Patience and Gratitude: An Abridged Translation of `Uddat as-sabirin w dhakhirat ash-shakirin by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (1292-1350 CE) translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab. Published by Ta-Ha Publishers.1 Wynne Road, London SW9 0BB.
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Ta-Ha Publishers and Nasiruddin al-Khattab are to be congratulated for providing access to English-speaking Muslims to an excellent book with crucial lessons for improving our practice of Islam.
As a translation, the text is smooth and grammatically correct. The abridgement leaves out things like detailed chains of narration, additional supportive narrations and investigations of issues not critical to the central themes.
By investigating the different meanings of patience, a Muslim can look at his/her own state and see what should be changed.
For a biography on Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, you can visit http://www.sunnahonline.com/ilm/seerah/0036.htm.
Last updated August 10, 2005.