By A.J. Arberry
Originally released in 1969.
This quantity used to be composed by means of an eminent Sufi mystic when in felony in Baghdad, waiting for execution, in a useless try and overthrow his sentence; he was once placed to demise in advert 1311 on the age of 33. This apologia is a rfile of significant poignancy, composed in so much stylish Arabic and translated with the well-known ability and style for which A J Arberry turned so famous.
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Extra info for A Sufi Martyr: The Apologia of 'Ain al-Qudat al-Hamadhani
Let it be granted that those with ulterior aims have in fact found in the concise expressions of my treatise scope for objection, yet what have they to say regarding the clear terms it contains which are not open to interpretation? I am reminded here of the verses: Can you with outstretched hands efface The stars from heaven’s unmeasured space, Or can your fingers veil so soon 45 The radiance of the crescent moon? Then leave the lions to their sleep And quiet in their coverts deep, Nor hazard heedlessly your blood To satiate their thirsty brood.
Thus, a man may be deprived of the taste for poetry, and yet he may come to recognize the existence of something in the man possessing such taste, whilst at the same time he must confess total ignorance of the nature of that thing. 31 Such is the case with our statement regarding the Maker of the world, that He is ‘the source and origin of being’, that He is ‘the All’, that He is ‘the Real Being’, and that all other than He is, as regards its essence, vain, perishing, passing away, non-existent, and having being only in so far as the Eternal Omnipotence sustains its existence.
Mālik b. Dīnār,112 one of the greatest ascetics and preachers of spiritual realities. Abu ’l-Sha‘thā’ Jābir b. Zaid,113 of whom Ibn ‘Abbās said, ‘If the people of Basra had abided by the pronouncements of Jābir b. Zaid, they would have sufficed them’. Abū ‘Imrān al-Jūnī,114 who discoursed on wisdom. Abū Wāthila Iyās b. Mu‘āwiya,115 who said, ‘The man who does not know his own vices is a fool’. Abū Muṣāhir Riyāḥ al-Qaisī,116 whose preaching was upon the highest stations of love, yearning and propinquity.
A Sufi Martyr: The Apologia of 'Ain al-Qudat al-Hamadhani by A.J. Arberry