He did not dishonour him on account of his sin. Although he does not give the titles, he is presumably referring to Sulami s Tabaqdt al-Silfiyya and Qushayri s Risdla? Knowing what you desire, I have arranged the book in divisions suitable to your purpose. Al-Hujwiri refers in his notice of Ma ruf al-Karkhi p.
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He did not dishonour him on account of his sin. Although he does not give the titles, he is presumably referring to Sulami s Tabaqdt al-Silfiyya and Qushayri s Risdla? Knowing what you desire, I have arranged the book in divisions suitable to your purpose. Al-Hujwiri refers in his notice of Ma ruf al-Karkhi p. If he had walked by himself, his attributes must have been subsistent, and such a one may either miss or hit the mark ; but inasmuch as he was carried by the Apostle, his attributes must have been non-existent while he was sustained by the living attributes of the Apostle.
To this I reply wl, when God kashg us to be thankful for prosperity He made thank fulness the means of increasing our prosperity ; but when He commanded us to be patient in adversity He made patience the means of drawing nigh unto Himself. Habib had uttered the call to prayer and was standing, engaged in devotion.
Kkashf was the son of a Nubian, and his name was Thawban. Paradise is created, whereas love is an uncreated attribute of God. A shallow pretender, whose words carry no weight, erased my name from the title page and gave out to the public that he was the author, notwithstanding that connoisseurs laughed at his assertion. He was an enamoured and intoxicated votary of Sufism.
He is one of the ancient and principal Shaykhs, and was famed for his generosity and devoutness. He has lofty sayings and shining evidences, and he was perfectly grounded in detachment from this world. During that time Khidr consorted with me and taught me the Great Name of God. In consequence of this dream I have great hopes for myself and also for the people of my country. The proof is that he has no need of my society, whereas to you it is necessary.
He is the author of celebrated works and famous miracles. He was one of the most noted travellers among the Sufis, and used to cross the deserts in complete disengagement from worldly things ba-tajrid. A man is united to God when God holds him kzshf honour, and separated from God when God holds him in contempt.
O Prince of the Faithful, I dare not akshf sword against Moslems without thy command. It is a kashg story that one day he fell into a pit. In jurisprudence he followed Dawud [ al-Zahiri of Isfahan], and he was deeply versed in the sciences relating to the interpretation and reading of the Koran.
Junayd held him in high regard, and Abu Hamza of Baghdad treated him with the utmost consideration. He was asked how the change in him began. When these three qualifications are possessed by the novice, he may wear the muraqqa a as a true mystic, not merely as an imitator of others. Moreover, the Prophet chose poverty and said: On a certain occasion I was in the company of one of these vain pretenders. Urdu translation by Allama Fazl-ud-Din Gohar present one. The true meaning of these words is the same as in the saying of Abraham, the Friend of God Khalil and the Apostle, who said to the sun and moon and stars: According to a definition given by Sahl b.
This matter has been disputed at great length in the present age, and both parties have resorted to far-fetched and amazing verbal subtleties ; but it will be allowed on all sides that Poverty and Purity are not mere words and nothing else.
Nuri referred to his own age, but these things are rare at all times, and they are rare to-day. The truth of this matter goes back to the words of God: Wealth is abundance of worldly goods and poverty is lack of them: He studied jurisprudence with an intimate friend of Abu Hanifa.
It is otherwise when Purity and Poverty are considered in their practical aspect, namely, the denuding one kxshf self of worldly things tajrid and the casting away of all one s possessions. It is now my duty to give some account of the author of the Kashf kashv, and to indicate the character of his work.
Accordingly, when they know aright they eat what is lawful, and when they speak aright they utter praise of Godand when they look aright they behold Him, because no food is lawful except what He has given and permits to be eaten, and no praise is rightly offered to anyone in the eighteen thousand worlds except to Him, and it is not allowable to look on anything in the universe except His beauty and majesty.
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At first he was a usurer and committed all sorts of wickedness, but God gave him a sincere repentance, and he learned from Hasan something of the theory and practice of religion. One evening Hasan of Basra passed by the door of his cell. Habib had uttered the call to prayer and was standing, engaged in devotion. Hasan came in, but would not pray under his leadership, because Habib was unable to speak Arabic fluently or recite the Koran correctly. Thinking that Habib was making fun of them, they abused him and called him a liar. He swore that he had spoken the truth.
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The book with its Persian flavor of philosophical speculation is itself a piece of the identity of Ali Hujwiri also known as Data Ganj Baksh. List of sufis Notable early Notable modern Singers. Definition of phrases of the Sufis and their ideas. Nicholson is known for translating Kashf-ul-Mahjoob into English. Encyclopaedia of Islam, Ull Edition. He had experienced the heights of knowledge and now he wanted to taste spirituality.