The Secret of Secrets

Author: ʻAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī,Ibn-Abī-Ṣāliḥ ʿAbd-al-Qādir al-Ǧīlānī,Muḥyī al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Ǧīlānī,ʻAbdul-Qādir al-Jīlānī,Hadrat Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani,Tosun Bayrak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 122

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An interpretative translation by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak of Sirr al-Asrar by Hadrat Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (1077-1166AD), considered by many to be one of the greatest saints of Islam and the eponymous founder of the Qadiriyya order. This book, appearing in English for the first time, contains the very essence of Sufism, giving a Sufi explanation of how the outward practises of Islam—prayer, fasting, almsgiving and pilgrimage—contain a wealth of inner dimension which must be discovered and enjoyed if external actions are to be performed in a manner pleasing to God. When this is achieved the soul finds true peace and the spiritual life becomes complete.
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In Speechless Ecstasy

Expression and Interpretation of Mystical Experience in Classical Syriac and Sufi Literature

Author: Serafim Seppälä

Publisher: Finnish Acad of Sci & Letters

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

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According to the hypothesis underlying this study, Syriac and Sufi texts refer repeatedly to and deal with something "mystical" which is absolutely non-linguistic in nature, yet is expressed linguistically under the conditions and restrictions of natural language; this something is an important factor constituting the character of the discourse, but it does not submit to being an object of research. The purpose of this study is to undertake a systematic survey of the different constituents of ecstatic readings in Syriac ascetic literature, including the process of expression and interpretation (and manifestation, as far as possible), and to present this together with a corresponding analysis of classical Sufism as it is manifested in its authoritative literature, and finally, to make concluding remarks concerning common features and differences between traditions.
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Studia Orientalia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789519380582

Category: Oriental philology

Page: 341

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According to the hypothesis underlying this study, Syriac and Sufi texts refer repeatedly to and deal with something "mystical" which is absolutely non-linguistic in nature, yet is expressed linguistically under the conditions and restrictions of natural language; this something is an important factor constituting the character of the discourse, but it does not submit to being an object of research. The purpose of this study is to undertake a systematic survey of the different constituents of ecstatic readings in Syriac ascetic literature, including the process of expression and interpretation (and manifestation, as far as possible), and to present this together with a corresponding analysis of classical Sufism as it is manifested in its authoritative literature, and finally, to make concluding remarks concerning common features and differences between traditions.
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Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

Author: Simon Morrison

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 0871408309

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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In this “incredibly rich” (New York Times) definitive history of the Bolshoi Ballet, visionary performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage. A critical triumph, Simon Morrison’s “sweeping and authoritative” (Guardian) work, Bolshoi Confidential, details the Bolshoi Ballet’s magnificent history from its earliest tumults to recent scandals. On January 17, 2013, a hooded assailant hurled acid into the face of the artistic director, making international headlines. A lead soloist, enraged by institutional power struggles, later confessed to masterminding the crime. Morrison gives the shocking violence context, describing the ballet as a crucible of art and politics beginning with the disreputable inception of the theater in 1776, through the era of imperial rule, the chaos of revolution, the oppressive Soviet years, and the Bolshoi’s recent $680 million renovation. With vibrant detail including “sex scandals, double-suicide pacts, bribery, arson, executions, prostitution rings, embezzlement, starving orphans, [and] dead cats in lieu of flowers” (New Republic), Morrison makes clear that the history of the Bolshoi Ballet mirrors that of Russia itself.
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The Highest Bidder: Gilded Secrets / Exquisite Acquisitions / A Silken Seduction / A Precious Inheritance / The Rogue's Fortune / A Golden Betrayal (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Author: Maureen Child,Charlene Sands,Yvonne Lindsay,Paula Roe,Cat Schield,Barbara Dunlop

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472083954

Category: Fiction

Page: 1152

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The six books of the Modern romance series collected together. THE HIGHEST BIDDER - Where everything’s for sale, true love is priceless...
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Secrets of the White Lake

Wind Shadow Chronicles

Author: Daniel Chong

Publisher: Daniel Chong

ISBN: 1634150198

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Wind Shadow Chronicles is a profound and imaginative fantasy book-series that challenges the proverbial questions of faith, science and morals. It meticulously depicts a dark and unforgiving world where hope must be restored. The story moves with tenacious pace, unveiling heightened mysteries and revelations that capture a reader’s imagination. The first book, Secrets of the White Lake takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where a mysterious aurora hovers in the sky like a beacon, silently, eloquently. To some the mysterious lights were nothing more than a natural phenomenon while others saw religious manifestations. But for an old Indian shaman it was a prophetic sign that his seventh year has passed. Reluctantly, he must return the children back to a ravaged world—this is their journey home.
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The Moon Scroll (The Secrets of Droon #15)

Author: Tony Abbott

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545418283

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Galen's in trouble! He's disappeared into the evil land of Goll, and it's up to Eric, Julie, Neal, and Keeah to help him. The Wand of Urik is the powerful tool Galen needs. But the Wand's been missing for years. The only way to find it is by studying the powerful words of The Moon Scroll, an ancient chronicle of Droon history. Everyone knows that the Scroll holds mysterious secrets. And following its clues to the Wand of the Urik is sure to be cool. But no one has any idea just how exciting the journey will be-until the Moon Scroll leads them back through time!
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The Secrets She Carried

Author: Lynne Graham

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 145923474X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Erin Turner and Cristophe Donakis set the bedsheets alight during their scorching affair. But Erin's hopes of a diamond ring turned to ash when he unceremoniously kicked her out of his bed and onto the cold London streets. Years later, Erin's world is rocked again when she meets her newest business client. She knows it's him the moment his designer aftershave hits her senses.… Cristophe is going to make Erin pay back what he believes she stole—in whatever way he demands.… But little does he know that Erin's about to drop two very important bombshells!
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