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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on Knowledge: From Key to the Blissful Abode

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on Knowledge: From Key to the Blissful Abode

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The renowned theologian and jurist Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (d.1350) wrote numerous titles, many of which are still popular today. Amongst these is Key to the Blissful Abode (Mifta? dar al-sa?ada). The present work is an abridgement of the first volume of Key to the Blissful Abode. In it, Ibn Qayyim focuses on the importance of knowledge and willpower, as means through which a person may attain Paradise. Willpower is the door and knowledge––in particular knowledge which pertains to God and His Attributes, the Qur’an and the example of the Prophet––is the key. Ibn Qayyim discusses the virtues and benefits of knowledge over wealth and worldly matters.

DETAILS:

ISBN: 9781903682975
AUTHOR: Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (Author), Tallal Zeni (Translator)
BINDING: Paperback
PAGES: 260 pages
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 9 inches
PUBLISHER: Islamic Texts Society

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya was a renowned theologian and jurist. Born in 1292 in Damascus (Syria), he became the closest disciple of Ibn Taymiyya (d.1327) and was the author of numerous works, which remain popular to this day. Tallal Zeni is a Medical Doctor with a fascination for traditional Islamic culture. He is also the translator of Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on Knowledge.

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