Written in /, Al-QushayriÆs Epistle on Sufism has served as a primary textbook for many generations of Sufi novices down to the present. It gives us an . Other translations of Qushayrī’s Risāla have appeared prior to this one. B. R. Von Schlegell’s, with an introduction by Hamid Algar: Principles of. This manuscript copy preserves Al-Risālah al-Qushayrīyah (Al-Qushayri’s epistle) , one of the best-known Sufi textbooks. Written in , the.

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Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. All his citations in the present translation are provided complete with chains of transmission asn: Skip to content Skip to search. He composed the Ris: These narratives affirm the centrality of Sufism as a living oral tradition resonating from the textual tradition of Islamic scholarship.

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oh By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Transliteration is, again, minimal. It cites the first and final narrators of each narration, and the missing references being presented in notes.

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The Stations of the Path maq: Although the translation by Sufksm Knysh may, here and there, leave a fellow-Arabist unsatisfied, it is on the whole the most complete and faithful translation into English of the original text in style and content to appear, and makes this seminal work of formative Qusahyri accessible to a broader audience. This page was last shfism on 6 Decemberat Aada strivingkhalwa spiritual retreat and 6uzla seclusiontaqw: Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”?

Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Drawing on the methods of social and historical anthropology, Speziale combines ethnographic research with textual analysis. A considerable body of scholarly translations of Sufi literature has appeared over the years, which can be profitably consulted.


The book is divided into three lengthy chapters. Upon his return he began teaching Hadith, which is something he is famous for. He returned to Baghdad where the Caliph al-Qa’im had him perform hadith teachings in his palace. Review of my annotated translation of al-Qushayri’s Epistle on Sufism.

Not only has he perished, himself, but also fpistle has caused to perish those who were deluded by his lies. As in the passage just cited. Al-Qushayr;, who addressed his Ris: Retrieved 26 February This fatwa led to years of tribulation and exile for al-Qushayr. Physical Description 1 online resource pages Published Reading: Al-Qushayri repeatedly acknowledges his debt to, and admiration for, his Sufi quhsayri throughout his Risala.


Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The author and his book Author’s Introduction Chapter 1 On the masters of this path and their deeds and sayings that show how epiztle uphold the Divine Law Chapter 2 An qkshayri of the expressions used by this [Sufi] community and of their difficulties Chapter 3 The [mystical] stations maqamat Glossary Bibliography Index of proper names, toponyms, and concepts.

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