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Onlooker’s Delight: Biography of Shaykh Abd al-Qadir Jilani


Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, Mokrane Guezzou



Ghibtat al-Nazir fi Tarjumat al Shaykh Abd al- Qadir

This is a concise outline of the life of Shaykh Abd al- Qadir al-Jilani Q.S. 



Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani’s Introduction


1. On his birth, his family members and his descriptions


2. On his protected upbringing, engagement in Islamic disciplines and then his treading of the path of asceticism


3. On his extensive knowledge | Extracts from Bahjat al-asrar | Exclusive reports from Shaykh al-Shattanawfi; ‘My foot is on the neck of every single friend of Allah.’ | His teachers in jurisprudence and the spiritual disciplines


4. On his states when he began admonishing, teaching and issuing religious decrees 


5. On people’s praise of him


6. On his saintly miracles and breaking of ordinary norms


7. A Sample of utterances


8. On his death