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The al-Mawṣiliyya by al-Murṭaḍā Ibn al-Shahrazūrī (d. 511/1117) is among the earliest Arabic odes on Sufism. Ibn al-Shahrazūrī drew from the Arabic qaṣīda tradition, the Qur’an, and Sufism to compose his elegant poem on the quest for mystical illumination. This article offers a critical Arabic...
This article presents the manner in which Mullā Ṣadrā explains the influence of prayer ( duʿā ) on the world, drawing as he does on Ibn ʿArabī’s ideas against the backdrop of his own dynamic metaphysical psychology. Mullā Ṣadrā eventually distances himself from Ibn Sīnā’s position on the passive...
Gratitude or shukr is one of the most central of Islamic virtues, the importance of which is underscored by the fact that the defining notions of “faith” and “disbelief” revolve around the pivots of shukr and kufr (= ingratitude). The article focuses on treatments of the virtue within the Sufi...
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