The importance of tasawwuf
Throughout our life we will face periods of difficulty, stress, agony, calamity, illnesses etc. How do we deal with this? By understanding tasawwuf, we can reconnect to Allah and make us stronger during the time of turbulence. It can change our outlook of life and make us have a stronger personality. We will become more calm, more focused and more productive. Tasawwuf give the meaning of life, something that Western philosophers and psychologists have tried to achieve but failed to deliver.
Those with long-term illnesses will benefit by engaging in tasawwuf as a coping mechanism that can lead to full recovery inshaAllah.
Books on Tasawwuf
The Beginning of Guidance (Bidayat al-Hidaya)
by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
Revival of Religion’s Sciences
Ihya’ Ulum ad-Din
(4 volume set)
by Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali
The Mainstay: A Commentary on Qasida Al-Burda
by Abdal Aziz Suraqah (Translator)
The Book of Aphorisms: Being a translation of Kitab al-Hikam
by Ibn ‘Ata’illah al-Iskandari (Author),
Muhammed Nafih Wafy (Translator)