Early Islamic Mysticism (CWS)
Michael Anthony Sells
Paulist Press, 1996 - Religion - 398 pages
This volume makes available and accessible the writings of the crucial early period of Islamic mysticism during which Sufism developed as one of the world's major mystical traditions. The texts are accompanied by commentary on their historical, literary and philosophical context.
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SOURCES OF ISLAMIC MYSTICISM
EARLY SUFI QURAX INTERPRETATION
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Adam affirmation of unity Ahdullah Ahu Yazid Allah Most High angels annihilation Arabic asked attributes Basra beginswith Bistami bythe Chapter commentary conceit creatures deity dhikr discussion divine early Islamic early Sufi ecstasy ecstatic effacement ego-self egoism essay eternal existence famous God's grant him compassion hadith Hallaj Hasan heard Ahu heart heaven human humankind Iblis inclination interpretation Islamic isnad Ja'far Jihril Junayd Ka'ha Kitah knower knowledge light lord lote tree ma'rifa master meaning Mi'raj Moses Mu'tazilites Muhammad Muhasihi Musa mushahada Muslim mystical union night oncoming passage passing peace and blessings person poetic praise prayer present Prophet Qur'an Qushayri Rahi'a reality recite reference remembrance repentance rhymed prose ritual Sahl Sarraj Satan servant Shahrastani shari'a Shaykh Shi'ite sincerity someone spirit station Sufi Sufism Sulami Sura tawhid term theological tion tradition translation veil verse vision Whoever witness word worship wujud
Page x - And when your Lord said to the angels, I am going to place in the earth one who shall rule (in it), they said : What ! wilt Thou place in it such as shall make mischief in it and shed blood, and we celebrate Thy praise and extol Thy holiness ? He said : Surely I know what you do not know.
Page 6 - ... earned He would have hastened for them the torment. Nay rather, they have their appointed time, and shall never find a refuge beside Him. These cities, we destroyed them when they were unjust ; and for their destruction we set an appointed time. And when Moses said to his servant, ' I will not cease until I reach the confluence of the two seas, or else I will go on for years 1.