Infamies of the Soul & their Treatments By Al-Sulami , Musa Furber (translator)


 ISBN 9781944904104
Author Al-Sulami
Publisher Islamosaic
Translator Musa Furber
Pages 108
Manufacturer Islamosaic
Year Published 2018

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Infamies of the Soul (Uyub al-nafs) is one of Islam’s earliest comprehensive theories for the purification of the soul. In this short guide, the hadith narrator, Shafi’i legist, and historian of the early sufis, Imam Abu Abd al-Raḥman al-Sulami, presents sixty-nine wicked traits and habits of the soul, including anger, laziness, negligence, self-pity, envy, avarice, lying, and pride.

Each infamy is described with its common causes and treatments, usually with relevant Prophetic narrations and statements from early Muslim sages. These infamies incline the soul toward evil and self-reproach. Treating them restores its serenity and certainty. With this translation, English readers can now benefit from the simplicity and practicality of Imam al-Sulami’s classic self-help manual that Arabic readers have utilized for the past millennium.