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“Abdullah Ali’s faithful transaltion of a section concerning the meditation of death from Ibn Rajab’s famous work on yearly devotions is much needed in our culture of forgetfulness.
He has chosen a work of immense value to introduce speakers of English. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, ‘Make much mention of the Destroyer of Delights’ – meaning death. This is not morbid reflection but rather one that reminds us that the gift of life is fragile and fleeting, and its foremost purpose is as a preparation for the Hereafter.
All things end including this world, but what is coming never ends. In remembering death as a daily practice, one is reminded to use each and every day successfully as a preparation for eternity. This wonderful work is an excellent place to start.”
Hamza Yusuf, President of Zaytuna College
This work is the Claritas Edition of an earlier work by Lamppost Education Initiative published under the title Tears of the Yearners for the Meeting with God.