The salutation upon the best of creation

About The Book

The edition before you presents Ibn 'Ajiba’s (1747-1809) commentary on the great gnostic ʻAbd al-Salām ibn Mashīsh al-ʻAlamī’s (1211–1294) celebrated salutation, or taṣliyah, upon the Prophet of Islam. The salutation, commonly known as As-Salat al-Mashishiyah ("The Prayer of Ibn Mashish"), is a seminal piece of literature read throughout the Muslim world. Prayers upon the Prophet were initiated by God (Qur’an 33:56), instructed by the Prophet himself, and dutifully carried out by illustrious generations since the Prophetic companions.


“He is the Pole of Islam. He is the Sea which overflows.” - Abu al-Hasan ash-Shadhili

“The Shaykh’s lofty status and majestic rank is famous and well known. He penetrated the depths of the mystical sciences of the Folk [the Sufis], all of which center around the science of actualizing in one’s self the character traits of the Prophet . – Ahmad Ibn Ajiba