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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During the s, they made repeated visits to Egypt, where they scoured cities, towns, and villages in search of Hajj paintings and interviewed muralists to gather the materials upon which this book is based.

The Theme of the Ashes: Massignon often talks of Islam as a naive and primitive louiz but far from looking at Muslim faith with disdain, he sees in its existence of Islam a protest of those excluded by the Alliances of God with the Haklaj and Christian, and a criticism of the infidelity of the Elected, the Jews and Christians. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Given their common origin in Abraham, Christians should always approach Muslims as brothers in Abraham “united by the same spirit of faith and sacrifice”, and offer up their lives for the salvation of the Muslims in mystical substitution, “giving to Jesus Christ, in the name of massighon brothers, the faith, adoration and love that an imperfect knowledge of the Gospel does not permit them to give”. List of sufis Notable early Notable modern Singers.

Email required Address never made public. The famous four-volume study was abridged by its English transla- tor, a student and friend of Massignon himself, Professor Herbert Mason. Many Sufi masters felt that it was inappropriate to share mysticism with the masses, yet Al-Hallaj openly did so in his writings and through his teachings.

This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat Princeton Uni- versity Press, There are also scores of Arabic technical words, and sometimes whole phrases are transliterated without accompanying translation.

Notify me of new posts via email. When Al-Hallaj was 16 years old, he met a spiritual teacher, Sahl, who accepted him as his disciple and Al-Hallaj remained on the disposal of his master for two years as it was the custom to serve the master who accepts a disciple. It was an editorial mistake to forgo a glossary and index and at least some basic bibliograph- ical references and brief explanatory footnotes.


Louis Massignon

This situation of captivity, and the experience of Muslim spirituality, also brought about his conversion to Christianity: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. However, Massignon did not follow Foucauld’s invitation to join him in his life as a hermit among the Tuareg in Tamanrasset. Louis Massignon, The Passion of al-Hallaj: The fol- lowing example by no means unusual from page 91 lois many of these criticisms: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He was also president of the Amis de Gandhi association.

This indirectly allowed Massignon to be closer to Arab Christians and Muslims alike. Although most of his Sufi contemporaries disapproved of his actions, Hallaj later became a major figure in the Sufi tradition. His other research work has been also published in the form of various books after his death. He was the first western scholar to introduce Al-Hallaj to the western christian world. Huysmans’ own conversion to Roman Catholicism was one of the first major inspirations of the young Ballaj in a friendly tutorial relationship that lasted from till Huysmans’ death in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mansur Al-Hallaj – Wikipedia

The grand master Junnaid arbitrated by advising him to be patient, and also advised to live together with family of his father in law. This was exacerbated by occasions when he would fall into trances which he attributed to being in the presence of God.

The eminent French jassignon 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.

According to the research of Louis Massignonit will be naive to form an opinion about Al-Hallaj as only a hermetic hanging a begging bowl around his neck, roaming in the streets of Baghdad by uttering the litany of Anal-Haq. Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslimsquote: His occupation was carder Hallaj in arabic woolen-cotton flaxer, like his father he moved frequently with his father to the louiz of textile center.


Louis Massignon – Wikipedia

Although the majority of early Sufi teachers condemned him, he was almost unanimously canonized by later generations of Sufis. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. I saw hlalaj Lord with the eye of the heart I asked, ‘Who are You? However, the quality of this work could have been lous had the author made use of existing scholarship on the social and economic history of the medieval Middle East. Furthermore, polygamy was well accepted and routinely practiced by Judaism before Islam, as per many wives of King David, King Solomon, and even Moses himself.

Al-Hallaj visited the cities of Qarmathians with his disciples organizing a camel caravan. Al-Hallaj stated in this book: Hallaj was also accused of incarnationism hululthe basis of which charge seems to be a disputed verse in which the author proclaims mystical union in terms of two spirits in one body. The dispute between his master and his father in law massihnon put him in a difficult position.

He himself interpreted the state of delirium as a “reaction of [his] brain to the forced conversion of [his] soul”. History of Iranian Literature. Islam saw it loouis its original mission, according to Massignon, to spread the message of the oneness of God even by means of violence so as to force all idol-worshippers to acknowledge it. He made this long trip by sea via Daybal presently Karachi Sind and via balad ul Shirk to the east actual Gujarat in India and also visited valley of Indus the city of Mansur presently Multan.

It was after 18 months of closed spiritual association with his master Amr Makki, which came to end, as his marriage was not acceptable to his master.

The Alusi also helped him gather the sources for his magnum opus on Al-Hallaj.