The Hikam: The Wisdom of Ibn Ata'Allah al-Iskandari translated by Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
The Hikam (Wisdom) is the most widely known work by the 13th century Sufi Master, Imam Ibn 'Ataillah al-Iskandari. Long held as a masterpiece of Sufi teaching, this collection of 264 incisive aphorisms guide and aspire the spiritual wayfarer on the path of self-purification and awakening. Ibn 'Ataillah's keen insights strip away our conventional responses to events, actions and phenomena, and encourage us to concentrate on one true Reality.
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri's translation and his accompanying commentary offer a contemporary dimension to the continuing tradition of Sufi commentaries on this seminal work. Students and adepts alike can now gain a profounder understanding of these timeless teachings that are rooted in the heart of Islam.