According to Louis Massignon Al-Hallaj was born around AD in Tur a small town of Bayda district, in the center of the southern Iran,which. Abridged from the four-volume The Passion of al-Hallaj, one of the major Louis Massignon (), France’s most celebrated Islamic specialist in this. Louis Massignon (25 July – 31 October ) was a Catholic scholar of Islam and a . Louis Gardet, his friend and colleague, assisted in the posthumous edition of Louis Massignon’s work La passion de Hussayn Ibn Mansûr an-Hallâj.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your maseignon here Massignon’s faith can be characterized by the basic concepts of sacred hospitality and mystical substitution Arabic: None of these reasonable “elementary” ques- tions is answered in this book.

Mystic and Martyr of Islam, abridged massognon, ed. He was ordained by Bishop Kamel Medawar on January 28,with the permission of Patriarch Maximos IVdespite some opposition from the Holy Seewhich, however, finally accepted his priestly ordination. Hallaj was hallqj accused of incarnationism hululthe basis of which charge seems to be a disputed verse in which the author proclaims mystical union in terms of two spirits in one body.

To conclude, I believe that informed readers will find God’s Unruly Friends interesting, despite its shortcomings.

Parker and Neal’s book documents the most distinctive aspect of this phenomenon as it is interpreted in the Egyptian cultural milieu: Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

massjgnon Princeton Uni- versity Press, The conditions of Al-Hallaj’s confinement varied depending on the relative sway his opponents and supporters held at the court, [8] but he was finally condemned to death in on the charge of being a Qarmatian rebel who wished to destroy the Kaababecause he had said “the important thing is to proceed seven times around the Kaaba of one’s heart.


He made Massignon the executor of his spiritual legacy: Given their common origin in Abraham, Christians should always approach Muslims as brothers in Abraham “united by the same spirit of faith and sacrifice”, and offer up their lives for the salvation of the Muslims in mystical substitution, “giving to Jesus Christ, in the name of their brothers, the faith, adoration and love that an imperfect knowledge of the Gospel does not permit them to give”.

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In other projects Wikimedia Massignoon. Massignon was sometimes criticized by Muslims for giving too much importance to Muslim figures that are considered somewhat marginal by Islamic mainstream, such as al-Hallaj and for paying too much attention to Sufism, and too little to Islamic legalism.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Islam saw it as its original mission, according to Massignon, to spread the message of the oneness of God even by kouis of violence so as to force all idol-worshippers to acknowledge it.

This was exacerbated by occasions when he would fall into trances which he attributed to being in the presence of God.

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Al-Hallaj was also accused for secretly keeping relation and having sympathies for Qarmathians, for which he was accused to facilitated with accomplices for visiting their centers, in Kufa and Darul Hajira. Al-Hallaj visited the cities of Qarmathians with his disciples organizing a camel caravan. Louis Massignon, The Passion of al-Hallaj: Indeed, the problem with the “two spirits in one body” language is that it does not affirm union and unity strongly enough; there are two spirits left whereas the Sufi fana’ texts speak of utter annihilation and annihilation in annihilation the louuis of the consciousness of annihilationwith only one actor, the deity, left.

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Mansur Al-Hallaj

Help Center Find new research papers in: Old Namara inscription Pre-Islamic Arabic inscriptions. He focused increasingly on the work of Mahatma Gandhiwhom he considered a saint. When Al-Hallaj was 16 years old, he met a spiritual teacher, Sahl, who accepted him as his disciple and Al-Hallaj remained on the disposal of his master for two years as it was the custom to serve the master who accepts a disciple.


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While firmly rooted in Catholic faith, Massignon was inspired by Islamic theology and practice as well, which made him a very independent thinker in religious matters, while he avoided any kind of heresy. The Theme of the Ashes: List of sufis Notable early Notable modern Singers. Retrieved from ” https: He also believed in the power of intercession —i.

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There are also scores of Arabic technical words, and sometimes whole phrases are transliterated without accompanying translation. Al-Hallaj developed a profound relation with rank and file of society, his religious influence also on the notables and intellectual elites of society was louia viewed by the Abbasid considering it an open menace and challenge to their tyrannical and despotic rule. If you do not recognize God, at least gallaj His sign, I am the creative truth because through the truth, I am eternal truth.

He thus wants to integrate loyis into salvation given by Christ without them having to become Christians themselves; an external conversion does not seem necessary to him, he rather envisages an “internal conversion” of Muslims within Islam.

One might infer from this the existence of a nearly two-century decalage between the spread of institutional Sufism and the “prolifera- tion” of the “socially deviant” dervish groups.

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