17 Bad Traits, 1 Lifetime to Cure Them
August 22, 2005
The Sufi Science of Self-Realization: A Guide to the 17 Ruinous Traits, The 10 Steps to Discipleship, 6 Realities of the Heart
From the moment I picked up the book and flipped to Mahmoud Shelton’s* Preface, I had the beginnings of the sense that this was no ordinary book.
The ruinous traits within us all are described in this book. Who needs to know this? Well, everyone. No one is safe from these traits and everyone is obliged to try to rid himself or herself of these traits.
I think its also worth mentioning that the book is very well-structured and can thus be approached by almost anyone, including those who are otherwise unfamiliar with this branch of Islamic knowledge.
Title: The Sufi Science of Self-Realization
Author: Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
*Mahmoud Shelton wrote the book, ‘Alchemy in Middle-Earth: The Significance of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings’.
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