About The Book
Sufism (Taṣawwuf), the path of spiritual purification, is the essence of Islam. Ironically, misunderstandings regarding it remain prevalent. This book’s author, Al-Ḥabīb ‘Umar bin Ḥafīẓ, is a living master of both the inward and outward sciences of Islam. With clarity and authority, he succinctly provides a definitive understanding of Sufism and the ten most important traits of its true people. Any claims that contradict these qualities have no authentic connection to Sufism.
May Allah magnify its benefit for the author, reader, scribe, listener, and the entire Ummah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).
First Trait: Knowledge of the Book & the Sunna
Second Trait: Their Concern with the Attributes and Actions of the Heart
Third Trait: Sincerity
Fourth Trait: Trueness
Fifth Trait: Humility of Heart
Sixth Trait: Recognizing the People of Honor & Eliminating Envy
Seventh Trait: Remembering Allah Abundantly
Eighth Trait: Conveying with Excellence & Eliminating Discourteous Argumentation
Ninth Trait: Responding to Evil with Goodness
Tenth Trait: Love of Allah & Preferring Him Over All Else