October 22, 2010
As characteristic of all the writings of Imam al-Ghazali, the Beginning of Guidance (Bidayatul Hidaya) has a sense of immediacy and urgency. It forces you to take stock of your spiritual situation and to take steps to remedy the diseases of the heart today.
Not tomorrow, not next week. Today.
We would like to announce the arrival of these new books to our bookstore.
The Beginning of Guidance: The Bidayatul Hidaya of Imam al-Ghazali
Act of Being: The Philosophy of Revelation in Mulla Sadra
Commander of the Faithful: Emir Abdul Kader
Birds Without Wings | De Bernieres
The Flea Palace | Elif Shafak
World Without Islam | Graham Fuller
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda | Chomsky
Qur’an and Cricket | Farish Noor
Ibn Arabi and the Tree of Being | Shaykh Tosun
Sufis of Andalusia | Shaykh Ibn Arabi
Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation | Shaykh Ibn Arabi
The Nightingale in the Garden of Love | Uftade
Sage Learning of Liu Zhi: Islamic Thought in Confucian Terms | Murata
Mecca From Before Genesis | Martin Lings
Common Ground Between Islam & Buddhism | Shah Reza Kazemi
Crucible of Light: Sufi Terms Illuminated | Shaykh Nurbaksh
Origins of Islamic Reformation in Southeast Asia | Azyumardi
Istanbul | Orhan Pamuk
Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes | Tamim Ansary
Love’s Ripening: Rumi on the Heart’s Journey
Shock Doctrine | Naomi Klein
Bawa Asks Bawa | Shaykh Bawa
Islam and World Peace | Shaykh Bawa
Golden Words of A Sufi Shaykh | Shaykh Bawa
Resonance of God | Shaykh Bawa
Guidebook to the True Secret of the Heart | Shaykh Bawa
Four Steps to Pure Iman | Shaykh Bawa
My Love You My Children | Shaykh Bawa
Hajj: The Inner Pilgrimage | Shaykh Bawa
Why Can’t I See Angels | Shaykh Bawa
To Die Before Death | Shaykh Bawa
October 12, 2010
“To discover the pot of gold at the foot of the Divine rainbow, our learned Shaikhs advise us that our focus before the pilgrimage is its intention. Following closely on the heels of the niyyah is the nature of our personal conduct, or adab, in travelling to the Bait-ullah (the House of Allah) where we are His guests.”
So begins the first paragraph of Shafiq Morton’s ‘Notebooks from Makkah & Madinah’
As we enter the season of Haj, Wardah Books is pleased to announce that Shafiq Morton will be at our store on Saturday 16 October 2010, 3pm to 4pm. He will be talking about his new book, ‘Notebooks from Makkah & Madinah’.
Shafiq Morton’s astute observations on the Hijaz, Turkey and modern-day Haj, all seen through a Sunni and Sufi lens, make an engaging and engrossing read.
Shafiq is from Cape Town, South Africa where he works as a radio presenter. ‘Notebooks from Makkah & Madinah’, which is part travel-diary, part essay, showcases his talent for writing and for drawing out stories that resonate in history and tradition – from the Holy Hadiths to the Ihya of Imam Ghazali and the stories of Ayoub Ansari. And perhaps it was in recognition of this talent that his Master, the late Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki, gave him the pen with which Shafiq wrote the first draft of ‘Notebooks’.
Everyone is welcome.
Notebooks from Makkah & Madinah: Author Session
58 Bussorah Street,
Saturday 16 October 2010,
3pm to 4pm