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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Views Read Edit View history. When a man is overcome with love for the Agent, he attains to such a degree that in looking at His mahhub he does not see the act but the Agent only and entirely, just as when one looks at a picture and sees only the painter. Latest blog posts Mawlana Waliyunnabi Mujaddidi Naqshbandi d.

Abu Hafs complied with these instructions, and after forty days the Jew made a talisman as he had promised, but it proved ineffectual. This is the reason why Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri, a chief saint of the Chishti orderonce stated that an aspiring murid disciple one who does not yet have a murshid spiritual mastershould read Ali Hujwiri ‘s book Kashf ul-Mahjoob, as that would temporarily guide him spiritually. Through the blessing of those hairs God bestowed on him mahmub sincere repentance.

He awoke in terror and asked one of the pupils of Muhammad ibn Sirin [1] to interpret the dream. He was the maternal uncle of Junayd.

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.

Natural dispositions become attached to two things: Kxshf the reign of the Caliph Mansur a plan was formed to appoint to the office of Qadi one of the following persons:.

Kashf ul Mahjoob – Wikipedia

He came in a destitute condition to Nishapur, where he died. His death took place in the desert of Basra. Kzshf is the author of brilliant compositions and sublime sayings and allegories.

It is related that he was called Khayr al-Nassaj from the following circumstance.

He was a Sufi mystic who travelled widely in the Middle East and Transoxiana. It kasfh not lust when thou receivest food from Him and eatest by His leave, or when thou speakest of Him by His leave, or when thou seest His actions by His leave.


He was one of the early disciples of Junayd. Abraham the Apostle possessed these three qualities in very truth, as I shall explain in the proper place. mashf

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

The former consists in regarding all good and evil as predestined by God, so that nothing in the universe passes into a state of rest or motion until God has created rest or motion in that thing; the latter consists in performing the command of God, in rightness of action towards Him, and in keeping the obligations which he Has imposed.

Whenever a man, on account of his actions, despairs of his future welfare, that despair shows him the way to salvation and welfare and Divine mercy, and opens to him the door of gladness, and clears away sensual corruptions from his heart, and reveals to it the Divine mysteries.

If all the world acted with the veracity of Abu Bakr, the gain would be wholly theirs, and if with the falsehood of Pharaoh, the loss would be wholly theirs, as God hath said: The more conceit, the less reality, and vice versa.

You will soon be punished for this want of respect. The former enjoy felicity, but the latter enjoy the Giver of felicity. Hence it is impossible to attain to union with Him. If they be separated, one must inevitably be rejected and the other accepted. In order to avoid spiritual conceit, he attributed to different persons the anecdotes which he composed in illustration of each topic.

Unless his love diverts him from all thought of union or separation, his love is weak. On being asked what wonders he had seen, he replied: May Allah swt reward all in Maktabah.

He was learned in every branch of science and was the Imam of his day in jurisprudence, besides being well acquainted with theology.

If you acknowledge the truth of both these state ments you are excused for condemning the patched frock. Islamic theology books Persian literature Persian books Indian Sufi saints. Ahmad refused, whereupon she sent another message in the following terms: Such expressions are entirely mischievous.

It is a well-known story that Dawud used constantly to associate with Muhammad ibn al-Hasan [1], but would never receive the Mahjubb Abu Yusuf.


Thou art only a servant who has received His orders, and I am the same. He opened his eyes and looked at the Angel of Death and said: One evening he had been enjoying himself with a party of friends. Let him be occupied with himself in order that kxshf may see learning everywhere, and let him turn from himself to God in order that he may see gnosis everywhere. To do so is polytheism, for a cause is not self-subsistent, but depends on the Causer.

My brother Khidr desired it of me, and God bade the waters bring it to him.

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Accordingly, where faith is certainty is mahjjb, and where certainty is piety is there, for they go hand in hand with each other. My Shaykh had further traditions concerning him, but I could not possibly set down more than this andar waqt-i man diqi bud u bish az in mumkin na-shudmy books having been left at Ghazna — may God guard it! This is a very important matter. The questioner then asked: I shall treat of this in the chapter on Contemplation.

Poverty is the non-existence of secondary causes, mshjub wealth is the existence of secondary causes.

Whoever is familiar with sensual affections is separated from God, and whoever is separated from sensual affections is dwelling with God. Sensual men consider anyone to be devout who complies with their inclinations, even though he be a heretic, and anyone to be irreligious who thwarts their desires, even though he be a pietist. In that case the same impossibility should be predicated of the tongue, because spoken words are no better than written ones.

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 mahjkb. He was one of the great men of Balkh and one of the ancient Shaykhs of Khurasan, a disciple of Shaqiq and the teacher of Ahmad Khadruya.

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