The Spiritual Journey to Allāh & His Messenger

Translation of ar-Risālat-ut-Tabūkiyya

24+115 pp. • $9 (ebook: $5) • published: 2021-01 • ISBN: 1-891229-62-1

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This book is instrumental in explaining the true Methodology of adherence to Allāh’s (﷾) Book, His Messenger’s (ﷺ) Sunnah, and the guidance of the sahābah (﵃).

True to his distinguished and insightful approach in delving into the texts, Ibn-ul-Qayyim (﵀) begins by explaining the qualities of righteousness and piety that are required from every individual. He then proceeds to describe the true meaning of migration to Allāh (﷾) and His Messenger (ﷺ), discussing in the process full submission to the Messenger’s Sunnah as an integral requirement of imān. He then goes on to deliberate on the situations of true misery and true happiness — both being outcomes of a person’s performance in this life.

Toward the end of the book, Ibn-ul-Qayyim stipulates the requirements of the Journey of Migration, presenting along the way important guidelines for sound comprehension of the Qurʾān.

The last chapter features important qualities that must be satisfied in a person to be a worthy companion along the path of migration to Allāh (﷾) and His Messenger (ﷺ). It also emphasizes some vital qualities required in a person who migrates along this glorious path — qualities that are crowned by ultimate love and devotion to Allāh (﷿).

In addition to its valuable methodological coverage, this book is very touching in its address to the soul and heart. This is a characteristic that is rarely found in writings of other authors. May Allāh (﷾) reward Ibn-ul-Qayyim profusely.