A Beautiful Path to God
Sayings of Ibn al-Jawzi
Ibn al-Jawzi is one of the greatest writers in Islamic history. His
writings have inspired and guided generations of Islamic scholars and
ordinary Muslims for centuries.
A Beautiful Path to God is a collection of quotations from Ibn
al-Jawzi's best-known books. The quotations have been selected to
provide a beneficial and heart-touching mixtureof inspiring reminder,
snippets of rare and beautiful insights, and guidance toward living a
balanced spiritual life modeled after the life of the Prophet (PBUH),
and his Companions.
The Book can be read from start to finish or browsed at random. Helpful
footnotes are provided to explain technical points and provide
background information where necessary.
Ibn al-Jawzi's teachings are special in that he unites the teachings of
the great ascetics, the great scholars, the Quran and the Sunnah, in
this wayoffering a balancedworldviewthat does not go toextremes either
in focussing on the worldly life and ignoring the duties of the
hereafter, or in focussing on the hereafter and ignoring the dutiesof
the worldly life.
I pray that reading this book will be the start of a renewed and
inspired relationship with God for you.
Allahumma ainna ala zikrika wa taa atika wa husni ibadatika
O God, help us in remembering You, being obedient toward You and
worshipping You in the best way possible.