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Teachings from a Classical Sufi Master

Sidi `Ali al-Jamal

Man is a copy of existence and existence is a copy of man. All opposites meet in the human being.

Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri and Shaykh Hosam Raouf have translated key passages from the writings of Sidi `Ali al-Jamal of Fes, Morocco (d. 1193/4 AH or 1779 CE), who was a great sage of the Shadhiliyya order.

Sidi `Ali later became better known through his pupil, Moulay al-`Arabi al-Darqawi, one of the most celebrated eighteenth-century Sufi masters and founder of the Darqawi-Shadhiliyya Tariqa.

The original Arabic title of this work translates as: ‘Advice to the Seeker on the Path of Asceticism’, or ‘Beautiful Rubies in Understanding the Meaning of Man’.

Selected passages were chosen for this anthology to inspire, guide and make accessible eternal truths to the contemporary seeker.

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