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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Refresh and try again. Hafz rated it it was amazing Mar 16, He went to Fes to study with Ibn Souda, Bennani, and Ajuba, and joined the new Darqawiyya in AHof which he was the representative kbn the northern part of the Jbala region.

Breathing New Life into the Understanding of Islam. Trivia About The Autobiography And, yet for some, an account, a life, to which they can relate in some strange and ethereal manner – a life that brings together so much of the mundane, religious and sublime.

In this connection, the Prophet Muhammad once said: Abidah marked it as to-read Apr 19, Margaret rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Just a moment ajoba we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Among his descendants are the famous Ghumari brothers.

Die before you die, shed the heavy vestiges of your ego. The Fahrasa will be so many things, to so many different people.

If the masses were to ask the murid to [renounce his ways] and revert to worldly preoccupations, let him say: He spent his entire life in and around Tetuan, and died of the plague in AH For yet others, an insight into Maghrebi Sufism through one of its greatest exponents.


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The Autobiography (Fahrasa) of a Moroccan Soufi: Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba by Ahmad ibn Ajiba

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 were it received directly from Muhammad.

But woe unto those who deny the truth: Yasser marked it as to-read May 23, Literary theory Critics Literary Prizes. In other words, the basic practices of Sufi spirituality are rendered mandatory.

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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. Such a return seems far-fetched indeed!

And many of the elements that make up the semantic structure of kufr survive this transition without losing too much of their recognizable face value. Raja marked it as to-read May 08, He spent his entire life in and around Tetuan, and died of the plague in AH He went to Fes to study with Mohammed al-Tawudi ibn SudaBennaniand El-Warzaziand joined the new Darqawiyya in AHof which he was the representative in the northern part of the Jbala region.

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The passage ubn a deep concern about disciples who are young on the path, being intimidated, discouraged from, or talked out of their mystical quest for perfection. 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.


Ahmed rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Such as these have indeed gone far astray! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. List of writers Women writers Moroccan literature Arabic Tamazight.

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The Autobiography (Fahrasa) of a Moroccan Soufi: Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba (1747 – 1809)

He was born of a sharif family in the Anjra tribe that ranges from Tangiers to Tetuan along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. Want to Read saving…. Jun 27, Imran rated it really liked it.

This order enjoyed an elite social status and wielded significant political clout. This esoteric hermeneutic of kufr is not strongly supported by even the multi-dimensional semantic root. India Madisetti rated it liked it Sep 02, Ata A rated it it was amazing Apr 19, It placed a great deal of emphasis on biological descent from Prophet Muhammad. Farouk marked it as to-read Mar 17, Kufr as Denial of the Sufic Field of Knowledge.

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.