Al-Qushayris Epistle on Sufism Abu M-Qasim al-Qushayri Al-Risala al- qushayriyya ffiilm al-tasaxvwuf Translated by Professor Alexander D. Knysh Reviewed by. Already in , Arthur J. Arberry observed that al-Qushayri’s Risala draws heavily from the works of his predecessors Abui ‘Abd al-Rahman al-. Sulami (d. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Sep 1, , K. Honerkamp and others published Al-Qushayri’s Epistle on Sufism (al-Risala al-qushayriyya fi lhringilm.

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It is made up of translations of original Arabic works that were produced in the formative centuries of Islam, and is meant to serve the needs of a potentially large readership. Currently he is the President of a private educational and consulting institution in the Chicago area, Illinois.

Since al-Qushayri often quotes only an abbreviated name of his source and since many such names are identical, the individual in question is not always easy to identify. Occasionally, brackets along with footnotes may be used to clarify obscure passages in the Arabic original.

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Skip to main content. These works will al-risaal a genuine gap in the library of human thought. Dar Usul al-Din Egypt. Husayn al-Nakhshabi 40 Abu Muhammad ‘Abdallah b. But was it only his efforts that enhanced the reconcilation sufism and Islamic jurisprudence fiqh and theology kalam in the 12th century.

Charles Le Gai Eaton. Maktabat Dar al-Daqqaq Syria. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Although in his works al-Qushayri addressed a wide variety of subjects, 12 his fame rests primarily on his Epistle on Sufism – probably the most popular Sufi manual ever. The work of translating these texts has been entrusted to a group of professors in the Islamic and Western worlds who are recognized authorities in their fields.


Bernd Radtke, Franz Steiner, Beirut, Last but not least, I would like to thank my wife Anya Knysh for her help in compiling the index and the glossary. Issues regarding the shariah law was studied and eleborated fiqh Islamic jurisprudence scholars, the intellectual aspect of faith was the domain of theological scholars mutakallimun and sufis assumed the goal of nearness to God by following the specific method of tariqah10 to attain the third dimension ihsan Maktaba Ma’ariful Quran Karachi.

Knysh 15 Al-Risala al-qushayriyya, Dar al-kutub al-haditha, Cairo, 2 vols. Only after that may they be allowed by God to appear to their former peers and disciples in dreams to inform them of their condition in the afterlife. It is also related that the object al-irsala his trip to Nishapur was to reduce the taxes on a village he owned.

He studied Shafi’i jurisprudence under the guidance of Muhammad b. Diini Dhahabi al, Shamsudin Muhammad Dr. Nujayd 69 Abu 3 1-Hasan c Ali b. The Ordinances of Government Al-mawardi. This is the testimony of the one al-qushajri has absolute confidence in His uniqueness and the one who seeks to secure His assistance.

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We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Al-Qushayri repeatedly acknowledges his debt to, and admiration for, his Sufi master throughout his Risala. Bunan 66 Abu Ishaq Ibrahim b. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.


A Short History henceforth abbreviated as IMpp. Somewhat later he went all-qushayri a pilgrimage in the company of the famous exegetes and hadith – collectors Abu Muhammad al-Juwayni d. This is an eloquent testimony to his dual credentials as both a Sufi and a conventional Sunni scholar jalim. Risaka Epistle is probably the most popular Sufi manual ever. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.

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This article is written like a personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay that states a Wikipedia editor’s personal feelings or presents an original argument about a topic. The author is careful to differentiate between the genuine Sufis and their imitators, whose irresponsible escapades and statements, in his view, have tainted its image in the xl-qushayri of outsiders, especially authoritative Sunni scholars.

The second section includes 83 biographies of earlier Sufi masters beginning with the semi-legendary figure of Ibrahim b. Other books in this series.

Al-Qushayri’s Epistle on Sufism : Al-Risala Al-qushayriyya Fi ‘ilm Al-tasawwuf

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