The Invocation Of God
Written in the fourteenth century by the renowned theologian Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, this treatise movingly details the many blessings of the remembrance of God. Through discussions of the ego, the nature of the body, the ephemerality of the world, the degrees of prayer, fasting, charity, and the purification of the heart, this beautifully written work is a genuine contribution to Muslim spirituality. What makes Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on the Invocation of God of great interest is that it illustrates the spiritual life of Ibn Qayyim and the great interest he had in Sufism. Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on the Invocation of God is a significant addition to the knowledge of this important thinker; it sheds light on an aspect of his personality that is not often recognised and helps to balance and do justice to his writings and his thought.