A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century : Shaikh Ahmad al-'Alawi, Paperback Book

A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century : Shaikh Ahmad al-'Alawi Paperback


"Almost a prerequisite for any serious study of Sufism in European languages": this was the verdict of Seyyed Hossein Nasr in his review of the first edition of "A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century: Shaikh Ahmad al-Alawi his Spiritual Heritage and Legacy".---In this work, the author, Dr Martin Lings, presents a vivid picture of the unforgettable figure of the Algerian Shaykh Ahmad al-Alawi through a short biography by his French doctor and the translation of the Shaykh al-Alawi's own autobiography.

These are followed by expositions of the Shaykh al-Alawi's teachings which are based on pure metaphysics and gnosis.

Finally, Dr Martin Lings translates selections from Shaykh al-Alawi's aphorisms and mystical poetry.

The whole work immerses the reader in the world of North African Sufism both as an intellectual tradition and a living reality.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 242 pages, 5 b&w halftones, indexes
  • Publisher: The Islamic Texts Society
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780946621507



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