Spirituality in Islam has always been strongly connected to the descendants of the Blessed Prophet ﷺ . This book tells the story of a major branch of Ahl al Bayt or House of Prophecy, the Ba‘Alawis of Southern Yemen. Their tradition of scholarship and sanctity has produced countless great men of God over the centuries and still does. Their biographies clearly demonstrate their pattern of spiritual achievement, which is of the utmost importance to every contemporary seeker of nearness to the Divine Presence.
The author: Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi is an Egyptian psychiatrist, scholar of Islamic sciences, and translator of Islamic texts. Among the texts he has translated are the ten books of Imam Abd Allah al-Haddad, Key to the Garden by Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad, and The Degrees of the Soul by Shaykh al‑Shabrawi. His own works include Man and the Universe, Sufi Sage of Arabia, A Higher Reality, Twilight of a World, Ancient Prophets of Arabia, Spiritual Significance in Islamic Architecture, and Day of Decision: The Battle of Badr.