Archives for Mysticism

Is the Noble Qur’an Pre-eternal or Corporeal?

Tradition 1 عن الحسين بن خالد، قُلتُ للرّضا عليه‌السلام: يَابنَ رسولِاللّه أخبِرنى عن القرآن أخالقٌ أو مَخلوقٌ؟ فقال: ليس بخالقٍ ولا مخلوقٍ، ولكنّه كلامُ اللّه عزَّوجل. Al-Tawḥīd, Section (bāb) 30, ḥadīth 1 Translation    Ḥusayn ibn Khālid narrated, “I said to al-Riḍā (‘a), ‘O son of the Messenger of Allah! Inform me if the Qur’an is the Creator (khāliq) or something created (makhlūq).’ The Imām (‘a) said, ‘It is neither the Creator nor is it something created; rather, it is
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What Does Grip of Allah (ḥujzat Allāh) Mean?

Translation    Al-Ḥasan al-Khazzāz narrated that Abū ’l-Ḥasan al-Riḍā (‘a) said, “On the Day of Resurrection, the Messenger of Allah (ṣ) will indeed hold onto the Grip of Allah (ḥujzat Allāh); we will hold onto the grip of our Prophet and our followers (shī‘ah) will hold onto our grip.” He (‘a) then said, “And the grip (ḥujzah) means light (nūr).” And he (‘a) said in another tradition, “It means holding onto the religion.” Tradition    عن الحسن الخَزّاز عن أبى
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The Greatest Name [ism al-a‘ẓam] and Āṣaf ibn Barkhiyā

The Greatest Name [ism al-a‘ẓam] and Āṣaf ibn Barkhiyā    ثمّ إنّ سَيِّدنا موسى بنَ جعفرٍ عليهما السلام دَعا بالمُسيِّب، وذلك قبلَ وفاته بثَلاثة أيّام، وكان موَكَّلاً به، فقال يا مُسيِّبُ! قال لَبَّيك يا مولاي. فقال: إنّي ظاعِنٌ في هذه اللَيلة الى المَدنية مدينةِ جَدّي رسولِ اللّه صلّى اللّهُ عليه وآله، لاَِعهَدَ الى علىٍّ ابني ما عهِدَه إلىَّ أبي وأجعَلَه وصِيّيي وخَليفَتي وآمُرَه بأمري! قال المسيّبُ: فقلتُ يا مولايَ كيفَ تَأمُرُني أن أفتَحَ الأبوابَ وأقفالَها، والحَرَس مَعي على الأبواب! فقال:
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What is Liqa’ Allah?

‘Allāmah Ḥasan Muṣṭafawī, “RISĀLAH MA‘RIFAT ALLAH: A Treatise on the Stages of Mystical Wayfaring toward the Station of Beatific Vision,” trans. Mansoor Limba (www.ElziStyle.com) This is a treatise which deals with the salient features of the stages [manāzil] that lead toward the station [maqām] of Beatific Vision or meeting with Allah, the Glorious and Dignified [liqā’ Allāh ‘azza wa jall], and the effects and signs of each of these stages as well as the outcome of attaining the station of liqā’ Allāh.
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