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A Sufi Martyr

The Apologia of 'Ain al-Qudat al-Hamadhani

By A.J. Arberry

Routledge – 2008 – 104 pages

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    978-0-415-44258-9
    November 29th 2007

Description

Originally published in 1969.

This volume was composed by an eminent Sufi mystic whilst in prison in Baghdad, awaiting execution, in a vain attempt to overthrow his sentence; he was put to death in AD 1311 at the age of 33. This apologia is a document of great poignancy, composed in most elegant Arabic and translated with the customary skill and elegance for which A J Arberry became so well-known.

Contents

Introduction. A Treatise Entitled Complaint of a Stranger Exiled from Home 1. Of Faith in God and His Attributes 2. Of Faith in Prophethood 3. Of Faith in the Next World

Name: A Sufi Martyr: The Apologia of 'Ain al-Qudat al-Hamadhani (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By A.J. Arberry. Originally published in 1969. This volume was composed by an eminent Sufi mystic whilst in prison in Baghdad, awaiting execution, in a vain attempt to overthrow his sentence; he was put to death in AD 1311 at the age of 33. This apologia is a document...
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