Mystical Sagacities in an Unknown Treatise of Sixth Century

Rastgoofar, M.
October 2013
Researches in Mystical Literature;October2013/2014, Vol. 7 Issue 25, preceding p3
Academic Journal
Amongst the numerous manuscripts of valuable library of Dr Asqar Mahdavi is a valuable Persian mystical treatise mostly supposed to belong to early years of sixth century whose name and author are both unknown due to the omissions of its beginning and ending as well as lack of another manuscript of it. The study of this treatise which is supposed mostly to be the rewriting of Piri 'Aref Majales shows that the author was a knowledgeable mystic like Ahmad Qazali and 'Ein al-Qozat Hamadani who was familiar very well with sufist manner and mystical experiences in addition to his abundant knowledge of the Quran, hadith and religious sciences. This article introduces this treatise more broadly and shows some of its unique and novel mystical sagacities. Such sagacities show that the author has experienced what he has said and has not retold the words of others. These experiences opened and lit the heart and eyes of the author and familiarized him with a kind of enthusiasm and vision which gave his mind and tongue the talent of wittiness and sagacity. The investigation of linguistic features of the text which imply its oldness might be done in another research.


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