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Ходжа Н.
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Qamar-ul Huda, "STRIVING FOR DIVINE UNION"


This book examines the theological, philosophical and Islamic mystical dimensions of the Suhrawardi sufi order from the 13 to 15 centuries. The Suhrawardis were a legally grounded and intellectually vibrant sufi order, whose mystical path was based on exchanges and debates on the Quran and on the Prophet’s customs.
This created a unique self-understanding, which developed specific sufi spiritual exercises. The book analyses their interpretation of sacred texts – the Quran, hadiths, sunna, and malfuza and discusses important new ways of thinking about the sufi hermeneutics of the Quran and its contribution to Islamic intellectual and spiritual life.

CONTENTS

List of plates . . . x
Acknowledgments . . . xi
Transliteration notes . . . xiii
Introduction: striving for divine union: spiritual exercises for Suhrawardi sufis . . . 1
Suhrawardi studies . . . 4
Why study the Suhrawardi sufis? . . . 6
The goal of this book . . . 7

1. The life of Shaikh Abu Hafs Umar al-Suhrawardi
. . . 13
Islamic education: a Hanbali scholar and sufi . . . 14
Shaikh al-Islam and political statesman under Caliph al-Nasir . . . 18
Caliph al-Nasir’s involvement with futuwwa groups . . . 19
Political and diplomatic trips . . . 30
Shaikh al-Suhrawardi’s relationship with the Nizari Ismailis . . . 35

2. "Awarif al-Maarif": the sufi manual
of Shaikh Abu Hafs Umar al-Suhrawardi . . . 41
The sufi background of Shaikh Abu Hafs Umar al-Suhrawardi . . . 42
Shaikh Abu Hafs Umar al-Suhrawardi: "Awarif al-Maarif" . . . 44
The tasawwuf of Shaikh al-Suhrawardi . . . 45
Shaikh al-Suhrawardi on prayers . . . 56
Explanations of spirituality - "ruhaniyyat" . . . 59
Knowledge of the spirit and soul . . . 60
On proper etiquette – "adab" . . . 62
Practicing the art of patience – "sabr" . . . 72
Poverty and asceticism – "faqr wa zuhd" . . . 76

3. Sacred identities in the Suhrawardiyya order
. . . 83
Religious identities and rituals . . . 83
Characteristics of Suhrawardi sacred identities . . . 89
Historical panegyric poetry . . . 90
The sacred identity and sacred place of hadiths with sufi poetry . . . 92
Natiyya poetry as a source of imagery . . . 94
The prophet as the intercessor in sufi natiyya poetry . . . 100
Suhrawardiyya dhikr rituals . . . 101

4. The Suhrawardiyya silsila in Multan and Ucch
. . . 109
Suhrawardi sources . . . 109
Suhrawardi silsila genealogy from the Prophet Muhammad . . . 115
Suhrawardi shaikhs in Multan (13 to 14th centuries) . . . 116
State politics and Suhrawardi sufis . . . 118
The Suhrawardiyya silsila under Sultan Iltutmish . . . 119
The clash of Shaikh Rukn al-din and Aiba Kishlu’s rebellion . . . 125
The Suhrawardiyya silsila expansion into Ucch . . . 129

5. Multani Suhrawardi tasawwuf spiritual exercises
. . . 137
Suhrawardi tasawwuf . . . 137
Tasawwuf exercises . . . 146
Purifying the heart . . . 148
"Khulasat al-Arifin" and "Al-Award" texts . . . 153
The practice of spiritual exercises – "dhikr" . . . 157
Salutations for Shaikh al-Suhrawardi’s death celebration – "urs" . . . 164
Salutations to Shaikh as-Sufiyya wa Shaikh al-Islam
– Abu Hafs Umar al-Suhrawardi . . . 169
Katam Sharif Khajghan silsila Suhrawardiyya (rahmat Allah alah) . . . 170

Appendises

Appendix A. Praises for God; Remembrance of prayers . . . 173
Appendix B. Prayer for enlightenment; Prayer for shab-e barat . . . 177
Notes . . . 179
Bibliography . . . 199
Index . . . 213
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Qamar-ul Huda is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Comparative Theology at Boston College. He writes about medieval Islamic texts and mystical sufi treatises.
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подарок доброго кота uylenspiegel
RoutledgeCurzon, ISBN 0–7007–1686–6, 2003, - 240 pp.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0700716874/gemotrack1-20/ref=nosim
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