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'Boost Your Faith' by Ezatulhada Ismail | Contents


Author: Ezatulhada Ismail
Total Pages: 460
Published date: March 2024
Publisher: Alhada Publishing
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Chapter One: Build Your Character













Chapter Two: Polish the Whole of You

Discipline yourself

Prep for Ramadan

Devote time to charity

Migrate to a better you

Repent and reset

Be patient and persevere

Loving companion

Remember God


Chapter Three: Know His Lordship

Interacting with the Divine

Alone with the Alone

Loving Him

Divine Offers

Oneness of God

God’s Beautiful Names

Experiential Tauhid



 Chapter Four: Love the Beloved of Allah

On Prophet Muhammad’s leadership

On being Prophet Muhammad’s Ummah

Prophet Muhammad as the greatest gift for mankind

On the Prophet’s Night of Ascension

Complement your adoration with knowledge

Study and practice the Prophet’s Sunnah

On learning the Prophet’s attributes

Prophet Muhammad’s lesson for his daughter Fatimah

Prophet Muhammad’s noble characters

Lessons on hope from Rasulullah

Emulate the manners of Rasulullah

Prophet Muhammad’s supreme rank

God’s praises for Prophet Muhammad

On loving Prophet Muhammad

On Prophet Muhammad’s companions

Reflect on Prophet Muhammad’s journeys

Salawat Adnan

The Prophet’s unconditional compassion


Chapter Five: Scholars’ Speeches

On selected aphorisms of Ibn Ata’allah al-Iskandari and the true friend

On etiquette and manners of a good writer

On Kitab Qatrul Ghaisiah

Sufism offers healing to the 21st Century

On being grateful for Islam and its last messenger

Hajj as a journey of love and the importance of unconditional compassion

On celebrating Mawlid ar-Rasul

Make your face radiant

Bring yourself closer to the Heavens

Follow in the footsteps of Muadz bin Jabal

On being Allah’s guest at His House

There is only one Ummah

Feel the presence of the Prophet and the righteous men

On loving the Beloved of Allah

On muraqabah

On cleansing one’s blemishes

Glorify Allah with your heart

Love one another for the sake of God

Work towards Akhirah with ibadah and knowing Allah

On the ultimate presence

Prophet Muhammad is kind and merciful

On Prophet Muhammad’s life story

  On the values of good behaviours

  On the virtue of Mawlid Majlis

  On striving for muraqabah

  On the blessings of Prophet Muhammad

  Be conscious of God’s presence

  On seeing with the eyes of the heart

  On the privileges of the Prophet’s Ummah

  On loving Ahlul Bayt

  Prophet Muhammad as mentioned in Kitab Torah, Injil and the Quran

  None shall leave empty-handed from Majlis Zikir  

  Study hadith and revive the Sunnah

  On hadith regarding the virtues of knowledge and scholars

  On Imam Busiri and Qasidah Burdah

  On the spirit, the intellect, the soul, and the heart

  On three criteria for a successful and profitable deed

  We don’t need any other love, other than the love of Allah and Rasul

  Use your aqal based on the light of Iman granted by Allah  


            Chapter Six: Saintly Wisdoms

  Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali

  Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani

  Shaykh Najmuddin Kubra

  Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn al-Arabi

  Shaykh Wali Raslan ad-Dimashqi

  Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi

  Shaykh Sharafuddin Ahmad bin Yahya al-Maneri

  Shaykh Ahmad Zarruq al-Barnusi al-Fasi

  Imam Abdullah al-Haddad

  Shaykh Ahmad al-Alawi


 Chapter Seven: Read in the Name of Your Lord

  Forty Sufi Gems


The Path

'The Clarifications of Noble Character' by Habib Umar bin Hafiz

'The Gardens of Truth: The Vision and Promises of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition' by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

'The Basic Research' by Shaykh Ahmad Ajiba, Revised and edited by Shaykh Abddalqadir as-Sufi


