The Sublime Truths of the Shadhili Path by Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti
Imam al-Suyuti writes in erudition about tasawuff and its place as an essential traditional Islamic science.This work meticulously shows that Shariah compliancy is the basis of the Sufi path, as Imam al-Suyūṭī writes:
The science of Sufism [taṣawwuf] is an inherently noble and exalted science. The guiding imams of Islam, both of old and of recent times, have always carried its torch, honoured its standing, venerated its followers and had faith in its masters; for they are the Friends of Allah and the chosen elect of His servants after the prophets and messengers. Yet there have always been those who have infiltrated it and disguised themselves as such masters, when in truth they are nothing of the kind; they have spoken with neither knowledge nor realisation [taḥqīq], and thus gone astray and led others astray along with them.
With the emergence of the Shadhili Tariqa in the West, this translation will be a welcome addition to traditional Islamic literature in English.