English Translation and Commentary of Imam al-Mawlud's 'Matharat al-Qulub'.
By Hamza Yusuf, Dar al Taqwa, paperback, 211 pages
This exploration of Islamic spirituality delves into the psychological diseases and cures of the heart.
Diseases examined include miserliness, envy, hatred, treachery, rancour, malice, ostentation, arrogance, covetousness, lust, and other afflictions that assail people and often control them.
The causes and practical cures of these diseases are discussed, offering a penetrating glimpse into how Islam deals with spiritual and psychological problems and demonstrating how all people can benefit from these teachings.
About the author:
Hamza Yusuf is a co-founder of Zaytuna College, located in Berkeley, California. He is an advisor to Stanford University’s Program in Islamic Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union.