Author: Abu'l Faraj Ibn Jauzi
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): D S Margoliouth/N K Singh
Publisher: Kitab Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171513220
Jamal al-Din Abul-Faraj Abd al-Rahman b. Ali, popularly known as Ibn alJauzi, 510 AH - 599 AH (AD 1116-AD1200) was the author of a vast number of works-theological, historical, biographical, medical, philological, and entertaining-of which several have been printed in recent times. He was famous as a preacher and the traveler Ibn Jubair gives an enthusiastic account of two of his sermons heard in Baghdad.
The work of which a translations is here offered is directed against the sins of contemporary society, which it traces to delusion by the Devil. Its title (Talbis Iblis) of which those words are a rendering, had been previously selected by Ghastly for a work of similar scope which he contemplated. Ibn Jauzi, though he handles Ghazali severely, adopted it by far the greater part of the book is criticism or censure of the Sufis, who, owing to the establishment of Orders by Ibn al-Rifa'I and Abd al-Qadir al-Gilani in the sixth century of Islam, were beginning to render them, especially in North Africa, a political factor.
Account of the way wherein the devil deludes the Sufis in the matter of their clothing
Account of the way wherein the devil deludes the Sufis matters of food and drink
Specimens of the conduct of the earlier Sufis