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The Awarif Ul Ma arif
The Awarif Ul Ma’arif

The Awarif Ul Ma arif

by Shaikh Shahab-UD-Din

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Language

English

Publisher

Adam Publishers

ISBN

8174355367 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 284

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Shaikh Shahab-UD-Din
Publisher: Adam Publishers
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 284
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174355367

Description

Awarif-ul Ma’arif (in Arabic), has never before been translated into English. This is one of the oldest and most authentic book on Sufism. What is here given to the reader comprises more than a half of Misbah-ul-Hidayat. Sheikh Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Suhrawardi, the author of this work in Arabic, was the son of Abu Najib, was born at Suhraward and he died at Baghdad.

The sources of this book on Sufism has been derived from, disquisition on Sufism by Sir W. Jones, Soofies (History of Persia) by Malcolm, The Gulshan-i-Raz and other sources.

Contents

Preface
Introduction

Shukukhiyat (Being a Shaikh)
The Behaviour of the Murid to the Shaikh
The Customs of the Men of the Khanqah (Convent)
On the Rule of the Safar (Journey)
Sama (The Song, the Circular Dance of the Dervishes)
The Rules of the Sama
The Khirqah (Dervish Mental)
The Choice of the Coloured Khirqah
Khilvat (Retirement)
The Condition of Khilvat
The Dreams of the Men of Khilvat
On ‘Ilm (Knowledge)
On Ma’rifat (Deep Knowledge)
On Hal (Mystic State) and Maqam (Stage)
On Tauhid (Unity of God) and Dhat (Existence of God)
The Affairs of the Next world
‘Ilm-i-Qiam (Knowledge of God’s Standing as
The Slave’s Observer)
‘Ilm-i-hal (Knowledge of the Mystic Sate)
‘Ilm-i-Yaqin (Knowledge of Certainty)
Nafs (Essence)
On some of the Qualities of Nafs
Ma’rifat-i-ruh (Deep Knowledge of the Soul)
Jam’ (Collected) and Tafriqah (Dispersed
Tajalli (Epiphany and Istitar (Being Hid)
Wajd (Rapture) and Wujud (Existence)
On Waqt (Period) and Nafas (Moment)
Shuhud (Being Present) and Ghaibat (Being Absent)
Tajrid (Outward Separation) and Tajrid
(Inward Solitude)
Mahv (Obliteration) and Ithbat (Confirmation)
Talwin (Change) and Tamkin (Rest)
The Aurad (Rrayer-Exercises) and the
Kalimah-i-Shahadat (the Creed)
Zuhd (Austerity)
Faqr (Poverty)
Tajarrud (Celibacy) and Ta’ahhul (Marriage)
Tawakkhul (Trusting to God)
Rida (Contentment)
Mahabbat (Love)
Shauq (Desire)
Qabd () Contraction and Bast (Expansion)
Fana’ (Effacement) and Baqa (Permanency)
The Aurad (Prayers)
Ru’yat (Beholding God)
The witnessing of Prophecy, and its Ending
(with Muhammad)
Ma’rifat-i-Dil (Deep Knowledge of the Heart)
Ma’rifat-i-Murid va Murid va Salik va Majdhub
I’tiqad (Belief), the Place whence it is taken, and the
Binding of One’s self to the True Faith
‘Ilm-i-Faridah (The Knowledge of God’s Ordinance)
The Hal of man
The Adab of Muhammad’s Mission (of Prophecy)
Adab (Duties, Observances) towards God
Adab-i-Maishat (The Rule of Livelihood)
Salat (Prayer)
The (Mystic) Rose of the Qadiris
The Baiat (The Pledge) of the Murid
Dhikr, Muraqibah, Tauhid, Daur and Halat
The Dance of the Sama

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