The Journey

'The Book of Safar' by Shaykh Dr Abdalqadir as-Sufi

'Commentaries on Shaykh Wali Raslan’s Risala fit-Tauhid' by Shaykh Zakariya al-Ansari and Shaykh Ali al-Hamawi

'Spiritual Subtleties for the Swiftly Ascending People of God' by Shaykh Nur al-Din al-Raniri

'The Sufi Rules of Conduct' by Shaykh Abdul Rahman al-Sulami


The Stations

'A Treatise on the Heart' by Hakim al-Tirmidhi and 'Stations of the Righteous' by al-Sulami

'Illuminating Guidance on the Cessation of Self-direction' by Shaykh Ibn Ata’Allah al-Iskandari

'Letter of a Sufi Master' – The Shaykh ad-Darqawi


The Arrival

'Fifteen Letters' by Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani

'The Shape of Light' by Shaykh al-Suhrawardi

'Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment' by Imam al-Ghazali

Chapter 8: Poetry

Remembering a Sufi of Kashmir

A dedication to my Capetonian friends 

For You

Rain on Bussorah Street

Reminiscing Madinah

O Light Upon Light

That Nuh on the Knoll

In each other all along

Oh, Ibnu Mashish!

Loving al-Jazuli

Oh, Rumi!




Recommended Readings

List of Scholars cited in 'Boost Your Faith'

1. Shaykh Fahmi Zamzam al-Maliki
2. Shaykh Dr Muhammad bin Yahya al Ninowy
3. Habib Umar bin Hafiz
4. Shaykh Dr Fadlallah Haeri
5. Habib Ali Zaenal Abidin al-Hamid
6. Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes
7. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
8. Shaykh Abdul Aziz Fredericks
9. Habib Muhammad Abdullah al-Saggaf
10. Habib Ahmad bin Hussein al-Aidid
11. Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi
12. Habib Salim bin Umar bin Hafiz
13. Habib Musa Kazim al-Saggaf
14. Shaykh Abdul Mahmud al-Hayfan
15. Shaykh Muhammad Ismail az-Zein
16. Ustaz Ali bin Haji Muhammad
17. Shaykh Sayyid Salman al-Hussaini an-Nadwi
18. Ustaz Dr Shamsul Mohd Noor
19. Habib Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Aydrus
20. Habib Alwy bin Abdurrahman al-Habsyi
21. Shaykh Mokhtar al-Maghraoui
22. Habib Muhammad bin Alwi al-Haddad
23. Habib Syech al-Saggaf
24. Habib Mahdi Abu Bakar al-Hamid
25. Habib Husein bin Alwi bin Agiel al-Maliki
26. Shaykh Fuad al-Maliki
27. Shaykh Dr Usama al-Azahari
28. Habib Jindan bin Novel
29. Shaykh Prof Dr Faruq Hamadah
30. Prof Dr Ahmad Obaid
31. Ustaz Dr Mohamed Feisal Mohamed Hassan
32. Shaykh Muhammad bin Ibrahim al-Kattani
33. Dr Afifi al-Akiti
34. Shaykh Abdul Aziz Shafie al-Fatani
35. Shaykh Nuh Keller
36. Habib Hassan bin Muhammad al-Attas
37. Shaykh Mustafa an-Nadwi
38. Habib Ali bin Shaykh Abu Bakar
39. Habib Umar bin Hamid al-Jailani
40. Shaykh Afeefuddin al-Jailani
41. Habib Yusuf Bakhour al-Hassani
42. Habib Abdul Rahman Mashoor
43. Habib Salem Ba'abad
44. Habib Soleh al-Jufri
45. Habib Ali al-Jufri
46. Habib Munzir al-Musawa
47. Shaykh Dr Saad Ghawish al-Hussaini
48. Prof Shaykh Dr Jamal Faroq ad-Daqqaq
49. Shaykh Dr Muhammad Fadhil al-Jailani
50. Habib Muhammad bin Soleh al-Attas
51. Shaykh Muhammad Shukri al-Banjari
52. Dr Habib Ahmad al-Kaf


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