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Biographical Encyclopaedia of Sufis : Central Asia and Middle East

N. Hanif, Sarup, 2002, xii, 507 p, ISBN : 8176252662, $75.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Biographical Encyclopaedia of Sufis : Central Asia and Middle East/N. Hanif

Contents: Preface. 1. ‘Abd Ahmad, Shah Muhammad b. (1584-1661). 2. ‘Abd Allah Wali, Shah Ni’mat Allah Nur al-Din b. (1330/31-). 3. Abi ‘I-Khayr, Abu Sa’id Fadl Allah B. (967-1049). 4. Abu’I Khayr (11 century). 5. Abu ‘I-Kasim ‘Abd Al-Karim B. Hawazin (986-1072). 6. Abu Sa’id, ibn abi ‘I Khayr (967-1049). 7. Abu Yazid (998/9—984). 8. Abu’I Hasan al-Nuri (d. 907). 9. Adham Ibrahim (d. 777). 10. Ahmed, Bidjan. 11. al-‘Adawiyyah Rabi’ah (717-801). 12. al-Suhrawardi, Abu ‘I-Nadjib (1097-?). 13. Alauddin Sabr Kalyari, Hazrat Syedna Makhdoom Ahmed Ali (596 A.H.--?). 14. Ali Shah, Syedna Hazrat Hafiz Hai Warris (1822-1905). 15. Attar, Farid Al-Din Muhammad B. Ibrahim (1119-1190). 16. Attar, Fariduddin (13 century). 17. Baba Sahib, Hazrat (1175-1265). 18. Badr al-Din B. Kadi Samawna (1358-). 19. Baqli Ruzbihan (1049/50-1209). 20. Basri, Hazrat Rabia al-Adwiyya (A.H. 90-185). 21. Al-Bastami, Abu Yazid (d. 820). 22. Bidjan Ahmed (15 century). 23. Bishr al-Hafi (767-841/42). 24. Dhu al-Nun Misri (706-859). 25. al-Djunayd, Abu’l-Kasim b. Muhammad b. (d. 910). 26. Al-Gaylani, Ghouz-ul-Azam Hazrat Syed Abdul Qadir (1077-1166). 27. Al-Ghazali (1058-1111). 28. Ghudjduwani, Khwadja ‘Abd al-Djamil (d. 1033). 29. Gilani, ‘Abd Al-Razzak B. ‘Ali B. Husayn (d. 1072/1661). 30. Gilani, Shams Al-Din Muhammad B. Yahya (d. 912/1506). 31. Al-Hajweri, Hazrat Syed Hafiz Haji Abul Hassan Bin Usman Bin Ali Al-Jullabi (d. 1072). 32. Al-Hallaj, Hazrat Abu Mughith Al-Hussain Bin Mansur (858-922). 33. Hasan (642-728). 34. Ibn Khafif (d. 982). 35. Isa al-Kharraz, Abu Sa’id Ahmad b. (10 century). 36. Ja’far al-Sadiq (80-148 A.H.). 37. Jami, Abdul Rahman (1414-1492). 38. Jilani, ‘Abd-Al-Qadir (1077-1166). 39. al-Junaid, Abu’l-Qasim b. (d. 910). 40. Al-Kalabadhi, Shaikh Abu Bakr (d. 995). 41. Kasim-I Anwar, Mu’in Al-Din ‘Ali Husayni Arabi Tabrizi (1335-1433). 42. Al-Kazwini, Nadjm Al-Din ‘Abd-Ghaffar B. ‘Abd Al-Karim (d. 1266). 43. Khalil Allah But-shikan (1374-1460). 44. Kharakani, Abu ‘I-Hasan ‘Ali b. Ahmad (d. 1033). 45. Al-Kharraz (d. 899). 46. Khayyam Omar (19 century). 47. Kirmani, Awhad Al-Din Hamid B. (d. 1337/8). 48. Kubra, Shaikh Abu ‘L-Djannab (1145--?). 49. Al-Kurani, Ibrahim B. Al-Shahrazuri Al-Hasan Sharan Al-Madani (1615-1690). 50. Lami’i, Shaikh Mahmud B. ‘Othman B. ‘Ali Al-Nakkash B. Ilyas (1472/3-1531/2). 51. al-Madani, Haznia Zafir (1847-1903). 52. Makhrama, Abu (15-16 centuries). 