This landmark work of over 600 pages is the most comprehensive translation of the Naqshbandi Golden Chain practices available in English and has provided an opportunity for Westerners to access this rich tradition.
This book includes some important chapters, including:
Guidebook of the Saints of the Golden Chain, which a description of the Naqshbandi Dhikr, Daily Spiritual Practices for Initiates, the Prepared and for People of Determination.
It also includes an authoritive description of Islamic practices, including the Prayers, Testification of Faith, Conduct during Pilgrimage and visiting Medinah.
History of the Saints of the Golden Chain, which is a description of each of the forty Saints of the Golden Chain, which is a rare compilation.
Academic Research on the Naqshbandiyya Order provides background to many of the concepts in the Book.
Doctrinal Foundations of the Spiritual Path provides further Sufi instruction over a range of important subjects, especially an excellent section on Dhikr: The Remembrance of God, being a foundation of Sufism and Islam.
Shaykh Nazim, the fortieth Shaykh of the Golden Chain said about this book, “I congratulate my son-in-law and deputy, Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, for compiling this luminous volume on the miraculous lives of the great Sufi Masters, the Saints of the Golden Chain. May he be granted the best of heavenly rewards.”
Seyyed Hossein Nasr says about this book, “Shaykh Kabbani must be congratulated for making available this first account in the English language of the history and teachings of the Naqshbandi Order. Both those in quest of an authentic spiritual life and serious scholars must be grateful to Shaykh Kabbani for this work.”