A Beautiful Path to God: Instructive and Inspirational Sayings of Ibn al-Jawzi
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"Be glad if you sense a darkness in your heart after (sinning), for if there was no light in your heart, you would not be able to sense the darkness." —Ibn al-JawziAbul Faraj Ibn al-Jawzi is one of the greatest and most prolific writers in Islamic history, belonging to the era of the Islamic Golden Age. His writings have inspired and guided generations of Islamic scholars and ordinary Muslims for centuries. A Beautiful Path to God is a collection of quotations from Ibn al-Jawzi's best-known books, selected to provide a beneficial and heart-touching mixture of inspiring reminders, snippets of rare and beautiful insights, and guidance toward living a balanced spiritual life modeled after the life of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and his Companions.Among the topics covered are:
- How to increase one's piety and dedication to God.
- Avoiding common pitfalls suffered on one's spiritual journey.
- Purifying one's intentions from pride and the desire to show off.
- Balancing the present-life with the afterlife, neglecting the rights and duties of neither.
The book can be read from start to finish or browsed at random. Helpful footnotes are provided to explain technical points and provide background information where necessary.