The Book of Sufi Healing

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Pages : 208

Book Size : 7 x 10

ISBN-13 : 9780892813247

Imprint : Inner Traditions

On Sale Date : April 01, 1985

Format : Paperback Book

In the Sufi tradition, healing of the sick is considered the most important of all services to humanity. For the first time in the West, the author presents the secret practices of this divine science, based on the 800-year tradition of the Chishti Order. Topics include dietary recommendations of the Prophet, and the "infallible remedy."
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About The Book of Sufi Healing

For the Sufis, the healing of the sick is considered to be the most important of all services to humanity. For the first time in the West, the author presents the secret principles and practices of this divine science, based on the 800-year tradition of the Chishti Order. Among the many topics covered are dietary recommendations of the Prophet, the preparation of herbal formulas, healing with essential oils, illnesses arising at various stages of the soul's evolution, fasting and prayer, talismans, and the "infallible remedy."
Table of Contents

Table of content

The Book of Sufi Healing

Foreword
Shajarah, or line of Succession, of Shaykh Moinuddin
Notes on the Transliteration and Pronunciation of Arabic Words
Preface
Prologue

1. What is Health?
2. The Hierarchy of Creation
3. The Stations of the Soul
4. Food and Health
5. Akhlat: The Four Essences of the Body
6. Foods of the Prophet (s.a.w.s.)
7. Herbal Formulas for Common Ailments
8. Fasting: The Best Medicine
9. Salat: The Postures of the Prophets
10. The Soul of the Rose
11. The Universe of the Breath
12. Tacwidh: The Merciful Prescriptions
13. Dhikr: Divine Remembrance
14. The Origin of Miracles
15. The Keys of the Treasures of the Heavens and the Earth
16. The Infallible Remedy
Appendixes
I. The Islamic Calendar
II. Some Useful Short Surahs of the Holy Qur'an
III. The Divine Attributes
IV. Glossary
V. Bibliography
Index

Author Bio
Hakim Chishti is a naturopathic physician and one of the only recognized Tibb practitioners in the U.S. As a Fulbright Research Scholar, he studied Tibb medicine in Afghanistan, and has participated in international health symposia in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. Working from original material, he has translated the handbooks of Avicenna and the standard text on Tibb medicine, Mizan-ul-Tibb. He is the author of The Traditional Healer's Handbook (Healing Arts Press, 1991).
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Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"The most authoritative work on the subject in the English language."

Natural Health



". . . very illuminating. . . written by someone who stands in the genuine Sufi tradition, and can therefore speak with authority." 
 Professor Annemarie Schimmel
 Harvard University 

"The most authoritative book on the subject in the English language."
EastWest

" . . . an easy read that demystifies the Sufi practice of divine healing."
Muslim Views, January 2002 

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