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Al Fawaid – A Collection of Wise Sayings – Ibn al-Qayyim Jawziyah

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Al Fawaid – A Collection of Wise Sayings – Ibn al-Qayyim Jawziyah

About the Book

This book, Al-Fawaid, A collection of Wise Sayings is one of the well-known compilations of the Imam. It consists of the elevated thoughts that Allah, bestows upon his chosen servants, so whenever any of these scattered pearls of wisdom occurred of to the Imam, he would Immediately record them, if something came to his mind, he would record it, and whenever he learnt a lesson or anything crucial In his life, he would Illuminate the lines of his page with the Ink of his pen.

About the Author

Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya was born into a scholarly and virtuous family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that time Damascus was a centre of literature and thought. Many schools were located there and he studied and graduated under the protection, direction and sponsorship of his father. He was particularly influenced by his Shaykh and teacher Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, and also by Ibn ash-Shirazi amongst others.

Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya died in the city of Damascus the year 751 AH/1350 C.E.,when he was scarcely 60 years old, and was buried at the cemetery of Bab- al-Saghir, near the grave of his father – may Allaah have mercy upon both of them.

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