WF is pleased to bring you this excellent publication “Seeking Light“- written by Shaykh Muhammad Khalfan. A Short Treatise on the Secrets of Wudu’ as Portrayed by Imam Ali (as) which explores Wudu’ in a new light; as a source of radiance that illuminates the soul of a believer.
A number of books and papers have been written on wudu’ in its practical and spiritual aspects. This particular work is different in that it tried to understand the deeper secrets of wudu’ through some of the recommended supplications of Imam Ali (a).
The author being extremely well-versed in the intricacies of both Arabic and English language is able to analyse the true meanings behind the Arabic words that describe wudu’ and the du’as that accompany each step.
This book is an essential addition to any bookshelf, because as Shaykh Khalfan explains, wudu’ is derived from an Arabic word that means ‘beauty’ and ‘purity’. Thus, this seemingly simple act is actual a means of beautifying oneself for – and as a result, gaining closeness to – the Almighty.
I start off by thanking Almighty Allah (SWT), Imam Ridha (as) and Bibi Ma’sumah (as) for granting me the opportunity to mentor on the Madinah and Bab Summer Course for the second consecutive year.