The Natural Philosophy Of AhleSunant Wal Jamaat www. Page 2. The Natural Philosophy Of AhleSunant Wal Jamaat. Hujwiri’s Kashf al-Mahjub. Proof of His Impressionability from Different Leaders and Sources. Abstract. The present paper will acquaint the reader with the life of . CHAPTER XI of Kashf al-Mahjub. by the Gnostic Ali Hujwiri . `Amr ibn `Uthman al- Makki, who shows great zeal on his behalf (andar amr-i way ba-jidd bashad), .

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And Abu Muhammad Murta ish says: At the gate of Kufa, which lay on his route, he was seized by a weaver of silk, who cried out: He has many fine and admirable sayings on the verities of mystical knowledge.

I was clad in common clothes and my hair was long, and my guise was such that all the people in the ship mocked and laughed at me. At that epoch half the popu lation of Merv were followers of Tradition and the other half adherents of Opinion, just as at the present day. The people and Shaykhs of Nishapur were well pleased with Ahmad.

The Lahore edition has Ibn al-Jalali, I.

It is written among the genuine Traditions, and is well known to scholars, that when Abu Bakr prayed at night he used to recite the Koran in a low voice, whereas Umar used to recite in a loud voice. And Abu 1-Hasan Nun also says: Nujwiri seeing this the apprentice fainted.

To Sufis the meaning of Sufiism is clearer than the sun and does not need any explanation or indication. Knowledge with God is the science of the ” stations ” and the ” Path ” and the degrees of the saints. The old woman s saying that she worked for God s sake is a proof of her sincerity in love. This is one of those books. Their love of God requires them kashhf forget every selfish interest while they do His bidding.

We went forth from the house in fear of our lives. It was he who was with Nuri when the latter was persecuted and when God delivered the Sufis from death.


That is to say, formerly the practice was known and the pretence unknown, but nowadays” the pretence is known and the practice unknown. Thejiteral meaning is that you will not become rich humwiri by Him, and that when you have gained Him you have become rich.

This is the mark of true sincerity. There is no knowledge without action, since knowledge is the product of action, and is mahhub forth and developed and made profitable by the blessings of action. He was the maternal uncle of Junayd. Thou dost wrong mahujb turn away from mankind and towards thyself, and to be concerned with thyself, whereas the actions of all mankind are determined by the providence and predestination of God.

Dervishhood in all its meanings is a metaphorical poverty, and amidst all its subordinate aspects there is a transcendent principle. If he thinks that it is his, and that he is thereby conferring a favour on you, do not accept it.

His presence Jmdur kshf God has no end and his existence has no cause.

Ali Hujwiri

Nuri referred to his own age, but these things are rare at all times, and they are rare to-day. He consorted with Ibrahim ibn Adham and many other Shaykhs. It has convinced me, moreover, that Abu Hanifa was one of those who, having annihilated their natural qualities, continue to perform the ordinances of the sacred law, as appears from the fact that he was carried by the Apostle.

How can a doctrine whose principles require to be corroborated with so much caution be followed and imitated? He was one of the most eminent of the Syrian Shaykhs and is praised by all the leading Sufis.

I have seen fifty works by him at Baghdad and in the neighbouring districts, and some in Khuzistan and Fars and Khurasan.

CHAPTER XI of Kashf al-Mahjub

Regarding Ahmad ibn Hanbal d. When Dawud Ta i had acquired learning and become a famous authority, he went to Abu Hanifa and said to him: You will soon be punished for this want of respect. He attained to such a high degree that once when he was in a ship, and was suspected of stealing a jewel, he no sooner lifted his eyes to heaven than mahujb the fishes in the sea came to the surface, every one carrying a jewel in its mouth.


He is the author of many excellent books which, by their eloquence, declare the miracles vouchsafed to him, e. L, I, and J. God be praised both in joy and sorrow! The Shaykh said to his disciple: He left Samarra, his native town, with the intention of performing the pilgrimage.

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Junayd went to see him and said: Uthman al-Jullabi, found myself in a difficulty. I went back to him and told him what had occurred. This does not apply, however, to the blame which God has com manded us to bestow upon infidels. I will refute their doctrines in the chapter concerning the different Sufi sects. I have found the following tale among the anecdotes of the holy men of Iraq.

Having contracted many debts at Rayy, he set out for Khurasan. My favorite book outside of the Quran. God condemns those who learn useless knowledge Kor. He was an eminent pupil of Junayd, and had associated with Ibrahim Maristani. He is the author of brilliant compositions and sublime sayings and allegories. If you look with due consideration, the same marvel is existent in every atom of the universe. It is clear that he is anxious to represent Sufiism as the true interpretation of Islam, and it is equally certain that the interpretation is incompatible with the text.

At length he admitted me, and I remained in his society until he took me with him to visit Abu Hafs at Nishapur. 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.