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Al-Qushayris Epistle on Sufism Abu M-Qasim al-Qushayri Al-Risala al- qushayriyya ffiilm al-tasaxvwuf Translated by Professor Alexander D. Knysh Reviewed by. Already in , Arthur J. Arberry observed that al-Qushayri’s Risala draws heavily from the works of his predecessors Abui ‘Abd al-Rahman al-. Sulami (d. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Sep 1, , K. Honerkamp and others published Al-Qushayri’s Epistle on Sufism (al-Risala al-qushayriyya fi lhringilm.

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While the former is quite readable and relatively accurate albeit practically devoid of commentarythe latter is but a free paraphrase of the Arabic al-qushqyri, which is frequently misconstrued and, consequently, mistranslated. Thousands of men have traversed great distances, yet no one remembers them, while that Moses made [only] a few steps and [schoolchildren will be reciting until the Day of Judgment: Al-risala Al-qushayriyya Fi ‘ilm Al-tasawwuf’.

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Maktaba Ma’ariful Quran Karachi. Ibrahim al-Balkhi 30 Abu Yazid b. Chairman, Arab Historians Union. Thus, in discussing the spoils of war mentioned in Q. They are recognized by Muslim scholars as being early and important in their fields, as works whose importance is broadly recognized by international scholars, and ao-qushayri having had a genuinely significant impact on the development of human culture.

His teacher of hadith al-Sulami, of Asharite kalam al-Naysaburi; and also the respectable masters of his silsilah sufi chain he attached himself: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature.

Ein Handbuch zur islamischen Mystik aus dem 4. During times of anarchy, people found solace in the fold of sufism, Anjum argues. Accordingly, manuals were written on the code of conduct for sufis as the sufi movement got more integrated to the society and more institutionalized. This text is essentially a reminder to the people of ao-risala era that Sufis had authentic ancestral tradition, as well as a defence of Sufism against the doubters that rose during that time of his life.


Muhammad al-Nuri 46 Abu ‘Abdallah Ahmad b.


Dar Ihya al-Turath al-Arabi. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Dar al-Nur al-Mubin Jordan. The Best Books of Log In Sign Up. Ahmad 48 Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad b. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Dar Usul al-Din Egypt. It al-tisala several minor omissions toward the end of the text, but can be considered complete for practical purposes.

Sufi Book of Spiritual Ascent (Al-Risala Al-Qushayriya) : Abu’l-Qasim Al-Qushayri :

Muslim scholars such as these and others produced original works in many fields. Even when this delicate balance is successfully struck, the exegete is still in need of divine assistance in grasping the subtleties of the divine revelation.

There is no boundary 1 to encircle him, no device to entrap Him, no time to confine Him! Risaka Epistle is probably the most popular Sufi manual ever. He lived in such poverty there, that he would venture out into the night in search of water al-disala and the rinds of watermelon.

Ab Ummu Cabdallah Xafsa C. Fifth, square brackets [] serve to indicate my addition of words and phrases to the original Arabic text where I think they are implied, but not explicitly mentioned.

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Sufi Book of Spiritual Ascent (Al-Risala Al-Qushayriya)

Muslims at Work South Africa. He includes a biographical section that records lives of venerable sufi masters which is an authorative support for the sufi terminology and practices he eleborates on in the latter chapter.

In the introduction to the biographical section al-Qushayri takes pains to present the Al-rrisala as the rightful heirs to the Prophet and his pious Companions.


Tahir al-Abhari 66 Abu 3 1-Husayn b. Early Muslim scholars were able to communicate with their Western counterparts through contacts made during the Crusades; at Muslim universities and centres of learning in Muslim Spain al-Andalus, or Andalusia and Sicily to which many European students went for education; and at the universities and centres of learning in Europe itself such as Salerno, Padua, Montpellier, Paris, and Oxfordwhere Islamic works were taught in Latin translations.

Muhammad Eissa, whose meticulous attention to detail deserves the highest praise.

Because in any case they needed the legitimization of religious authority. Retrieved 26 February His advocacy of the Ash’arite theological tenets aroused the ire of its Hanafite opponents. In a limited number of cases, when it is absolutely al-qqushayri, I use letters d, t, and u to convey the long Arabic vowels.

Also represented will be books by Muslim scientists on medicine, astronomy, geography, physics, chemistry, horticulture, and other fields.

Al-Qushayri’s Epistle on Sufism : Al-Risala Al-qushayriyya Fi ‘ilm Al-tasawwuf

He was once arrested after he issued a fatwa religious decree defending Asharite theological tenetsand he had to leave his city. At its inception the Center was al-qushayrri by the late Dr Muhammad Ibrahim Kazim, former Rector of Qatar University, who established its initial objectives.

In it, Al-Qushayri gives us an illuminating insight into the everyday lives of Sufi devotees of the eighth to eleventh centuries Al-qusgayri. Occasionally, brackets along with footnotes may be used to clarify obscure passages in the Arabic original. But was it only his efforts that enhanced the reconcilation sufism and Islamic jurisprudence fiqh and theology kalam in the 12th century.