By Claud Field
Mystics and Saints of Islam is a compilation of 15 brief biographies of significant Islamic saints and mystics, as mirrored within the name of the booklet. writer Claud box opens with a quick advent to Islamic mysticism and pantheistic sufism, by way of brief descriptions of numerous recognized Islamic saints, together with Rabia the girl Sufi, Habib Ajami, Al Ghazzali, Suhrawardy, and Sharani the Egyptian. This publication is meant for these new to Sufism and students attracted to a short assessment of significant Islamic figures. CLAUD box (1863-1941) was once an writer and translator of Arabic literature. His such a lot famous translations are the works of Abu Hamid al-Ghaz l, specifically The Alchemy of Happiness and The Confessions of Al Ghazzali. he's the writer of Mystics and Saints of Islam, Heroes of Missionary firm, The appeal of India, and Persian Literature, between others. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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At Ispahan he also composed two of his most important works, the "Shifa" and the "Najat," treating of medicine. Later on he followed Ala-ed-Dowla to Bagdad, but on the way was seized with a gastric malady, accompanied by an attack of apoplexy. D. 1037. In his Literary History of Persia (vo. , p. " Another interesting link between the two philosophers is supplied by the fact, mentioned by Professor Browne, that a few days before his death Omar Khayyam was reading in the "Shifa" of Avicenna the chapter treating of the One and of the Many.
At the end of that time the Caliph forbade that anyone should have access to him; in consequence, no one went to see him for five months except Abd Allah Khafif. " "Nay, rather he who sent you to me should ask forgiveness," replied Mansur. " In order to force him to retract, he was first of all given three hundred blows with a rod, but in vain. He was then led to execution. A crowd of about a hundred thousand men followed him, and as he looked round on them, he cried, "True! True! True! " And, as it happened, that day he was put to death, the next day his body was burnt, and on the third his ashes were scattered to the winds.
43] The tattered vest of the soul or the body destroyed by death is not mended till the day of resurrection; and yet the soul is in heaven and in the enjoyment of all knowledge. CHAPTER XI 48 CHAPTER XI AL GHAZZALI (AD 1058--1111) Al Ghazzali is one of the deepest thinkers, greatest theologians and profoundest moralists of Islam. In all Muhammadan lands he is celebrated both as an apologist of orthodoxy and a warm advocate of Sufi mysticism. Intimately acquainted with all the learning of his time, he was not only one of the numerous oriental philosophers who traverse every sphere of intellectual activity, but one of those rarer minds whose originality is not crushed by their learning.