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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Thou art the true Imam. He took warning by this, and said to himself: Min na l f al-faqir hifzu sirriJiiwa-siydnatu nafsiJii wa-add ti faridatihi, ” It is characteristic of the poor man that his heart is protected from selfish cares, and that his soul is guarded from contaminations, and that he performs the obligatory duties of religion: I am none of these things, but every person gives me the title which accords with his belief concerning me.
God reproached the Apostle on their account and said: The Uncovering of the Fifth Veil: Both conceptions are excellent, but they differ in practice. To speak unprofitable words is to despise theology and deride the sacred law. The meaning is, that the Sufi does not make his own any good of this world or any glory of the next world, for he is not even in the possession and control of himself: On hearing this the invalid left his bed and sat down, and the violence of his malady was diminished.
Therefore one should cling to trouble of any description that involves contemplation and intimacy. He was renowned for his mortifications and for his convincing eluci dation of mystical truths. He does not share it with Man: The latter class, who make their bodies accordant with their hearts, and whose hearts abide in contemplation of God, are of higher rank than those who by their own effort make their hearts comply with the Divine commandments.
He was unique in his Path, and the chief of his contemporaries. And it is related that he said: Let none imagine, however, that solitude wahdat merely consists in living alone. Shaykh Abu Ma mar of Isfahan has written a book on the subject, and the generality of aspirants to Sufiism display much extravagance ghuluww] in this matter.
He associated with Abu Turab Nakhshabi and many other Shaykhs.
Urdu Book – Kashf-al-Mahjub; Pure
Some hold that Poverty is more perfect than Purity. His wife, Fatima, daughter of the Amir of Balkh, was renowned as a Sufi.
Uthman al-Jullabi, approve of this doctrine, and I have practised it in my journeys. Since all your evils arise from seeing yourself, what business have you with others?
Thus Moses said, when he conversed with God: He was learned in all the branches of divinity, in manjub, sciences, principles, and practices.
The Funds of this Memorial are derived from the interest accruing from a sum of money given by the late MRS. It has convinced me, moreover, that Abu Hanifa was one of those who, having annihilated their natural qualities, continue to perform the ordinances of the sacred law, as appears from the fact that he was carried by the Apostle.
Whoever would be tranquil in body, let him turn his back on this world; and who ever would be tranquil in heart, let him clear his heart of kawhf desire for the next world.
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. A similar tale related of the Imam Abu Hanffa will be found in this treatise.
Glory is that which makes one present with God, and humiliation is that which makes one absent from God: This man said to him: He agrees with his spiritual director, al-Khuttali, in adopting the theory of Junayd that ” sobriety ” in the mystical acceptation of the term is preferable to ” intoxication “.
But in its obvious sense this saying pronounces poverty mahiub be superior to wealth, and expresses a determination never to abandon it. None of these books has been preserved.
This is a firm principle in the path of spiritual adepts. He was enamoured of a girl, and on the advice of his friends sought help from a certain Jew living in the city sharistan of Nishapur. He was an ascetic and kasuf devout. The two things cannot be divorced in any way, just as the light of the sun cannot be separated from the sun itself.
The Kashf al-mahjúb, the oldest Persian treatise on Súfiism
If you look with due consideration, the same marvel is existent in every atom of the universe. So long as the Devil associates with a man s heart, and sensual passion holds sway in his breast, and any thought of this world or the next occurs to him in such a way as to make him conscious of mankind, he is not truly in solitude ; since it is all one whether he takes pleasure in the thing itself or in the thought of it.
He was of royal descent, but God bestowed on him repentance, so that he turned his back on the glories of this world. The spiritual answer is that I depose you from your saintship. He listened eagerly to her slanders, and induced the Caliph to command that Sumnun should be put to death.
This is ultimately the same question as that touching Poverty and Wealth, which has already been discussed. On the other hand, when persons of true spirituality and insight have visions, they make no effort to describe them, and do not occupy themselves with self-admiration on that account, and are careless of praise and blame alike, and are undisturbed by denial and belief.
CHAPTER XI of Kashf al-Mahjub
Expression of the meaning of reality is futile. He has a peculiar doctrine in Sufism and is the model of a number aal aspirants to Sufism, who follow him and are called Nuris.
This statement proceeds from their folly and stupidity. The two terms are clearly distinguished from each other in this saying. A work, of which the title is not mentioned, on faith p. O Lord, I desire them not ; keep me one day full-fed and one day hungry.
The one asked for adornment and sought honour, but the other was adorned, since he had no request to make for himself.
Abi 1- Khayr, as Ethe says, but his spiritiial brother birddar-i haqiqaf]. He made the acquaintance of a large number of Shaykhs. Whoever comes before he is dead comes soon, though he may have been long in coming. Sufi s take Uthman as their exemplar in sacrificing life and property, in resigning their affairs to God, and in sincere devotion.