In the Name of Allah the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

 Kernel of the Kernel, a Treatise on the Spiritual Journey of those who Possess Intellect [A Planning for Vision of God]

Collected Works of The Muslim Shiite Scholar and Thinker: Allāma Hājj Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Husaynī Tihrānī




Straight path is the midway between the exoteric life and the esoteric purification.


Subject of the Book : Planning to Move toward God


What is spiritual wayfaring?

Who is a wayfarer?

What is the most essential momentum in spiritual wayfaring?

What goes on inside a wayfarer?

Where does a traveler on the Path toward God lay off his luggage?


Originally, this treatise comprises the quintessence of the first course of the lectures of the great philosopher and mystic, his holiness Allama Ayatollah Tabātabā’ī, may God sanctify his soul, on ethics and Gnosis taught at Hawza ‘Ilmiya of Qum which have been written down by his holiness Ayatollah Allama Tihrānī, may God sanctify his soul, as compilation of lecture notes and published with modifications and addenda by his the latter.


Excerpts from the book:

• Religion calls to deliberation along with attention to God. 

• Truths of being are to be perceived esoterically; mere reliance on one’s knowledge is not sufficient.

• Respond to Divine attractions and get prepared to depart from the material world.

• The way to reach Divine Audience Chamber starts from within man.

• Mystical vigilance and awareness of one’s real “Self” would move man toward his God.

• Thorough following of all legal rulings in various stages of spiritual wayfaring is the main prerequisite.


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