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Front cover of the book The Reality of Spiritual Allegiance
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The Reality of Spiritual Allegiance

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Publisher's Summary

Kutubic is proud to announce the release of the English translation of Haqiqat-i Bay'at "The Reality of Spiritual Allegiance" by Imām Ahmad Ridā Khān, may Allah be pleased with him.

This work is a masterful analysis of the topic of pledging spiritual allegiance [bay‘ah] to a spiritual guide or mentor. Whilst oft misunderstood and misrepresented in our times, the roots of this practice undeniably spring from the Prophetic era. Bringing together in one work countless citations from the Qur’an and sunnah as well as the early and latter day scholars of the Muslim nation, the Indian scholar-sage of the twelfth hijri century, Imam Ahmad Rida presents a robust argument for the preservation of this beneficial practice in modern times whilst at the same time highlighting various damaging trends that have sullied it in recent times.

His gathering of such scholarly erudition, spiritual insight and relevant citations combine to grant the reader a unique glimpse into ‘The Reality of Spiritual Allegiance’.

About the Author

Imām Ahmad Ridā Khān, (b. 1272 AH/1856 CE), alayhi ar-Rahman w'al-Ridwan, was a renowned Hanafī jurist, hadīth expert and theologian par excellence, recognized by scholars from the Islamic world to be a reviver of his era.  He was a prolific writer whose legal edicts were gathered into twelve encyclopedic volumes and covered almost every science of his day.

Author Ahmad Rida Khan
Translator Yusuf Murray
Publisher Kutubic
Year Shawwal 1438 AH / June 2017 CE
Pages 74
Binding Paperback
Size A5
Weight 0.102 kg
ISBN 978-1-9997720-0-0
Note None