Talbis Iblis (Delusion Of The Devil) [Complete Set in 2 Volumes]
Jamal al-Din Abu' I-Faraj 'Abu al-Rahman b. Ali, popularly known as Ibn al-Jauzi, 510 A.H.---- 599 A.H. ( A.D.116 - A.D.1200), 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 traveller Ibn Jubair gives an enthusiastic account of two of his sermons heard in Baghdad.
The work of which a translation is offered here is directed against the sins of contemporary society, which it traces to 'Delusion of the Devil.' It's title (Talbis Iblis) of which whose words are a rendering, had been previously selected by Imam Ghazali for a work of similar scope which he contemplated. Imam Ibn Jauzi, though he handles Imam 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 Imam Ibn al-Rifa'i and Shaykh Abd al-Qadir Jilani in the sixth century of Islam, were beginning to render them, especially in North Africa, a political factor.
It mainly discusses extreme Sufis, however it also discusses other sects such as the Khaarijites , Shi'ah and the Baatineeyah.