A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century : Shaikh Ahmad al-'Alawi Paperback
by Martin Lings
"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
- Publication Date: 01/12/1993
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780946621507