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Virtues of Seclusion in Times of Confusion


Shaykh Abdal Ghani al-Nabulusi, Abdul Aziz Suraqah




This is a timely work about unplugging, physically and virtually, as a viable and sorely needed third option between absolute isolation from society and unrestricted social interaction.




Biography of Shaykh ‘Abd Al-Ghani Al-Nabulusi


1: On Self-Imposed Isolation and Avoidance of People During times of Confusion and Strife


2: The Legal Dispensation Allowing One to Avoid the “Imams of Fitna” in the Mosques


3: How the Early Muslims (Salaf) Were During Periods of Corruption


4: Early Imams Who Withdrew from Society


Appendix I: Selected Narrations from Ibn Abi al-Dunya’s Kitab al-‘Uzla wa al-Infirad (The Book of Withdrawal and Seclusion)


Appendix II: Selected Narrations from Ibn Abi al-Dunya’s Kitab al-Tawadu’ wa al-Khumul (The Book of Humility and Obscurity)