الرسالة القسيرية في علم التصوف
al-Risalah al-Qushairiyyah Fi Ilm al-Tasawwuf
Author: al-Allama Abu al-Qasim Abd al-Karim al-Qushairi
The author of the "Epistle on Sufism, Abu 'l-Qasim al-Qushayri" (376/986-465/1074), was a famous Sunni scholar and mystic (Sufi) from Khurasan in Iran. His Epistle is probably the most popular Sufi manual ever. Written in 437/1045, it has served as a primary textbook for many generations of Sufi novices down to the present. Al-Qushayri has given us an illuminating insight into the everyday lives of Sufi devotees of the eighth-eleventh centuries C.E. and the moral and ethical dilemmas they were facing in trying to strike a delicate balance between their ascetic and mystical convictions and the exigencies of life in a society governed by rank, wealth, and military power. In al-Qushayri's narrative, the Sufi 'friends of God' (awaliya') are depicted as the true, if uncrowned, 'kings' of this world, not those worldly rulers who appear to be lording it over the common herd of believers. Yet, even the most advanced Sufi masters should not take salvation for granted. Miracle-working, no matter how spectacular, cannot guarantee the Sufi a 'favourite outcome' in the afterlife, for it may be but a ruse on the part of God who wants to test the moral integrity of his servant.
This edition includes Taliqat of al-Qadi Zakariyya bin Muhammad al-Ansari.
- Cover: Hardback
- Language: Arabic
- Author: al-Allama Abu al-Qasim Abd al-Karim al-Qushairi
- Publisher: Al-Maktabah al-Marufiyyah
- Pages: 447
- Size: 25 x 18 cm
- Weight: 850 (gram)