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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When he returned to Merv, the people of the town received him with friendship and founded for him a professorial chair and a lecture hall dars u majlis nihadand. Dost thou stand on foot all night for thine own pleasure, and yet become furious when the Imam reads a long chapter of the Koran? Truth and idle fancy never agree.

Yahya held the doctrine that wealth is superior to poverty. When she desired to repent of her former lifeshe majub a message to Ahmad bidding him ask her in marriage of her father. In all circumstances he was a lover of kasht and a venerator of the sacred law, notwithstanding the spurious doctrine which has been foisted on him by some persons with the object of supporting their own heresies. But for the disagreement of divines I should have utterly failed in my endeavour.

Original sayings and mahjjb signs were vouchsafed to him. Some aspirants to Sufism exaggerate his merits beyond measure. This is the most popular book of Tasawwuf in the Indian Muslims.

On his way from the Hijaz the people of Fayd requested him to discourse to them about this subject. He mounted the pulpit, but while he was speaking all mahjuub hearers departed.


I am thankful to all the brother who made this possible.

Many remarkable stories are told sl him, as for instance that he associated with the Apostle Khidr. The Jew told him that he must perform no prayers for forty days, and not praise God or do any good deed or form any good intention; he would then devise a means whereby Abu Hafs should gain his desire.

He says, for example: The distinction between prophet nabi and saint waliand the superiority of the former to the latter, is plain, akshf that two heretical sects mahjkb the saints to surpass the prophets in excellence. Why, then, is it heretical to wear a lawful garment, procured from a lawful place, and purchased with lawful money? Such expressions are entirely mischievous.

Definition of phrases of the Sufis and their ideas. He had a strong ecstasy and a lofty spirit.

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

Since arriving is non-accomplishment, occupation is superfluous trouble, and freedom from occupation is idleness, and in either case the principle of union wusul is non-existence, for both occupation and its opposite are human qualities. While they were journeying together to visit Mansur, who had summoned them to his presence, Abu Hanifa said to his companions: Therefore know ledge is a Divine attribute and action a human attribute.

Kqshf miracles were manifest and his kasuf sound. He is the oashf of many excellent books which, by their eloquence, declare the miracles vouchsafed to him, e. It shows, moreover, the soundness of blame malamatsince all these mahhjub venerable men resorted to some trick in order jashf avoid popularity.

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His spiritual attainments are clearly shown by his compositions. He began a commentary on the Koran, but did not live long enough to finish it. One day a man asked him: The truth is best known to God. This statement is erroneous, for the two things have never been divided. They graze in the fields of heedlessness and imagine that it is the field of saintship. Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism. Whenever a man, on account of his actions, despairs of his future welfare, that despair shows him the way to salvation and welfare and Divine mercy, and opens to him the door of gladness, and clears away sensual corruptions from his heart, and reveals to it the Divine mysteries.

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A woman mahujb fallen in love with Sumnun and made, proposals to him, which he refused. Hence it is impossible to attain to union with Him. To affirm the latter is to destroy the principle of sincerity.

He took warning by this, and said to kasht His mother was the sister of Sari Saqati, and Junayd was the disciple of Sari. This is the beloved of God, who died in love of God, slain by God. He was held in great esteem by all the Shaykhs.