Ibn Qayyim on Knowledge : From Key to the Blissful Abode Paperback
"Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on Knowledge: from Key to the Blissful Abode (Miftah Dar al-Sa`ada)" is an abridgement of the first volume of "Key to the Blissful Abode", a popular title by the renowned theologian and jurist Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya.
In it, Ibn al-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 al-Qayyim discusses the virtues and benefits of knowledge over wealth and worldly matters; the path to knowledge; the importance of pursuing knowledge and applying it to gain guidance from God and protect oneself from doubts; the superiority of the scholar over the worshipper; the necessity of using knowledge and willpower as the bases for all actions if one is to achieve spiritual bliss.
Ibn al-Qayyim then concludes "Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on Knowledge: from Key to the Blissful Abode", by discussing the importance of contemplation and reflection in order to attain further knowledge and guidance.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 330 pages
- Publisher: The Islamic Texts Society
- Publication Date: 06/10/2016
- Category: Islamic worship, rites & ceremonies
- ISBN: 9781903682975
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