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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It is not maahjub 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. Therefore it behoves thee so to act in all circumstances that, if thou shouldst not attain a high degree and an eminent station, thou mayst at any rate fall within the pale mahju the sacred law. Others, again, suspend their judgment about him.

He was a profound theosophist, praiseworthy in the eyes of all the Shaykhs.

When the bazaar caught fire, he was told that his shop was burnt. He was a disciple of the Apostle Khidr.

The latter possess the Truth and are without conceit, whereas the former possess conceit and are without the Truth. He was one of the principal Sufis, and is the author of celebrated works on the mystical sciences. Zl, what gain accrues to God from the religious exercises of man kind, or what loss from their non-performance?

I resolved mahjjub pay him a visit, since he appeared to me to have the marks of greatness. He associated with many of the Followers and with some of the ancient Shaykhs, and had a perfect knowledge of Sufism. He was in love with a girl, and one night in winter he stationed himself at the foot of the wall of her house, while she came on to the roof, and they both stayed gazing at each other until day break.


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Read times Last modified on Monday, 27 April He repented of the business in which he was engaged, and having a written list of those whom he had robbed he satisfied all their claims upon him. It is a well-known story that Dawud used constantly to associate with Muhammad ibn al-Hasan [1], but would never receive the Qadi Abu Yusuf. Husayn, as long as he lived, wore the garb of piety, consisting in prayer and praise of God and continual fasts and fine sayings on the subject of Unification.

I shall treat of this in the chapter on Contemplation. If thou claim relationship to Adam, thou wilt enter the arenas of lust and the places of corruption and error; for by this claim thou seekest to realize thy humanity bashariyyat. Some reject him, while others accept him. Every kind of tranquillity faraghat depends on these two counsels.

It is related that he was called Khayr al-Nassaj from the following circumstance. If the author uses this expression to denote reflection and contemplation of the inward feelings, it is not strange, for the Apostle said: Anyone who should occupy himself in seeking for learned men and gnostics would waste his time and would not find them.

Do you not see that Shibli said: The Law is the Truth, and the Truth is the Law. He was the Imam of mahuub time and consorted with many eminent Shaykhs. 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.


Junayd was aware of this and said, replying to his question: He is the Imam of Imams and the exemplar of the Sunnites.

The Kashf al-Mahjub

He was the most learned and devout man of his age. In the reign of the Caliph Mansur a plan was formed to appoint to the office of Qadi one of the following persons:. He has fine sayings on sincerity and the defects of human actions. If they be separated, one must inevitably be rejected and the other accepted. He built two convents ribat at Merv — one for the followers of Tradition and one for kasf followers of Opinion—which have retained their kahsf constitution down to the presenb day.

He took warning by this, and said to himself: Natural dispositions become attached to two things: He consorted with Abu Turab and Junayd. And it is, related that magjub said: While all the Muslims were bitterly distressed, Shaqiq saw a youth laughing and making merry in the bazaar.

His, abstruse manner of expression caused his sayings to be regarded with suspicion by formalists zahiriyan. He had seen Fudayl and consorted with him.