Ibn Taiymiyyah's Essay on Servitude
From the book's back cover: "An enlightening book written by one of the most famous scholars of Islaam on the important subject of servitude. In this book, Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah defines the concept of worship in Islaam and explains that to be a true "slave of Allaah" is a status of both virtue and nobility. The author proves that the title "slave of Allaah" is one of great honor which Allaah bestowed upon the best of creation, Muhammad (pbuh). While elaborating on the issue of servitude, the author highlights the prevalent traps which people fall into, when becoming enslaved by, or allowing their hearts to become attached to worldly objects. The emphasis is on servitude to Allaah which is adorned with the true love we hold for Him in our hearts -- a matter of central importance for every Muslim.