Book Review: The Drink of the People of Purity in Prayers upon the Chosen Prophet

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The Drink of the People of Purity

Title: The Drink of the People of Purity in Prayers upon the Chosen Prophet (peace be upon him)
Author: Sayyidi Muhammad b. al-Qasim al-Qandusi
Translator: Shaykh Abdul Aziz Suraqah
Publisher: Muhammadan Press

There are a few pages of Shaykh Qandusi’s biography at the beginning of the book, this short excerpt below is from the back cover:

The knower of Allah, Shaykh Muhammad b. al-Qasim al-Qandusi, was born in Algeria and later settled in Fez, Morocco. He was affiliated with the Qadiri and Nasiri Sufi orders. He lived a life of obscurity as an herbalist and calligrapher, having written the Supreme Name (Allah) in his large, unique script that remains to this day in the Moulay Idriss II mosque in Fez. Towards the end of his life, he wrote books on the sciences of Sufism. He passed away in Fez in the year 1278AH/1861CE.

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