The Key to Salvation - A Sufi Manual of Invocationfons vitae
This is the first English translation of Miftah al-falah, a thirteenth century Sufi text, written by Ibn Ata Allah, the noted jurist of the Maliki school of law, and the third of the great masters of the Shadhili Sufi order. Key to Salvation is considered to be one of his most important works because it contains the principles of actual Sufi mystical practices. It is unprecedented for the light it sheds on the central role of the dhikru’llah, or sacred invocation, and associated practices, such as the spiritual retreat.
Author: Ibn Ata Allah
Translated by: Mary Ann Koury Danner