Author: Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali
Publisher: Claritas Books (August 2018)
Format: Soft cover, Paperback
Abdullah Ali's faithful translation of a section concerning the meditation of death from Ibn Rajab's famous work on yearly devotions is much needed in our culture of forgetfulness. He has chosen a work of immense value to introduce speakers of English. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, Make much mention of the Destroyer of Delights - meaning death. This is not morbid reflection but rather one that reminds us that the gift of life is fragile and fleeting, and its foremost purpose is as a preparation for the Hereafter.
All things end including this world, but what is coming never ends. In remembering death as a daily practice, one is reminded to use each and every day successfully as a preparation for eternity. This wonderful work is an excellent place to start.
President of Zaytuna College