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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On the night of his decease seventy persons dreamed that they saw the Apostle, who said: Neglect of those is the worst mischief that can happen to a novice.

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

Therefore thou art all mankind in regard to thyself: The whole territory of Islam is thy house, and its people are thy family. On the other hand, it is lust when of thy own will thou eatest even lawful food, or of thy own will thou speakest even praise of Him, or of thy own will thou lookest even for the purpose of seeking guidance.

He was the son of a Nubian, and his name was Thawban. Sawm Fasting Uncovering of Eighth Veil: On seeing this the apprentice fainted. Whoever comes mahjjb he is dead comes soon, mahujb he may have been long in coming.

Knowledge of the nature of lordship depends on having right principles of servantship, and is not perfect without them. He used to carry on the business of a huckster saqat-firush in the bazaar at Baghdad.

Kashf ul Mahjoob – Wikipedia

But for the disagreement of divines I should have utterly failed in my endeavour. On returning home the rich man sent to him a purse of gold. He awoke in terror and asked one of the pupils of Muhammad ibn Sirin [1] to kasuf the dream. If the author uses this expression to denote reflection and contemplation of the inward feelings, it kashg not strange, for the Apostle said: He was a great and celebrated Shaykh.


You cannot endure their blows.

The Kashf al-Mahjub

He was perfectly grounded in the true theory of hope in God, so that Husri says: In mahnub reign of the Caliph Mansur a plan was formed to appoint to the office of Qadi one of the following persons:. Ruwaym doubtless gave this answer in reference to the inward state of the questioner, which he truly diagnosed, or it may be that God had temporarily allowed him to fall into that condition, and that he described himself as he then was in reality.

Neglect of the object mahjhb praise combined with thought, of the praise approximates to heedlessness more closely than neglect of the praise without thought. His biographers relate that for forty years he never slept; then he fell asleep and dreamed of God. In jurisprudence he followed Dawud kasbf al-Zahiri kadhf Isfahan], and he was deeply versed in the sciences relating to the interpretation and reading of the Koran.

Xl shows, moreover, the soundness of blame malamatsince all these three venerable men resorted to some trick in order to avoid popularity. Subscribe to this RSS feed. Both Shibli and Ibrahim Khawwas were converted in his place of meeting. The mouth of the pit was open, and I saw a huge animal like a dragon, which let down its tail.

When he was asked the reason of this, he said: He is the well-known biographer of the Saints. It is related that he said to one of his disciples: One day he went to the chase, and having kashhf separated from his suite was pursuing an antelope. It is related that he said: See Brockelmann, I, Who art thou, that thou shouldst interfere with My property.

Either God must be the desirer and Man the desired, or vice versa.

When Ahmad went to visit Bayazid she accompanied him, and on seeing Bayazid she removed her veil and talked to him without embarrassment. Afterwards he returned to Kufa, where he associated with Abu Hanifa. This is a subtle tale concerning the soundness of his state, and gives an excellent indication to spiritualists. This is a very profound and instructive saying.


The two things cannot be divorced in any way, just as the light of the sun cannot be separated from the sun itself. God save us kaxhf associating with any such person! If thou claim relationship to Adam, thou wilt enter the arenas of lust and the places of corruption and error; for by this claim thou seekest to realize thy humanity bashariyyat.

He was originally from Hujwer, a town in Ghazni now Afghanistanand later migrated to Lahore for the propagation of Islam and Sufism. His bounty towards me is great; and I have no reason to complain of Him to His servants.

I am the servant of a man who owns a village as his private property, and he has relieved me of all care for my livelihood. This man said to him: Zakat Alms Uncovering of Seventh Veil: The book with its Persian flavor of philosophical speculation is itself a piece of the identity of Ali Hujwiri also known as Data Ganj Baksh. This does not apply, however, to the blame which God has com manded us to bestow upon infidels. He used to prefer to be called Khayr, saying: One day the Shaykh with a number of friends came to visit him.

The whole body of aspirants to Sufism is composed of twelve sects, two of which are condemned mardudwhile the remaining ten are approved maqbul. Before starting, suggest how many pages you will type send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. Again, he who loves his beloved is the meanest of mankind, since the lover acknowledges himself to be very despicable in comparison with his beloved and abases himself before her, and this also is the result of desire.

This maujub all that I have heard about Abu Hazim. The occasion of his conversion is related as follows: He asked her whence she came.