In this short yet substantial tract of Ibn Al-Qayyim, he pens a message of heartfelt advice and appreciation to a friend of his by the name of 'Ala Al-Din; invoking Allahs Kindness, Guidance and Blessings upon him.
Within the translation of 'Risalatu Ibn Al-Qayyim ila' Ahadi Ikhwanihi', the author explains the finer points of having a need in seeking Allahs Guidance in all our affairs and the means to persist upon the Straight Path. The risala includes six weighy elements by which a Muslim can achieve happiness and pleasure; and through which righteousness can be perfected.
The knowledge-based content of the book reflects Ibn Qayyim's attention to detail, while explaining it in an easy to understand manner. It's modelled as sincere advice to his friend that will of course, be of wider benefit to all who read it insha Allah. He commented that, "if you come to know what I have explained (in this message), you will then know that the ultimate pleasure, perfect delight and rejoice, grace and good life are found only in knowing Allah, worshipping Him alone, feeling comfort and affability with Him, longing to meet Him, and devoting the heart and endeavours for Him."
Forfatter: Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
Udgiver: Dar as-Sunnah Publishers (2016)