For the first time in English this is the amazing biography of al-Shaykh Abd al-Qādir Jilani. This biography of al-Ghawth al-A'zam was written by Hāfiz Ibn Hajar al-Asqalānī (d. 852/1449), a great Islamic authority in his own right and the author of great works. Translated by Mokrane Guezzou, The Onlooker's Delight is an accurate and holistic account of this great figure of Islam. From his early encounters with extreme poverty to his saintly miracles, his humble reclusiveness to his acceptance in Baghdad and beyond, this work offers a moving account of the greatest saint of Allah ever to have existed. Edited by Dr Hafiz Ather Hussain al-Azhari, the readers of this book, regardless of age, will undoubtedly take spiritual strength from this beautiful biography.