New Publication: Kitab Bayan al-Farq

13 April 2010

A new edition of a text tentatively connected with the Sufi Abu ‘l-Husayn al-Nuri is now available online. This edition of the Bayan al-Farq bayn al-Sadr wa’l-Qalb wa’l-Fu’ad wa’l-Lubb is edited by Josef Meri and published by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre. The work is attributed to al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi. Nicholas Heer published the first [...]

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Sufism Resources: Abu ‘l-Husayn al-Nuri

21 February 2010

There’s a new Sufism page on my website where I’ve listed resources on Abu ‘l-Husayn al-Nuri (d. 295/907). Nuri was a leading figure in the Sufi community of Baghdad that centred around Abu ‘l-Qasim al-Junayd (d. 298/910)  and the two men were life-long friends. Nuri was reknowned for his eloquence and sincerity of belief and practice. But sometimes [...]

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