Le Livre des Haltes (Kitâb al-Mawâqif), Tome I

This first of three volumes comprising ‘Abd al Qâdir’s work contains 215 of the 372 original chapters. Based on the Dār al-yaqaza al-‘arabiyya (1966-1967) and on the manuscript of the Library of Alger, this translation addresses the work done so far by Michel Chodkiewicz and by A. Khurshīd. It deals with mystic comments on Qur’anic verses and prophetic translations inspired by Ibn ‘Arabi’s work. It serves as a useful introduction to Futuḥāt and Fusus.

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Michel Lagarde, D.Litt. (1984) in Oriental Studies, University of Lyon II, the translator, is Professor of Arabic and Islam at the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Rome. He has published Index du Grand Commentaire de Fahr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (Brill, 1996) and several articles related to the Koranic commentary and to Islamo-Christians relations.
Those interested in the history of religious and philosophical thought, as well as those interested in the history of Alger in particular.