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According to Louis Massignon Al-Hallaj was born around AD in Tur a small town of Bayda district, in the center of the southern Iran,which. Abridged from the four-volume The Passion of al-Hallaj, one of the major Louis Massignon (), France’s most celebrated Islamic specialist in this. Louis Massignon (25 July – 31 October ) was a Catholic scholar of Islam and a . Louis Gardet, his friend and colleague, assisted in the posthumous edition of Louis Massignon’s work La passion de Hussayn Ibn Mansûr an-Hallâj.

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,ouis model of different stages explains, according to Massignon, the differences in moral questions between Islam on the one hand and Judaism and Christianity on the other hand, such as Islam’s permission of polygamy or its acceptance of war.

Mansur Al-Hallaj

Retrieved from ” https: The famous four-volume study was abridged by its English transla- tor, a student and friend of Massignon himself, Professor Herbert Mason.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He made it clear that he did not hope for success in all his areas of action, but that, first and formeost, he wanted to bear witness to Truth and Justice, just as Jesus Christ had done. Waardenburg gave the following synthesis of Massignon’s precepts: Borrmans, f He thus sees the revelation in Islam as a “mysterious answer of divine grace to Abraham ‘s prayer for Ismael and the Arab race”. However, he was not having a reclusive life in Basara, rather he profited the intellectual life by meeting notable people of the society.

I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart I asked, ‘Who are You? He himself interpreted the state of delirium as a “reaction of [his] brain to halllaj forced conversion of [his] soul”.

In mortal danger, which filled him with extreme, physical anguish, he first felt remorse for his past life, made an abortive and tentative suicide attempt, fell into a delirium and a state of great agitation later diagnosed as either malariaa stroke caused by sun and fatigue, or maniaand finally experienced the presence of God as a “visitation of a Stranger”, who overwhelmed him, leaving him passive and helpless, feeling judged for having judged others harshly, and almost making him lose his very sense of identity.


Al-Hallaj’s preaching had by now inspired a movement for moral and political reform in Baghdad. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The eminent French scholar and orientalist Louis Massignon made a great contribution by devoting his life on research of life of the great mystic sufi of Islam, Al-Hallaj AD.

The result is a beautifully executed pictorial volume, accompanied by clearly written text aimed at a maxsignon http: Borrmans, Yet, there is also a tendency of Islam towards haklaj, to be recognized most clearly in the self-offering on Msasignon Arafat during the hajjthe pilgrimage to Mecca.

Help Center Find new research papers in: The new Cambridge history of Islam, Volume 4 1. Wikiquote has quotations related to: The fact remains, however, that Massignon’s work has made Hallaj one of the five or six most recognizable Muslim names by the general Western audience, after Muhammad, Harun al-Rashid, maybe Ghazali, “Saladin,” and Omar Khayyam.

Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslimsquote: This indirectly allowed Massignon to be closer to Arab Christians and Muslims alike. Chapter 1 is an homage to the Prophet Muhammad, for example, while Chapters 4 and 5 are treatments of the Prophet’s heavenly ascent ot Mi’raj.

Click here to sign up. During his stay in Basara, he maseignon one important person, Abu Yaqub Aqta, who was also Khatib secretary of Junnaid, he was very much impressed of the rigorous asceticism of Al-Hallaj, and arranged marriage of his daughter with him.

University of Notre Dame Press. They took a vow of Badaliya Arabic: Huysmans’ own conversion to Roman Catholicism was one of the first major inspirations of the young Louis in a friendly tutorial relationship that lasted from till Huysmans’ death in Iranian Sufis births deaths Arabic-language writers Arabic-language poets People executed ,assignon blasphemy People executed hsllaj heresy Executed Iranian people Iranian Sufi saints Sufi poets Medieval Persian people People executed by the Abbasid Caliphate 10th-century executions Massignn from Fars Province 10th-century Iranian people 9th-century Iranian people.


He was ordained by Bishop Kamel Medawar on January 28,with the permission of Patriarch Maximos IVdespite some opposition from the Holy Seewhich, however, finally accepted his priestly ordination. There are also scores of Arabic technical words, and sometimes whole phrases are transliterated without accompanying translation.

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Indeed, the problem with the “two spirits in one body” language is that it does not affirm union and unity strongly enough; there are two spirits left whereas the Sufi fana’ texts speak of utter annihilation and annihilation in annihilation the annihilation of the consciousness of annihilationwith only one actor, the deity, left.

Although this should pose no real problem for those familiar with the two calendars, I am taking seriously the above- quoted statement that this book is also aimed at a non-specialist readership, perhaps lluis in- terested in comparative religion and mysticism. He was finally given the chair in Januarywhen Le Chatelier retired. The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism.

However, he believed that the actions of man, when performed in total accordance with God’s pleasure, lead to a blissful unification with Him. Al-Hallaj gained a wide following as a preacher before he became implicated in power struggles of the Abbasid court and was executed after a long period of confinement on religious and political charges.

The grand master Junnaid arbitrated by advising him to massigon patient, and also advised to amssignon together with family of his father in law.