The Salutation upon the Best of Creation

The Salutation upon the Best of Creation

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Commentary on the Prayer of 'Abd al-Salam ibn Mashish,
[A5] Paperback - 83 pages,
by Ahmad ibn 'Ajiba al-Hasani,
Translated by Abdul Aziz Suraqah,
Published by Al-Madinah Institute, USA.

The edition before you presents Ibn 'Ajiba’s (1747-1809) commentary on the great gnostic ʻAbd al-Salām ibn Mashīsh al-ʻAlamī’s (1211–1294) celebrated salutation, or tasliyah, upon the Prophet of Islam, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. The salutation, commonly known as As-Salat al-Mashishiyah ("The Prayer of Ibn Mashish"), is a seminal piece of literature read throughout the Muslim world. Prayers upon the Prophet were initiated by God (Qur’an 33:56), instructed by the Prophet himself, and dutifully carried out by illustrious generations since the Prophetic companions.


“He is the Pole of Islam. He is the Sea which overflows.” - Abu al-Hasan ash-Shadhili

“The Shaykh’s lofty status and majestic rank is famous and well known. He penetrated the depths of the mystical sciences of the Folk [the Sufis], all of which center around the science of actualizing in one’s self the character traits of the Prophet . – Ahmad Ibn Ajiba