Communities have always held some notion of unseen realms regardless of religion or culture. However, the modern age – an age of extreme materialism – is an anomaly in this regard with its systematic erosion of such ideas from the very psyche of man. People are finding it progressively more difficult to comprehend realities that exist beyond the framework of the physical world and how they tie in to the familiar material dimension we have become immersed in.
“When Friday comes, angels stand at the door of the Mosques, recording the order in which people enter, the first ones first. Once the Imam sits on the pulpit, they fold up their records and enter to listen to the remembrance.”
This unique book seeks to take the reader through various unseen realms that exist outside, or alongside the physical reality we experience. Drawing from the rich Islamic Tradition the author begins to unravel the various worlds of dreams, angels, demons, spirits and how man has experienced these realities throughout the ages.
One of the architects involved in maintenance and repair work at the Prophet’s ﷺ Mosque, the Egyptian Tariq al-Sharif, reports that in 1406AH he was with a group of men working on the rooftop of the mosque and they had all stopped to pray the maghrib Prayer, after which they had sat down to rest. He was over-taken by light somnolence and saw that he was sitting in a circle in the Prophet’s presence. Someone was going around serving dates, milk and coffee. When it was his turn, he was overjoyed to hear the Prophet ﷺ say, “Serve him, for he deserves more”
Abu Zaid –
One of the best books I’ve read