A Portrait of the Prophet: As Seen by His ContemporariesAvailable
Author: Muhammad al-Tirmidhi
Pick-up location: Eunos MRT, Paya Lebar MRT
This new edition of the Sham¥’il translated by Muhtar Holland, published by Fons Vitae Press is a welcome addition to the classic works of the world’s spiritual traditions. The work represents a continuation of a textual tradition reaching back over a thousand years. This translation provides us at the same time with a window opening onto the roots of the spiritual tradition of Islam itself, a tradition that perceived spirituality as a process of transformation in the individual that was integrally linked to one’s adherence, both inwardly and outwardly, to the example of the Prophet Muhammad.