Abu Talib al-Makki

Abu Talib Al-Makki

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Abu Talib al-Makki, Muhammad ibn 'Ali (d. 386/996 in Baghdad). A hadith scholar, Maliki jurist and a Sufi Mystic, set down the foundation of Sufi practices and author of the book Qut al-qulub fi mu'amalat al-mahbub wa wasf tariq al-murid ila maqam al-tawhid (The nourishment of hearts in dealing with the Beloved and the description of the seeker's way to the station of declaring oneness). Al-Ghazali used this book as a source for some of the chapters of his magnum opus ihya' 'ulum al-din' (Revival of Islamic Knowledge).

References

  • Massignon, Louis. Encyclopedia of Islam (Second Edition). ed. Kramers, J. H., Gibb, H. A. R., et al. Leiden, 1954, Vol. 1 p. 153.
  • Böwering, Gerhard. The Mystical Vision of Existence in Classical Islam: The Qur'anic Hermeneutics of the Şufi Sahl al-Tustari (d. 283/896). Berlin and New York, 1980, pp. 25-7.
  • Qut al-qulub fi mu'amalat al-mahbub wa wasf tariq al-murid ila maqam al-tawhid (The nourishment of hearts in dealing with the Beloved and the description of the seeker's way to the station of declaring oneness). ed. Basil 'ayun al-sud, Dar al-kutub al-'ilmiyah, Beirut, 1997. 2vols.
  • Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism: Foundations of Islamic Mystical Theology, Paulist Press (2004), ISBN 0-8091-4030-6.







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