by Imam Ibn Jawzi
A Collection of Thought-Provoking Gems, Persuasive Eye Opening
Wisdoms, Insights about Religion, Ethics and Relationships
It is often the initial thoughts passing through our minds that have
within them sparks of genius reflection. Imam Ibn al-Jawzi recognised
the importance of capturing such thoughts before they slip through our
conscious and become forgotten, so he did exactly that; he wrote down
his ideas, musings and contemplative theories and compiled them in a
distinctive work he entitled: ‘Saydil Khatir’.
Saydil Khatir is from the more unique set of works penned by Ibn
al-Jawzi, for it contains many of his personal precepts, estimations and
axioms covering a multitude of subject matters, mostly touching upon
practical decisions that impact us. It is perhaps for this reason that
the book has always been well received in scholarly circles, and
continues to be a source of personal counsel, spiritual comfort and
social awakening for many who face choices and daily challenges similar
to what Ibn al-Jawzi describes herein.
Drawing wisdom and lessons from insights and vast experiences of others
leads to good judgement and connecting with much needed critical
thinking and self-reflection. The brevity of the book’s chapter content
cloaks their lasting impressions made to inform and inspire the
discerning reader. And by making such rare works accessible to English
speaking Muslims, they measurably reflect the Prophetic principle of
benefiting sincere advice to others. The end goal of which is to
strengthen one’s relationship with the Creator and lead a more complete
and wholesome way of life on Earth.
This is a unique and inspirational work that will lead every reader
wanting to read over and over again. It will Insha’Allah leave a lasting
impression and it is sure to be a reference guide for all those who come
across it. Many believe that this is a masterpiece of Imam Ibn Jawzi and
a book that he was famous for. This landmark text is sure to inspire
every soul with the permission of Allah.