Top Seller in June 2023

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As it’s already the month of July, let me share with you ElziStyle Bookshop’s top seller in the previous month of June (Dhu’l-Qa‘dah – Dhu’l-Hijjah):

Imam al-Rida’s (‘a) Esoteric Traditions: An Exposition of Selected Traditions from ‘Uyun Akhbar al-Rida, trans. Mansoor Limba, US$18.99,    

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About the Book

Discover the hidden depths of Islamic mystical and philosophical thought in ‘Allamah Hasan Mustafawi’s groundbreaking work, “Imam al-Rida’s (‘a) Esoteric Traditions.” With his signature lucidity and conciseness, ‘Allamah Mustafawi delves into the intricate and allegorical traditions found in the renowned “‘Uyun Akhbar al-Rida,” authored by the great traditionist Shaykh al-Saduq. Translated by Mansoor Limba, this enlightening treatise offers a captivating journey through 30 selected subjects, shedding light on their esoteric meanings.

Within the pages of this book, you will explore a wide range of mystical and philosophical concepts that have intrigued scholars and seekers of truth for centuries. ‘Allamah Mustafawi navigates the complexities of topics such as the Grip (hujzah), Face (wajh), and Visitation (ziyarah) of Allah, unveiling their deeper significance. He delves into the Primordial Existence and Allah’s essential attributes, addressing the alleged forgetfulness of God and examining Allah’s knowledge of Himself, His Power, and His Names.

The exploration continues with an examination of profound notions like the Throne (‘arsh), Pillar (‘amud), and Whale (hut), inviting readers to contemplate the metaphysical aspects of these symbols. The author elucidates verses such as “He is indeed Subtle, All-hearing, and All-seeing,” “He is with you wherever you are,” and “Your Lord came,” unraveling their profound implications. ‘Allamah Mustafawi delves into the meaning of tasmiyyah (saying bismillah) and sheds light on subjects like limitation and poverty, the essence of will, and the delicate balance between predestination and freewill.

As you journey through these pages, you will also encounter captivating discussions on the reality of being veiled and left in darkness, the significance of letters of the alphabet, and the creation and nature of paradise and hell. The concepts of ordinance (mashiyyah) and fate (al-qada wa’l-qadar) are meticulously analyzed, as well as the interplay between predestination (jabr), ordinance (mashiyyah), and action (‘amal). ‘Allamah Mustafawi explores the intricate relationship between creation (khalq), ordainment (taqdir), and actions (af‘al), while also delving into the fascinating topics of predestination (jabr) and delegation (tafwid), tranquility (sakinah), and paradise (jannah). Finally, the author tackles the timeless debate surrounding the nature of the Qur’an, exploring whether it is pre-eternal or corporeal.

With “Imam al-Rida’s (‘a) Esoteric Traditions,” ‘Allamah Hasan Mustafawi invites readers on a captivating intellectual and spiritual journey. This masterful exposition offers a rare glimpse into the depths of Islamic mystical and philosophical thought, enriching your understanding of these profound subjects. Whether you are a scholar, seeker, or simply curious about the complexities of Islamic esotericism, this book will leave you with a profound appreciation for the wisdom and depth of these selected traditions.

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