The Secret Of Secret
Jilani The Secret Of Secrets
This book is considered one of the greatest works of classical Sufi, mysticism and interpreted here for the first time in English
The Secret of Secrets By Hadrat ‘Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilānī (May Allah sanctify his secret) interpreted by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti
The Secret of Secrets, a profound and timeless masterpiece of Sufi mysticism, is now made accessible to English-speaking readers through the insightful interpretation of Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti. Authored by Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (1077-1166), the renowned founder of the Qadiriya order, this book is significant among the great works of classical Sufi literature.
Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, born near the Caspian Sea, was the son of the esteemed saint Fatima bint Abdullah al-Sawmai. Following rigorous intellectual and mystical training, he was initiated and recognized as a saint and scholar, earning the reverence and consultation of people from all walks of life, regardless of their social status. Even today, his burial site in Baghdad attracts countless visitors worldwide, attesting to his revered status in Sufism.
In The Secret of Secrets, the essence of Sufism is revealed within a concise framework. It unveils the hidden dimensions within outward practices such as prayer, fasting, and charity, emphasizing the necessity of exploring and embracing the inner aspects to ensure that external actions are performed in a manner that pleases God. The soul discovers true peace through this profound understanding, and the spiritual journey attains its ultimate fulfillment. Serving as a bridge between Abd al-Qadir’s renowned works, Wealth for the Seekers (Ghunyat al-Talibin) and Openings of the Unseen (Futûh al-Ghayb), this book holds the key to fully grasping the impact of the latter.
Shaykh Tosun Bayrak, in line with the long-standing tradition of venerating Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, provides a heartfelt introduction to the work. This tradition, originating shortly after the saint’s passing, has carried through generations, attributing numerous miracles to him. Tosun Bayrak himself is widely acclaimed for his profound knowledge and deep reverence for the Shaykh. In addition to his interpretation of The Secret of Secrets, he has also authored works such as The Most Beautiful Names and a translation of Ibn al-Husayn al-Sulami’s Way of Sufi Chivalry.
This English rendition of The Secret of Secrets offers readers a profound exploration of Sufi wisdom, enabling them to delve into the depths of their spiritual journey. With its transformative teachings and guidance, this book is a timeless companion for seekers of divine truth and inner enlightenment. It invites readers to unlock the secrets hidden within their own hearts and embark on a path of self-discovery, attaining closeness to the Divine. The Secret of Secrets is a treasured gem that illuminates the way for spiritual seekers, providing them with the necessary tools to navigate the complexities of their inner worlds.
- The Secret of Secrets is a classic text that has been studied and revered by Sufis for centuries. It is a powerful and transformative work that can help you to deepen your understanding of Sufism and the spiritual path.
- The book is written in a clear and concise style, making it accessible to a wide range of readers. However, it is important to note that the book is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to Sufism. It is a book that is designed to spark your interest and encourage you to explore Sufism further.
- If you are interested in learning more about Sufism, I recommend that you also read other works by Hadrat ‘Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani, such as Ghunyat al-Talibin (Wealth for the Seekers) and Futûh al-Ghayb (Openings of the Unseen). You may also want to read works by other Sufi masters, such as Rumi, Ibn ‘Arabi, and Hazrat Inayat Khan.
The following books are some the Jilan’s famous books. They are all present on this website for download
- Utterances (Malfuzat) by Jilani is a collection of the sayings and teachings of the Sufi saint Abdul-Qadir Jilani. The book is divided into two parts: the first part contains sayings on a variety of spiritual topics, such as the nature of God, the soul, and the path to enlightenment; the second part contains sayings on practical matters, such as ethics, manners, and worship.
- A Concise Description of Jannah and Jahannam is a short book that describes the two realms of the afterlife, Jannah (Paradise) and Jahannam (Hellfire). The book is based on the Qur’an and the hadith, and it provides a detailed account of the joys of Paradise and the torments of Hellfire.
- Fuyudat al-Rabbaniyya is a collection of mystical stories and anecdotes that illustrate the teachings of Abdul-Qadir Jilani. The book is divided into two parts: the first part contains stories about the lives of saints and prophets; the second part contains stories about the author’s own experiences.
- Sufficient Provision for Seekers of the Path of Truth is a guide to the spiritual path written by Abdul-Qadir Jilani. The book is divided into three parts: the first part discusses the importance of sincerity, repentance, and spiritual guidance; the second part explores the nature of love and intimacy with God; the third part describes the attainment of true knowledge and wisdom.
- The Sublime Revelation (Al-Fath ar-Rabbani) is a collection of mystical poems by Abdul-Qadir Jilani. The author’s own spiritual experiences inspire the poems, offering a glimpse into the world of the Sufi mystic.
All of these books are considered classic works of Sufi literature and have been translated into many languages. They are all valuable resources for anyone interested in learning about Sufism and its spiritual path. To browse all books of the author found on this website, click here