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Author: Hellmut Ritter

above p. 455 and the dream of Bayazid's serving maid in Niir 73-741). For He is better than everything which you wish to have. (MT 36/0, p. 120; above p. 15) They seek Him their whole life long and do not forget Him. A pious man is seen in a dream after his death and asked how things went in the grave

In: The Ocean of the Soul
Author: Matthew Ingalls

Overlapping with several key historical junctures and ushering in the tenth Islamic century, Zakariyyā al-Anṣārī’s (d. 926/1520) life traces the dramatic decline of Mamlūk political integrity and concludes in the immediate aftermath of the Ottoman conquest of Egypt. It is Anṣārī’s dual role as a

In: Journal of Sufi Studies

-emasculation ( ista⁠ʾdhanahu fī l-khiṣāʾ ). 12 The above might strengthen the assumption that prior to the third/ninth century the term siyāḥa had been well perceived in Islamic societies as a description of an errant life in which celibacy and sexual abstinence were the basic pillars. However, a strict critical

In: Journal of Sufi Studies
Author: Omar Edaibat

scholars have attested to Ibn ʿArabī’s distinguished juristic training in this regard; 3 these credentials include his distinguished status as a ḥāfiẓ , an honorary title reserved by the masters of Hadith for the one who commits over 100,000 traditions to memory. 4 Be that as it may, while the life and

In: Journal of Sufi Studies
Author: Side Emre

defijine meşreb as one’s innate nature, a way of being and living, an inclination towards a particular manner of speech, conduct, and behavior as well as a tendency to choose a path and stance vis-à-vis life. Each meşreb is comprised of idiosyncratic characteristics and gives the person a subjective

In: Journal of Sufi Studies

of logical satisfaction necessary to continue living piously in a world full of seemingly contradictory appearances. Indeed, the circumstances of Qayṣarī’s life, his relationship with Kāshānī, his minimal public profile and his advanced age at the time of his first writings make any other motives

In: Journal of Sufi Studies
Author: George Warner

influenced by al-Barqī (perhaps more than any other single figure), 32 but unlike al-Barqī, we have a great deal of evidence to place al-Ṣadūq in conversation with the adab literature of his day. Living as he did well into the Buwayhid period, al-Ṣadūq saw arise a flourishing court literary culture in the

In: Reason, Esotericism, and Authority in Shiʿi Islam
Author: Edmund Hayes

alliances on the basis of a common doctrine of succession, an alliance between mismatched interpretive communities may generate friction based on their incompatible methodologies for deriving meaning. On the other hand, alliances may provide the basis for a politically-motivated harmonization or obfuscation

In: Reason, Esotericism, and Authority in Shiʿi Islam
Author: Teren Sevea

miraculously healing the ill in Surat (Gujarat) and reviving the city’s socioeconomic life after it had been ravaged by a Mughal navy blockade, drought, and cholera, and then helping believers in Dutch Batavia, a port city plagued by Islamophobia, colonial oppression, poverty, and the lack of medical

In: Journal of Sufi Studies
Author: Mohammed Rustom

died. A local mufti ( muftī-yi waqt )—you know who he is—said, “Just as you caused the one who is living to die, so too cause the dead one to live.” I said, “Who is dead?” He replied, “Maḥmūd, the jurist.” I said, “O God! Bring Maḥmūd the jurist back to life!” Immediately, he came back to life. 45

In: Journal of Sufi Studies