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By 'A'ishah Al-Ba'uniyyah

'A'ishah al-Ba'uniyyah (d. 923 H/1517 advert) of Damascus used to be one of many nice girls students in Islamic historical past. A mystic and prolific poet and author, 'A'ishah composed extra works in Arabic than the other lady ahead of the twentieth century. but regardless of her amazing literary and spiritual achievements, ?A?ishah al-Ba?uniyyah continues to be principally unknown. For the 1st time her key paintings, the foundations of Sufism, comes in English translation. the rules of Sufism is a paranormal consultant e-book to aid others on their religious direction. She recounts the elemental phases and states of the religious novice’s transformative trip, emphasizing the significance of embracing either human barriers and God’s unlimited love. Drawing on classes and readings from centuries-old Sufi culture, ?A?ishah advises the seeker to repent of selfishness and switch to a honest lifetime of love. as well as his lucid translation, Th. Emil Homerin offers an insightful creation, notes and a word list to ?A?ishah al-Ba?uniyyah’s notable account of the pursuit of mystical illumination.

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