IFIS&IZ Publications is pleased to announce the publication of the Arabic Edition of “Writings of the Heart – Sufism and precious character in the light of the Quran and the Prophetic traditions” by honourable Prof. Dr Hüseyin İlker Çınar (Founding Director of the IFIS&IZ). The books are published in cooperation with the leadings and renowned publisher for academic sources about Islam in the Arabic-Islamic Word, Darussalam Publishers (Cairo, Eygpt). The translations have been done by a proven expert of Arabian and Turkish language Dr Hānī Šukrī ʿAbd al-Ġafūr (Al-Azhar-University, a lecturer at the faculty for foreign languages). With the publication of the Arabic edition in cooperation with Darussalam publishers the Mannheim based IFIS&IZ Publications expands the reach of its academic publication in now three languages (German, Turkish, Arabic).
The book “Writings of the Heart” has been a result of longstanding and intensive scientific research of honourable Prof. Dr Hüseyin İlker Çınar. As the subtitle “Sufism and a Noble Character in the light of the Qur’an and the Hadith” implies, the content of the book has been edited in consideration of the primary sources of Islam, the Qur’an and the ahadith. Depending on the specific topics honourable Prof. Dr Hüseyin İlker Çınar provides to the reader a broad view including traditional and modern sources and issuing relevant Islamic scientific disciplines, i.e. doctrines of faith, Sufism, or Islamic jurisprudence. The book outlines an understanding of Sufism in which science and wisdom, sincerity and benevolence, a noble character and thoughtfulness are prime, far from superficiality and superciliousness, purposeful and without harming the Ummah consciousness. Honourable Prof. Dr Hüseyin İlker Çınar issues the problems of Sufi-movements which have been developed under the umbrella of Tarīqa and Sufism apparently to political and business organizations. Moreover, it is presented, how these movements have diverged from the core of Sufism and showing solutions based on the principles of Sufism how to escape from this trap.
Prof. Dr. Hüseyin İlker Çınar
(Translator: Dr. Ḫānī Šukrī ʿAbd al-Ġafūr)
التصوف والأخلاق الحميدة في ضوء القرآن والسنة
at-Taṣawwuf wa-l-aḫlāq al-ḥamīda fī ḍauʾ al-Qurʾān wa-s-sunna
Mannheim/Cairo: IFIS&IZ Publications/Dār as-salām, 2020