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The Path To Perfection – A Spiritual Anthology

An Anthology of the Spiritual Teachings of Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi


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The Path To Perfection – A Spiritual Anthology

An Anthology of the Spiritual Teachings of Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi

An Anthology of the Spiritual Teachings of Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi


This book has been renamed and published as Essentials of Islamic Spirituality. The content of both books ae the same. 


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At a time when the discourse surrounding Islam is generally inauthentic and shallow, The Path to Perfection presents a much-needed antidote. It goes beyond simply diagnosing the spiritual ailments that afflict us; it puts forward means of eradicating them, so that we as individuals, as communities, and as an Umma can reap the benefits of a spiritual way of life.

White Thread Press makes this invaluable work available in elegant and moving prose, while remaining true to its traditional origins. The result, a profound awakening of the heart, is within the reach of all. Those new to the spiritual sciences will delight in the range and profundity of the psychological and spiritual disciplines of Islam, while those already on the Path will gain new insights and perspectives.

Shaykh Masihullah Khan, a renowned student of the eminent Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi, wrote Shari’at & Tasawwuf to pass on to future generations of Muslims the numerous benefits of his teacher’s wisdom. The teachings gathered here are notes of admonition and encouragement written by a man who has walked the path to his Creator; and at their core, these teachings are sustenance for the ailing hearts and souls of our time.

This work clearly presents a selection of the most important, and the most profound, of Mawlana Thanawi’s teachings

Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo

Shari’a scholar and translator

A critical and profound insight into the essential themes of spiritual thought in South Asia during the 20th century

Dr Mahmood Chandia

Subject Leader in Islamic Studies at the University of Lancashire, UK

Weight 0.35 kg
Book Author


6" x 9"


Pub. Date

Jun 2005 Reprint 2009





Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
The Path To Perfection - A Spiritual

Good book

Jaffar Swamad
Wow, definitely one to read

This has been one book which has taken me a considerable amount of time. The wisdom and knowledge in between the covers is a lot. The text is free flowing and there is a whole introduction and guide from the beginning of the journey as a student to finding a teacher and then being with a teacher and how one should conduct oneself. Alhamdulilah

Path to Perfection

Alhamdulillah a very informative and inspiring book. I highly recommend it.

Good starting point

A good starting point that dispels myths. Good for people who have islahi connections with others.

Bint Hussain

A concise book for the English readers interested with Tasawuf (Spirituality). It includes, a biography of the two great teachers of Tasawuf and gives the cures and advises to the problems the seeker is looking for on this path to perfection.

Bilal T
Introduction to Tasawwuf

The Path to Perfection is a wonderful introduction to the origins and concept of Tasawwuf, a much maligned branch of the shari’ah.

It delves into the character of the one seeking as well as the one guiding, highlighting blameworthy traits and how to rid them, and the ennobling actions one should strive to inculcate.

Finally the book concludes with a small biography of Mawlānā Ashraf 'Alī Thānawī رحمه الله

Bilal Issak
Re: The Path to Perfection

I purchased the book "The Path to perfection

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