The Book of Certainty: The Sufi Doctrine of Faith, Vision and Gnosis (Islamic Texts Society)

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'To express in the language of Sufism, that is, Islamic mysticism, some of the universal truths which lie at the heart of all religions'—this is the book's avowed purpose. It came into being because the author was asked by a friend to set down in writing what he considered to be the most important things that a human being can know. He was also asked to make it very easy, and despite the depth of all that it contains, it has in fact a remarkable simplicity and clarity, due no doubt to the constant use of traditional imagery which awakens and penetrates the imagination.

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Shaykh Abu Bakr Siraj ad-Din (Dr Martin Lings) (d. 2005), formerly Keeper of Oriental Manuscript at the British Museum and the British Library, is the author of the best-selling title Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, and of What is Sufism?, The Book of Certainty, Sufi Poems, and The Holy Qur'an: Translations of Selected Verses, all published by the Islamic Texts Society.

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"This book is an excellent introduction to Sufism, highly intelligent, balanced, lucid, well-written and in places really eloquent."  Islamic Culture, Hyderabad


"Wonderful, short and sweet discussion of symbols and the spiritual world...important and significant window into the Sufi mode of speech." —Journal of Islamic Studies


"Abu Bakr Siraj ad-Din has bestowed upon the world a great benefaction in giving it this very important Sufic treatise."  Islamic Quarterly

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