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Clarification of the Subtleties of the Knowledge of Those Brought Near

 Clarification of the Subtleties of the Knowledge of Those Brought Near

The following is an excerpt from the 11th century hijrah work:

Clarification of the Subtleties of the Knowledge of Those Brought Near

By: Imam Jamal al-Din Muhammad b. Abd-Allah b. Shaykh al-Aydarous Ba ‘Alawi (970 – 1031 AH)

Translated by: Christopher Khalil Moore
© 2006 C – K – M

Chapter 6: Deeds are built upon the foundation of sincerity

All of what we are talking about [in this book] is built upon a foundation, and this foundation is the intention (niyyah). We shall mention the knowledge of this matter with what is facilitated. We say:

[You must] know that from the leading principles, the important rules, and that which should be acted in accordance with is the building of actions upon the mastering of intention, the purification of that which is wrapped up in the breast, and entering into acts of obedience while being purified from all the imperfections that would corrupt those very acts.

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