Mokrane Guezzou is an author and translator of major Islamic works, including Divine Reality and Creation: The Gnosis of a Late Sufi Master by Muhammad al-Hafiz al-Tijani (Cercle de Lumière, France, forthcoming); The Onlooker’s Delight: The Biography of Shaykh Abd al-Qadir Jilani by Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (HSBT Publications, 2016); The Fragrant Scent: On the Knowledge of Motivating Thoughts and Other Such Gems by ‘Abd al-Rahman al-‘Aydarus (Islamic Texts Society, 2015); Red Sulphur by ‘Abd Allah al-‘Aydarus (Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, 2015); A Treasury of Hadith: A Commentary on Nawawi’s Selection of Prophetic Traditions by Ibn Daqiq al-‘Id (Kube Publishing, 2014); The Adab of the True Seeker by Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Buzaydi (Serenity Productions, 2013); Shaykh Muḥammad al-Hāshimī: His Life and Works (Viator Books, 2009); the Great Commentaries of the Holy Qur’an Series, Volumes II [Tafsīr Ibn ʿAbbās] and III [al-Wāḥidī’s Asbāb al-Nuzūl] (Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought and Fons Vitae, 2008).
Shaykh Muhammad al-Hashimi: His Life and Works
The Shadhili order is one of the greatest Sufi orders in the Islamic world. It is renowned for its adherence to the presciptions of the sharia, its insistence on sacred knowledge, its moderation, and its emphasis on the principle of gratitude (shukr). There are also many contemporary Shadhili Sufi masters who can easily be compared, in their influence and achievements, to their early predecessors, yet very little is known about them.
Recent works on Sheikh Ahmad al-‘Alawi (d. 1934) and Sheikh Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba (d. 1809) have slightly rectified this state of affairs, but more work is needed on the Shadhiliyya and its masters. There are, moreover, fewer works in European languages that deal with the Shadhili method of spiritual training. The present study tackles both concerns through surveying the life and works of the great Algerian Shadhili master Muhammad al-Hashimi (d. 1961).
194pp | 978–0–955358–11-1 (pbk)
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