 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 18mm | 336g
  • Publication date: 31 May 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Kentucky
  • ISBN 10: 188775265X
  • ISBN 13: 9781887752657
  • Sales rank: 141,891

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This biography of the saint and Iman Abdallah al-Haddad takes readers into the fascinating world and spiritual life of 17th- and early 18th-century Yemen. The life of this renown spiritual master--whose teachings and personal example continue to influence lives around the world--is examined, from his early attraction to Sufi poetry and visit to the tomb of the prophet Hud to his rise as a Sufi master, his Hajj journey to Mecca, and his death. The biographical facts of al-Haddad's life are interspersed with 35 black and white photographs and ruminations on his spiritual teachings, including his take on the "nine stages of certainty," the five investitures of "taqwa," the stages of gnosis, and "karamat" and super natural events. Sufi practitioners, historians, and anthropologists will come to a deeper understanding of this timeless and enduring tradition with this fascinating record of a seminal Sufi master.

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Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi is a disciple in the Sufi order of Imam al-Haddad. He is the author of the Fons Vitae Imam al-Haddad Spiritual Masters series. Imam Abdallah al-Haddad was a Sufi master in Yemen in the 17th and early 18th centuries.