For the Sufis, the healing of the sick is considered to be the most important of all services to humanity. For the first time in the West, the author presents the secret principles and practices of this divine science, based on the 800-year tradition of the Chishti Order. Among the many topics covered are dietary recommendations of the Prophet, the preparation of herbal formulas, healing with essential oils, illnesses arising at various stages of the soul's evolution, fasting and prayer, talismans, and the "infallible remedy."
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Hakim Chishti is a naturopathic physician and one of the only recognized Tibb practitioners in the U.S. As a Fulbright Research Scholar, he studied Tibb medicine in Afghanistan, and has participated in international health symposia in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. Working from original material, he has translated the handbooks of Avicenna and the standard text on Tibb medicine, Mizan-ul-Tibb. He is the author of The Traditional Healer's Handbook (Healing Arts Press, 1991).
The Book of Sufi Healing Foreword Shajarah, or line of Succession, of Shaykh Moinuddin Notes on the Transliteration and Pronunciation of Arabic Words Preface Prologue 1. What is Health? 2. The Hierarchy of Creation 3. The Stations of the Soul 4. Food and Health 5. Akhlat: The Four Essences of the Body 6. Foods of the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) 7. Herbal Formulas for Common Ailments 8. Fasting: The Best Medicine 9. Salat: The Postures of the Prophets 10. The Soul of the Rose 11. The Universe of the Breath 12. Tacwidh: The Merciful Prescriptions 13. Dhikr: Divine Remembrance 14. The Origin of Miracles 15. The Keys of the Treasures of the Heavens and the Earth 16. The Infallible Remedy Appendixes I. The Islamic Calendar II. Some Useful Short Surahs of the Holy Qur'an III. The Divine Attributes IV. Glossary V. Bibliography Index
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