Revelations of the Unseen (Futuh al-Ghaib) by Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
Futuh al-Ghaib of Abd Al Qadir al-Jilani Perhaps the most well known collection of Shaykh Abd Al Qadir Al-Jilani's ,discourses. These short and powerful discourses cover topics of interest to every seeker of the spiritual path. A glimpse at the some of the topics covered will reassure the reader that the Shaykh is addressing issues that are as pertinent in this day and age as the day he spoke about them so many hundreds of years ago This book is a commentary by Ibn Taymiyya on the Futuh al-Ghaib of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani. In it is to be found the clear approval that the Imam had for the Sufi path, provided that the commandments of the Sacred Law (Shari'a) are faithfully observed. In it Ibn Taimiyya extols several of the great Sufi saints (awliya'), and elucidates many of the discourses of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir. This may surprise those who have been informed that Imam ibn Taimiyya was opposed to Sufism and was hostile to it. It is a fact that the Imam himself was a sufi, haven taken the cloak (khirqa) of the Qadiris from Imam ibn Qudama.