By Claud Field

Mystics and Saints of Islam is a compilation of 15 brief biographies of serious Islamic saints and mystics, as mirrored within the identify of the ebook. writer Claud box opens with a brief creation to Islamic mysticism and pantheistic sufism, through brief descriptions of numerous recognized Islamic saints, together with Rabia the lady Sufi, Habib Ajami, Al Ghazzali, Suhrawardy, and Sharani the Egyptian. This ebook is meant for these new to Sufism and students drawn to a brief 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 company, The appeal of India, and Persian Literature, between others. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Hasan, somewhat ruffled, said, "Habib, you are a good man, but you would be none the worse for a little culture and intelligence. Don't you know that one ought never to take food away from before a guest? " Habib made no reply. Some minutes afterwards a man came carrying in a napkin a roast lamb, a large plate of sweetmeats, and some money. " Habib and Hasan made a hearty meal, and Habib distributed the money to some passing mendicants. " On another occasion Hasan Basri arrived at Habib's hermitage just as the latter was commencing his evening prayers.

We asked him to explain more precisely the situation of this fountain, and he said: 'You are doubtless aware that perpetual darkness surrounds the pole[37] unpenetrated by any ray of light till God permits. But he who fearlessly enters this darkness will emerge into a clearly lighted plain, where he will find this springing fountain. "We then asked him to tell us more about the Western region bordering our earth, of which he had spoken, and he gave us the following information: CHAPTER X 43 "'In the extreme West is an immense sea called in the Divine Revelation[38] "the miry sea," where the sun sets and along which stretches a desolate and sterile land, where the inhabitants never abide but are always passing away, and which is covered by thick darkness.

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. He meant that such would be the results of his love to God. " As he walked along lightly and alertly, though loaded with many chains, they asked him the reason of his confident bearing. " Then he added, "My Host, in whom there is no injustice, has presented me with the drink which is usually given to a guest; but when the cups have began to circulate he has sent for the executioner with his sword and leathern carpet.

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