KASHF AL MAHJUB PDF
Kashf-ul-Mahjoob (کشف المحجوب), or Kashf al-Mahjub, is the first ever Persian book written on the philosophy and practice of Tasawwuf (Islamic. The Kashf al-Mahjub (The Revelation of the Veiled) of Ali b. ‘Uthman al-Jullabi Hujwiri. An early Persian Treatise on Sufism (Old) (Persian Edition) (Persian). Editorial Reviews. About the Author. translated by Reynold A Nicholson : The Kashf al-Mahjub (The Revelation of the Veiled) of Ali b. ‘ Uthman.
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The Kashf al-mahjúb, the oldest Persian treatise on Súfiism
Therefore secondary causes involve the state of being veiled from Godwhile their absence involves the state of unveiledness. The people and Shaykhs of Nishapur were well pleased with Ahmad. He was originally from Hujwer, a town in Ghazni now Afghanistanand later migrated to Lahore for the propagation of Islam and Sufism. And he said also: He is one of the great Imams of the Sufis and was unrivalled in his time.
It is recorded that Abu Hamza said: Many remarkable stories are told of him, as for instance that he associated with the Apostle Khidr. It is recorded that he said: Conceit really springs from the suspiciousness tuhmat of the intellect, which is produced by the insatiable desire nahmat of the lower soul; and holy aspiration himmat has nothing in common with either of these qualities.
He says, for example: He sent Shibli to Junayd, wishing to observe the respect due to the latter. It is certain that our natural faculties can be acquainted only with the notion pindasht of the next world. Mystical controversies and current opinions are illustrated where many are clarified by presenting his experiences.
Accordingly, where faith is certainty is there, and where certainty is piety is there, for they go hand in hand with each other. Such expressions are entirely mischievous. When my own visions began I derived much support from him, that is to say, in the way of evidences maahjub. He was a companion of Salman Farisi.
He was the chief Shaykh of Baghdad in his time. He was versed in Koranic exegesis and criticism, and related Apostolic Traditions on trustworthy authority. He was one of the most noted travellers among the Sufis, and used to cross the deserts in complete disengagement from worldly things ba-tajrid. I remained four years in the desert, and God was giving me my daily bread without any exertion on my part.
All this shows his hatred of the world and its people, and his contempt for its gauds, and his refusal to abase himself before worldlings for the sake of worldly gain. It is also possible that he had collected many books, which diverted him from his devotional practices, and that he got rid of them for this reason.
The Jew said to him: Afterwards he went back to the Hijaz and settled at Mecca. The whole territory of Islam is thy house, and its people are thy family.
The Kashf al-Mahjub
He was a great Shaykh, and in his time discoursed with eloquence on ethics and preached excellent sermons. He was always held in great respect by his contemporaries. This man said to him: Mahjubb ibn Adham tells the following story:. His spiritual attainments are clearly shown by his compositions.
Rejection of the Law is heresy, and rejection of the Truth is infidelity and polytheism. A certain Shaykh relates that one night he dreamed of the Prophet and said to him: Although a man should keep his heart sincere for a thousand years, it is not sincerity until his sincerity is combined with action; and although he should perform external actions for a thousand years, his actions do not become acts of devotion until they are combined with sincerity.
Notable early Notable modern Singers. His kwshf were manifest and his intelligence sound. His, abstruse manner of expression caused his sayings to be regarded with suspicion by formalists zahiriyan. During the same year, it was viewed on Scribd for more than 40, times.
He was the most learned and devout man of his majjub. He was approved by externalists and spiritualists alike. Some aspirants to Sufism exaggerate his merits beyond measure.
I perceived that the sacred law concealed a mystery under the superficial forms which are followed by the vulgar. University of California Mahjjub. He has many fine and admirable sayings on the verities of mystical knowledge. Hence it is said: He was one of the great men of Balkh and one of the ancient Shaykhs of Khurasan, a disciple of Shaqiq and the teacher of Ahmad Khadruya.
The book was written in Farsi, but has been translated in many other languages. The friends of God perceive that the universe is subject to Mahjkb might and captive to His dominion, and that the existence of all created things is as nothing in comparison with the power of the Agent thereof.
Either God must be the desirer and Man the desired, or vice versa. No one before him penetrated so deeply into the arcana of this science. He built two convents ribat at Merv — one for the followers of Tradition and one for the followers of Opinion—which have retained their original constitution down to the presenb day.
He took warning by this, and said to himself: Now that the Apostle has commanded you, obey his orders. Therefore they are attached to the notion of the next world, not to its true idea, for if they knew it in reality, they would break mahujb connexion with this world, and nature would then have lost all her power and spiritual things would be revealed.
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My brother Khidr desired it of me, and God bade the waters bring it to him. He has handed down relations which are held in high esteem by Traditionists, and he is the author of lofty sayings concerning the verities of Sufism and Divine Knowledge.
His tomb is still to be kashd at Merv, and people come thither to seek what they desire; and their prayers are granted.