It is from enmity and hopelessness of the devil that his endeavour to
misguide mankind from the Path of Allah will persist. This misguidance
takes many shades and forms; be it from planting seeds of doubt, or
giving rise to deviant ideas antithetical to the sacred teachings of
Islam, and essentially becoming entangled within regressive intellectual
and rhetorical discourses. The Ummah has suffered varying levels of
deviation, some of which remain prevalent today, while more continue to
be uncovered - and such is the impact of delusive plottings of the devil
and his allies.
This book is the sixth instalment from Dar as-Sunnah of the illustrious
Imam, Abu'l-Faraj Ibn Jawzi. Being a complete translation of his
well-known and prized work, Ibn Jawzi enumerates within it, many of the
mechanisms and modus operandi used by the devil in deceiving and leading
mankind away from the Straight Path. It is of particular value and
importance because only by unearthing and accentuating some of the traps
of the devil, can mankind avoid them as well as navigate others away
from falling prey to his harm.
Speaking about the devil and his plotting, the author wrote that, "he
was only able to do so while creeping during the night of ignorance. Had
the dawn of knowledge shone on him, he would have been exposed. Thus I
decided to warn from his plots... for identifying evil is a form of
warning from it."
This translation of Tablees Iblees will provide important analysis in
developing self-awareness and critical thinking to ward off many
deceptions of the devil, which have plagued mankind from the time of
Adam. For such reasons alone, this work is a valuable addition to the
scholarly discourse it presents to the English speaking world.
Year of Publication:2014
Size cm: 16x24
Binding: Soft Cover
Author: Imam Ibn Al-Jawzi