3 Mar 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). Kashf al-Mahjub he is called Hadrat-i Data Ganj-bakhsh AH al-Hujwirf. Nafahdt, No. Through al-Khuttali, al-Husri, and Abu Bakr al-Shiblf the author of the.

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Adham that he saw a stone on which was written, ” Turn me over and read! He did not dishonour him on account of his sin. Although he does not give the titles, he is presumably referring to Sulami s Tabaqdt al-Silfiyya and Qushayri s Risdla?

Knowing what you desire, I have arranged the book in divisions suitable to your purpose. Salat Prayer Uncovering of Sixth Veil: What have I to do with the Commander of the 1 Here the author relates two anecdotes illustrating the devotion of Muhammad.

Al-Hujwiri refers in his notice of Ma ruf al-Karkhi p.

If he had walked by himself, his attributes must have been subsistent, and such a one may either miss or hit the mark ; but inasmuch as he was carried by the Apostle, his attributes must have been non-existent while he was sustained by the living attributes of the Apostle.

To this I reply wl, when God kashg us to be thankful for prosperity He made thank fulness the means of increasing our prosperity ; but when He commanded us to be patient in adversity He made patience the means of drawing nigh unto Himself. Habib had uttered the call to prayer and was standing, engaged in devotion. Kkashf was the son of a Nubian, and his name was Thawban. Paradise is created, whereas love is an uncreated attribute of God.

The most remarkable chapter in the Kashf al-Mahjtib is the fourteenth, “Concerning the Doctrines held by the different sects of Sufis,” in which the author enumerates twelve mystical 1 The author s view as to the worthlessness of outward forms kqshf religion is expressed with striking boldness in his chapter on the Pilgrimage pp.

A shallow pretender, whose words carry no weight, erased my name from the title page and gave out to the public that he was the author, notwithstanding that connoisseurs laughed at his assertion. He was an enamoured and intoxicated votary of Sufism. He is one of the ancient and principal Shaykhs, and was famed for his generosity and devoutness. He has lofty sayings and shining evidences, and he was perfectly grounded in detachment from this world. During that time Khidr consorted with me and taught me the Great Name of God.


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The author of this treatise does not call al-Hujwiri the brother of Abu Sa id b. In consequence of this dream I have great hopes for myself and also for the people of my country.

The proof is that he has no need of my society, whereas to you it is necessary. He is the author of celebrated works and famous miracles. 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.

A man is united to God when God holds him kzshf honour, and separated from God when God holds him in contempt. O Prince of the Faithful, I dare not akshf sword against Moslems without thy command.

It is a kashg story that one day he fell into a pit. In jurisprudence he followed Dawud [ al-Zahiri of Isfahan], and he was deeply versed in the sciences relating to the interpretation and reading of the Koran.

CHAPTER XI of Kashf al-Mahjub

After he had kaehf Uthman and condoled with him he said: One night, however, he dreamed that he was collecting the bones of the Apostle from the tomb, and choosing some and discarding others. Junayd held him in high regard, and Abu Hamza of Baghdad treated him with the utmost consideration. He was asked how the change in him began.

It is described in Vullers s Persian Dictionary as “a kind of garment “. When these three qualifications are possessed by the novice, he may wear the muraqqa a as a true mystic, not merely as an imitator of others. Moreover, the Prophet chose poverty and said: On a certain occasion I was in the company of one of these vain pretenders. Urdu translation by Allama Fazl-ud-Din Gohar present one.

The true meaning of these words is the same as in the saying of Abraham, the Friend of God Khalil and the Apostle, who said to the sun and moon and stars: According to a definition given by Sahl b. This matter has been disputed at great length in the present age, and both parties have resorted to far-fetched and amazing verbal subtleties ; but it will be allowed on all sides that Poverty and Purity are not mere words and nothing else.


Nuri referred to his own age, but these things are rare at all times, and they are rare to-day.

The Kashf al-mahjúb, the oldest Persian treatise on Súfiism

Your behaviour is more like pretence than pursuit of blame. The truth of this matter goes back to the words of God: Wealth is abundance of worldly goods and poverty is lack of them: He studied jurisprudence with an intimate friend of Abu Hanifa.

It is otherwise when Purity and Poverty are considered in their practical aspect, namely, the denuding one kxshf self of worldly things tajrid and the casting away of all one s possessions. It is now my duty to give some account of the author of the Kashf kashv, and to indicate the character of his work.

Some person cried out, ” Here comes that old freethinker! Accordingly, when they know aright they eat what is lawful, and when they speak aright they utter praise of Godand when they look aright they behold Him, because no food is lawful except what He has given and permits to be eaten, and no praise is rightly offered to anyone in the eighteen thousand worlds except to Him, and it is not allowable to look on anything in the universe except His beauty and majesty.

When a man recognizes that his welfare does not depend kasf his own effort and foresight, but that every good and evil that happens to him is decreed by God, who knows best what is salutary for him, he cannot do otherwise than surrender himself to Destiny and iashf “God to deliver him. Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism.