The Natural Philosophy Of AhleSunant Wal Jamaat www. Page 2. The Natural Philosophy Of AhleSunant Wal Jamaat. Hujwiri’s Kashf al-Mahjub. Proof of His Impressionability from Different Leaders and Sources. Abstract. The present paper will acquaint the reader with the life of . CHAPTER XI of Kashf al-Mahjub. by the Gnostic Ali Hujwiri . `Amr ibn `Uthman al- Makki, who shows great zeal on his behalf (andar amr-i way ba-jidd bashad), .

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He fought for Ahand fell a martyr at the battle of Siffin. The soldiers came and said to Habib: Hence the blame of mankind a the food of the friends of God, because it is a token of Divine approval ; it is the delight of the saints of God, because it is a sign of nearness to Him: They regarded only my external habit and said to one another, ” This fellow is not one of us.

The Kashf Al-Mahjub : The Oldest Persian Treatise on Sufism

He was enamoured of a girl, and on the advice of kahjub friends sought help from a certain Jew living in the city sharistan of Nishapur. And I have heard that among the mystics of recent times there was an old man of flourishing condition qawi hdl and of excellent character, living at Marv al-Rud, who had sewn so many patches, without taking hujwlri, on his prayer-rug and cap, that scorpions brought forth their young in them.

And, moreover, the Apostle said to A isha: My aim, however, in the present work is not to relate sayings, but to elucidate the difficulties of Sufiism. How can he who has gained it choose one garment rather than another, or take pains to adorn himself at all? Among the Refugees Muhdjiriii in the Prophet s time were poor men fuqard who sat in his mosque and devoted themselves to the worship of God, and firmly believed that God would amhjub them huiwiri daily bread, and put their trust tawakkul in Him.


I asked him to tell me the way to God. This is a firm principle in the path of spiritual adepts. When they were all asleep a voice came from a lute which they had been playing: The Lahore edition has Ibn al-Jalali, I. To Sufis the meaning of Sufiism is clearer than the sun and does not need any explanation or indication. He was the son of a Nubian, and his name was Thawban. Wadf at, and Abu Isa Uwaym b. Therefore there is no community in regard to this attribute. He is the Imam of Imams and the exemplar of the Sunnites.

Sadly, Sufi lore seems to have accumulated a huge maahjub of apocryphal and fictitious traditions and tales. William Wrights edition oj the Arabic text, revised by the late Professor M. He is one of the all Imams of the Sufis and was unrivalled in his time.

According to the Tadhkirat al-Awliya ii, 48, 4 ff. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He awoke in terror and asked one of the pupils of Muhammad b.

God honoured Adam with knowledge: In the third case, a man is driven by his natural infidelity and erroneous beliefs to abandon the sacred law and abjure its observances, and say to himself, ” I am treading the path of blame: ALL He was profoundly versed in Sufiism. On the kasshf occasion I arrived at a village in heavy rain, which had soaked the patched frock on my body, and I was overcome by the wintry cold. The Mustaswif is he that makes himself like them the Sufis for the sake of money and wealth and power and worldly advantage, but has no knowledge of these two things.


At his funeral the birds of the air gathered above his bier, and wove their wings together so as to shadow it.

The Sufi Shaykhs are at variance concerning him.

The Kashf Al-Mahjub (the Revelation of the Veiled): An Early Persian Treatise on Sufism by الهجویری

It is related that he said: For t atil read tcftil. He died, however, of the wounds inflicted on that occasion.

Moreover, the Prophet chose poverty and said: From the standpoint of 1 An electuary used as a remedy for paralysis of the tongue or mouth. It is told of Ibrahim b. Abu 1-Hasan Nun says: Harun began to weep, and wept so violently that he swooned.

Abu Yazfd Bistami says: Those who have attained true knowledge have no use for speech, and even less for books. It is certain that our natural faculties can be acquainted only with the notion pindasht of the next world. When Dawud Ta i had acquired learning and become a famous authority, he went to Abu Hanifa and said to him: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition.