The Spiritual Writings of Amir 'Abd al-Kader
SUNY Press, Jul 1, 1995 - Religion - 233 pages
Behind >Abd al-Kader s role of brilliant warrior lay another, that of spiritual master in the direct lineage of Ibn >Arabi, the Shaikh al-Akbar (the greatest shaikh). The thirty-nine texts translated here were chosen because they represent the major themes of the teaching of >Abd al-Kader. Many are commentaries on passages from the writings of Ibn >Arabi. They offer a rare opportunity to share the illumination of a master writing from his own direct experience.
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Abraham absolute according acts affirms akbarian al-dln Allah Allah—May allusion Amir Arabic text attributes Beirut believe belongs Bugeaud Bukhari cAbd al-Kader cAbd al-Qadir Cairo chapter cited commentary commented Concerning conformity corresponds creatures Damascus degree disciple divine Essence divine Names edition essential reality eternity everything evil existence exotericism expression fact fear Fusus Futuhat gnostic Grace hadlth Hallaj heavens hidden huwa Ibid Ibn cArabI implies infidelity initiatic interpretation Islam isnad khirqa Kitab knowledge Koran Lam-Alif Leon Roche light Lord manifestation maqam masters Mawqif means Messenger of Allah mosque Muhammad Muslim naqshbandiyya non-being non-manifested perfect prayer Prophet Prophet—On pure recitation refers relation respect saints secondary causes servant Shaikh al-Akbar Shaikh Muhammad soul speaks spiritual station Sufism symbolizes tariqa tasawwuf tawhid teaching theophanies things tion TirmidhI transcendence translation treaty of Tafna truth Unicity unveiling veiled vision wahdat al-wujud word worship