Zahra Publications Catalogue
Inspirational

Bursts of Silence
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

These inspired aphorisms are remedies for hearts that seek the truth. They provide keys to the doors of inner knowledge, as well as antidotes to distraction and confusion.

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Calling Allah by  His Most Beautiful Names
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

The primal design of human beings is based on an intrinsic knowledge of perfection and its yearning and journeying towards it. Life's experience is based on polarities and opposites, all of which is founded on a zone of constancy that does not change. All needs and desires are drives toward the perfection of the highest. The intelligent human being has no choice other than calling on Allah, whose Most Beautiful Names and Attributes are perfect at all times. It is by that calling and worship that we achieve the fruits of existence.

"In this book, we have presented a brief discourse on the doors of entry into the vast, boundless divine light created through supplication and calling upon Allah. Our hope is to facilitate its use, benefit and transformation for the traveler along the path. Thus, the repeated reading and use of this book by the seeker is recommended to open up numerous horizons and subtleties of Allah's ways of grace." -- from the Introduction by Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

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Forty Windows -- and more
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

Human expression is a reflection of the consciousness that we have been endowed with. Like music, poetry can express the physical, experiential or higher reflection of subtle meanings and insights.

When the heart is empty the mind is illumined then the poetic expressions are echoes of divine truth, withstanding the test of time and place.

Human spirit originates from the zone of light which is before time and space and years from that ‘eternal’ garden during its journey through this world. This book of short poems and Sufi songs are to encourage us along this journey.

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Path to Light
Diwans of Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib and
Wird of al-Haydariyah al-Shadhiliyah
Compiled by

Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

There are a number of prescriptions for the wayfarer that will help him or her on the journey towards the Higher. The most important is the companionship of like-minded people and singing the praise of the Creator. If the diwan is approached and sung properly the wayfarer will discover a wide variety of tonics to suit every ill. The effect of people’s gathering with sincere intention combined with the specific use of sound polishes the heart of the seeker, freeing it to reflect the spark of divine light that is already there.

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Ripples of Light
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

These inspired aphorisms are remedies for hearts that seek the truth. They provide keys to the doors of inner knowledge, as well as antidotes to distraction and confusion. They are highly condensed and meant for the advanced seeker who has already read much and progressed along the path.

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The Key to the 99 Secret Gates
Shaykh Asif

"In Islam there is a tradition to use 99 attributes or names to represent the qualities of God. When teaching his followers the prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him, said: "Whoever memorizes 99 names of Allah will surely enter paradise." Since then these 99 qualities have been called "the 99 Most Beautiful Names of Allah". All the names are mentioned in the Qur`an, and during the centuries many lists of names, compiled by saints and seekers, have been in circulation in the world of Islam. Some collections list 100 names and some list 101, 102 or 103 names. The only correct way is to conform to the traditional saying of the Prophet, which is ninety-nine.

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In September in the year 2000 a small fortunate group of spiritual seekers were given the opportunity to sit at the feet of a spiritual master, when he shared his deep knowledge of the 99 Most Beautiful Names. [This book] is the fruit of these days and nights of inspiration centered around the divine attributes. Each one is given a descriptive name in English and is presented as a quatrain.

Anyone who regularly meditates on these names and verses will find them to be gates that open to a deepening relationship to God." -- from the Introduction of The Key to the 99 Secret Gates.

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The Wisdom of Ibn Ata'Allah
Translated and Commentary by
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

Shaykh Abu Al-Fadhl Ahmed Ibn Muhammad Ibn Abdul Karim, known as Ibn Ata'Allah al-Iskandari is one of the great enlightened Sufi Masters of North Africa, who had influenced many generations after him along this path. Ibn Ata'Allah was an acknowledged 'Alim and Imam of Shari'ah and the most influential man of Light and gnosis of his day. He came under the transformative light of Abu Al-Abbas al-Mursi, who had passed on to him the richest treasures of Shadhili teachings including much of the tradition of the founder of this Tariqa, Abu al-Hassan al-Shadhili.

His spiritual legacy is encapsulated in the dense form of the Hikam, which is renowned as one of the most important Sufi texts, and certainly the earliest of Shadhili texts. Although the Hikam is his principal work, he authored several others, the most notable being Miftah al-Falah wa Misbah al-Arwah (The Key to Salvation and the Lantern of Spirits), a treatise on the courtesies and manner of invocation as a means of arrival at gnosis.

These aphorisms of Ibn Ata'Allah reveal the breadth and depth of an enlightened being who reflects tawhid (divine unity) and is connected to the path of transformation through worship.

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Thirty Windows
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

Human expression is a reflection of the consciousness that we have been endowed with. Like music, poetry can express the physical, experiential or higher reflection of subtle meanings and insights.

When the heart is empty the mind is illumined then the poetic expressions are echoes of divine truth, withstanding the test of time and place.

Human spirit originates from the zone of light which is before time and space and years from that ‘eternal’ garden during its journey through this world. This book of short poems and Sufi songs are to encourage us along this journey.

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