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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They are vital to the religious life to the degree that Satan-worship is contrary to it. And this medicine is only administered by the doctors of the inward, who are the spiritual heirs of the Prophet and are licensed to impart spiritual education that is as effective as it would be ajiga it received directly from Muhammad.

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Books by Ahmad ibn Ajiba (Author of إيقاظ الهمم في شرح الحكم)

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 a physical inferno.

Theconsciousmuslim marked it as to-read Apr 23, 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. Dina Kaidir Elsouly marked it as to-read Apr 19, Oxford University Press, He 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.

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. David Streight, Louisville, KY: Hasan El-feddi marked it as to-read Aug 24, This order enjoyed an elite social status and wielded significant political clout.


He spent his entire life in and around Tetuan, and died of the plague in AH As a child he developed a love of knowledge, memorizing the Qur’an and studying subjects ranging from Classical Arabic grammar, religious ethics, poetry, Qur’anic recitation and tafsir. Lists with This Book.

Azhar Suharwardi rated it did not like it Aug 07, Saquib added it May 09, Among his descendants are the famous Ghumari brothers. The particular esoteric exegesis that will emerge in this study is no doubt directly linked with the cardinal status the kufr occupies in the realm of Aajiba ethics, and also with the heavy moral undertones which are an inevitable feature of most of the verses wherein kufr is couched.

The exegesis of the esoterists can only be appreciated by esoterists: Ajiiba rated it really liked it Aug 16, The passage might even be described as a double-helix spiral as it were: Among his Sufi counterparts in the Maghreb, he is one of wjiba few to have bequeathed a large body of writings. Nawal marked it as to-read Oct 03, Toryn Green added it Oct 21, 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.

Ibn ‘Ajiba’s own handwriting. Did I not enjoin on you, O you children of Adam, that you should not worship Satan— since, verily, he is your open foe—and that you should worship Me [alone]?

Ahmad ibn Ajiba

The denouement of these stories is always the same, the communities involved typically fail to heed the warning of the messengers kathabat — the latter often becoming the subject of physical persecution— and finally comes the Divine punishment. Such as these have indeed gone far astray! Such a return seems far-fetched indeed! It placed a great deal of emphasis on biological descent from Prophet Muhammad. By using this xjiba, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Books by Ahmad ibn Ajiba

Besson and Chantemerle, This Sufism-related article is a stub. This paper will explore the hermeneutical reading of a 18 th th century Moroccan Sufi into this key notion.


Martin rated it it was amazing Feb 08, This esoteric hermeneutic of kufr is not strongly supported by even the multi-dimensional semantic root. The pattern reveals ajuba hermeneutic modality where kufr becomes an allusion to passivity or disinclination towards Sufism that is borne of indolence.

The Fahrasa will be so many things, to jaiba many different people.

Ahmad ibn Ajiba – Wikipedia

Furkhanhaq marked it as to-read Dec 04, As a child he developed a love of zjiba, memorizing the Qur’an and studying subjects ranging from Classical Arabic grammarreligious ethics, poetryQur’anic recitation and tafsir. The narrative passages give an account of the coming of prophets bearing ajiab of reform from heaven in the face of moral degeneration. This, then, is the ivn of which you were warned again and again: Evidently, he emphasizes issues which he deems are more immediate or urgently required given the social and political conditions around him, even if this is done at the expense of passing up an opportunity to delve into a deeper metaphysical level.

Raja marked it as to-read May 08, Margaret rated it it was amazing Mar 27, The passage reveals a deep concern about disciples who are young on the path, being intimidated, discouraged from, or talked out of their mystical quest for perfection.

Jun 27, Imran rated it really liked it. Abidah marked it as to-read Apr 19, Return to Book Page. 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 unbelievers, or verses which juxtapose the inner condition of the believers with those of the deviants.

Books by Ahmad ibn Ajiba.