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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This page was last edited on 14 Januaryat Ahmed rated it it was amazing Aug 17, For people who worship saints ivn this book will show you a man. Toryn Green added it Oct 21, The Autobiography Fahrasa of a Moroccan Soufi: The particular esoteric exegesis that will emerge in this study is no doubt directly linked with the cardinal status the kufr occupies in the realm of Islamic ethics, and also with the heavy moral undertones which are an inevitable feature of most of the verses wherein kufr is couched.

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Ahmad ibn Ajiba

Such a return seems far-fetched indeed! Really, It’s all in the vision of the beholder – what will you inb Kufr is, to be sure, associated with a whole host of negative ethical values but is not known, however, to be related in any specific way to apathy per se.

He is the author of a considerable number of works and a Fahrasa bin provides interesting information concerning the intellectual center that Tetuan had become by the beginning of the 19th century. Fouad marked it as to-read May 01, Apr 19, Wayfarer rated it it was amazing Shelves: And you, O deniers of [the saints] of your age are [no different].


This order enjoyed an elite social status and wielded significant political clout. Theconsciousmuslim marked it as to-read Apr 23, Ibn ‘Ajiba’s own handwriting. Kufr implicitly connotes the condition of stagnating in, or else completely jbn the existence of, the path that leads out of the deep darkness es into the light s.

Why [how could we be resurrected] after we have died and become mere dust? 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.

He was born of a sharif family in the Berber Anjra tribe that ranges from Tangiers to Tetuan along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco.

This paper will explore the hermeneutical reading of a 18 th th century Moroccan Sufi into this key notion. University of California Press, Large sections of spiritual allusions, including the ones surveyed here, exhibit a largely intelligible language and express relatively intuitive ideas, which make them all the more accessible to such an audience.

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Oxford University Press, Typically, a group of consecutive verses will be selected based on a context and a theme which the author deems is their common denominator.

Such as these have indeed gone far astray! For some unfortunate souls ‘mere ramblings’, for others an interesting account of a Sufi aspirant and later Shaykh. Zarir Hfx rated it liked it Mar 26, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The denouement of these stories is always the same, the communities involved typically fail to heed the warning of the messengers kathabat — the latter often becoming the subject of physical persecution— and finally comes the Divine punishment.


Ibn ‘Ajiba wrote his “fahrasa,” or autobiography, not for the pleasure of talking about himself but “to celebrate God’s kindness. This Sufism-related article is a stub. This esoteric hermeneutic of kufr is not strongly supported by even the multi-dimensional semantic root.

He was born of a sharif family in the Anjra tribe that ranges from Tangiers to Tetuan along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco.

Raja marked it as to-read May 08, David Streight, Louisville, KY: Um Taqwa marked it as to-read Aug 11, This would have been a straight way! Nawal marked it as to-read Oct 03, In this connection, the Prophet Muhammad once said: Where kufr can be found in abundance, however, is in the verses that deal with reckoning, reward and punishment, or the narrative-historical verses of past unbelievers, or verses which juxtapose the inner condition of the believers with those of the deviants.

Esoteric Hermeneutic of Ibn ‘Ajiba

Views Read Edit View history. The Fahrasa will be so many things, to so many different people. Hend marked it as to-read Oct 03,