53. Al-Makki, Abu Talid (d. 996). 54. Merkez, Shaikh Muslih Al-Din b. Mustafa (16 century). 55. Al-Muhasibi, Abu ‘Abd Allah Al-Harith (781-857). 56. Munedjdjim Bashi, Derwish Ahmed Dede b. Lutf Allah (d. 1702). 57. Mu’nis Dede Derwish (d. 1732-3). 58. Musa Al-Kazim, Imam (d. 810). 59. Muzaffar Shams Balkhi (1320-1381). 60. Nakshband, Khwadia Baha Al-Din Muhammad (1318-1389). 61. Nasafi, Aziz ibn Muhammad (13 century). 62. Nasrudin, Mullah. 63. Nesimi, Seyyid Imad Al-Din. 64. Al-Niffari (d. 965). 65. Ni’mat Allah, Ahmad B. Kadi Mubarak (d. 1561/62). 66. Nurbakhsh, Sayyid Muhammad b. Muhammad b. ‘Abd Allah (1392-). 67. Al-Nuri, Abu ‘L-Husayn (840-907). 68. Al-Razi (9 century). 69. Razi, Fakhar Al-Din (1149--?). 70. Rumi Jalal Al-Din (13 century). 71. Ruzbihan, Sadr al-Din Abu Muhammad (1128-1209). 72. Saadi Sheikh (1184-1291). 73. Sa’d al-Din Kashghari (d. 1456). 74. Sadr Al-Din, Muhammad Yunus Al-Kunawi (1207-1274). 75. Sadr Al-Din Musa (1305-1391). 76. Safi Al-Din Ardabili (1252-1334). 77. Safi, Fakhr Al-Din (1463-1532). 78. Samman, Abu ‘I-Hasan (d. 905). 79. Al-Sarradj Abu Nasr (d. 988). 80. Sha’ban Weli (d. 1568/9). 81. Shabistari, Mahmud (d. 1320). 82. Shahriyar, Kazaruni, Shaikh Abu Ishak, Ibrahim b. (963-1033). 83. Shams al-Din, Hadrat Pir (1165-1277). 84. Shams, Pir (1165-1277). 85. Shaqiq (d. 810). 86. Shirin Maghribi, Muhammad (d. 1406/7). 87. Suharwardy Yemani Sylheti, Shaikhul Mashaikh Hazrat Makhdum (Ghazi Shaikh Jalaluddin Mujjarad (1271--?). 88. Suhrawardi, Maqtul Shihab Al-Din (12 century). 89. Al-Sulami, Abu ‘Abd Rahman Muhammad al-Naysaburi (942-1021).

"This work Biographical Encyclopaedia of Sufis (Central Asia and Middle East) highlights on the biographical outline of the prominent Sufis of Central Asia and Middle East in alphabetical order. The Sufis maintain that the intellect gives information concerning the phenomenal world, it does not reveal the nature of infinite God and his attributes. According to the Sufis it is the mystical experience which leads to the knowledge of God (marifa). In his communion with God, the Sufi becomes one with him and the divinities disclosed. God head is directly experienced by him. Moreover, rational or intellectual knowledge is indirect. The rational proceeds with that which is different from the truth: the Gnostic begins his mystical quest for God after leaving everything which is other than God. The Sufi doctrine of unification of God is not similar to the Quranic concept of the unity of God. The follower of Islam believes in one God, however the sufi believes in the unity of God and releases his identity with God." (jacket)

 

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