Comparing the Teachings of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī and Abū Madyan

in Journal of Sufi Studies
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Abstract

This study looks to identify commonalities between the ideas of the prominent sixth/twelfth-century mystics ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī (d. 561/1166) and Abū Madyan (d. 594/1198). As will be shown, they not only overlap in their emphasis and interpretations of certain features of the mystical path, but in fact rely on a common basic understanding as regards mystical endeavors overall.

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