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Arin Salamah-Qudsi

-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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Wisdom in Controversy

Paradox and the Paradoxical in Sayings of Abū Yazīd al-Bisṭāmī (d. 234/848 or 261/875)

Annabel Keeler

that after some time spent serving various spiritual masters in his youth, 21 Bāyazīd spent most of his life in Basṭām, surrounded by a number of close disciples; there is a discrepency in the sources about the number of his pilgrimages to Mecca. 22 Most of the material in these earlier sources

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Pieter Coppens

elucidate this. The oldest surviving collection of Sufi sayings on Qurʾānic verses, compiled in the form of a tafsīr , is Ḥaqāʾiq al-tafsīr by Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Muḥammad b. Al-Ḥusayn al-Sulamī al-Nīsabūrī (d. 412/1021), an avid student of ḥadīth who spent most of his life in Nishapur, the

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Muhammad U. Faruque

is the prophetic “framework” based on the sacred sources of Islam, i.e., the Qur’an and the Sunna that seeks to regulate all contingencies of Muslim life. As such it is not a monolithic structure or a rigid set of rules that can be filtered only through fiqh . 22 Moreover, the relationship