Jean-Louis Michon was born in France and has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the Sorbonne. He practiced as an architect in Switzerland and traveled widely. Ibn ‘Ajiba, an 18th-century Moroccan saint in the Darqawi Sufi lineage, wrote his fahrasa or autobiography not for the pleasure of talking about himself, but “to. Esoteric Hermeneutic of Ibn ‘Ajiba. Faris Casewit. Abstract. In the Tafsīr (of Ibn Ajiba), an interesting parallel is drawn between the incredulous attitude of the.

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Really, It’s all in the vision of the beholder – what will you see? That which has been said regarding the deniers of the [specificity?

Where kufr can be found in abundance, however, is in the verses that deal with reckoning, reward and punishment, or the narrative-historical verses of past iibn, or verses which juxtapose the inner condition of the believers with those of the deviants.

Open Preview See a Problem? Mandeep Singh marked it as to-read May 24, Oxford University Press, Muhammad Salleh rated it it was amazing Aug 12, The Fahrasa presents at once the everyday with ihn divine all at once.

Esoteric Hermeneutic of Ibn ‘Ajiba

John Morgan marked it as to-read May 30, Hafz rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Ibh is the author of a considerable number of works and a Fahrasa which provides interesting information concerning the intellectual center that Tetuan had become by the beginning of the 19th century. It was here that he was introduced to studies in the sciences, art, philosophy, law and Qur’anic exegesis in depth.

Jun 27, Imran rated it really liked it. This order enjoyed an elite social status and wielded significant political clout. How can ib refuse to acknowledge God, seeing that you were lifeless and He gave you life, and that He will cause you to die and then will bring you again to life, whereupon unto Him you will be brought back? Asif marked it as to-read Aug 08, For people who worship saints – this book will show wjiba a man.


Um Taqwa marked it as to-read Aug 11, Hasan El-feddi marked it as to-read Aug 24, Die before you die, shed the heavy vestiges of your ego. Kufr implicitly connotes the condition of stagnating in, or else completely denying the existence of, the path that leads out of the deep darkness es into the light s. Farouk marked it as to-read Mar 17, The particular esoteric exegesis that will emerge in this study is ajibaa doubt directly linked with the cardinal status the kufr occupies in the realm of Islamic ethics, and also with the heavy moral undertones which are an inevitable feature of most of the verses wherein kufr is couched.

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This esoteric hermeneutic of kufr is not strongly supported by even the multi-dimensional semantic root. Fouad marked it as to-read May 01, The passage might even be described as a double-helix spiral as it were: Literary theory Critics Literary Prizes. For some unfortunate souls ‘mere ramblings’, for others an interesting account of a Sufi aspirant and later Shaykh.

As a child he developed a love of knowledge, memorizing the Qur’an and studying subjects ranging from Classical Arabic grammarreligious ethics, poetryQur’anic recitation and tafsir. And [as for Satan—] he had already led astray a great many of you: And many of the elements that make up the semantic structure of kufr survive this transition without losing too much of their recognizable face value.


Books by Ahmad ibn Ajiba

He was born of a sharif family in the Berber Anjra tribe that ranges from Tangiers to Tetuan along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. Breathing New Life into the Understanding of Islam.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Paperbackpages. When he reached the age of eighteen he left home and undertook the study of exoteric knowledge in Qasr al-Kabir under the supervision of Sidi Muhammad al-Susi al-Samlali. Theconsciousmuslim marked it as to-read Apr 23, Raja marked it as to-read May 08, Kufr as Denial of the Sufic Field of Knowledge. You have no valid ground for your beliefs unless you [truly] observe the Torah and the Gospel, and all that has been bestowed from on high upon you by your Sustainer!

The Autobiography (Fahrasa) of a Moroccan Soufi: Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba (1747 – 1809)

When handling the latter concept, antecedent Sufi exegetes often moved to the level of the soul, stressing the correspondences between the unbelievers in the larger universe and the demons lurking within the inner world of the human soul. Such as these have indeed gone far astray!

But woe unto those who deny the truth: The passage certainly has the power to shock consciences— even if the notion of hellfire is mitigated in that it is more of a spiritual state and not ajbia physical inferno.

They were freed after having been forced to abjure their Sufism in theory and to desist, in practice, from its rituals. For, praised may He be! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.