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A treatise on mystical love

Author: Abū al-Ḥasan ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad Daylamī
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2005.
Series: Journal of Arabic and Islamic studies., Monograph series ;, 1.
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"The earliest major Islamic treatise on mystical love, this work reflects a moderate version of the ecstatic mysticism of the Sufi martyr al-Hallaj. Writing around 1000 C.E., the author summarises the views of lexicographers, belletrists, philosophers, physicians, theologians, and mystics on love, providing much information that would otherwise have been lost. In setting forth his own opinions, he relies heavily on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
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Daylamī, Abū al-Ḥasan ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, active 1000.
Treatise on mystical love.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)609414067
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abū al-Ḥasan ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad Daylamī
ISBN: 0748619151 9780748619153
OCLC Number: 56452787
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Description: lxx, 224 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. On the chapters of the book --
II. May the word 'Ishq be applied to love for God and from God? --
III. Preliminary considerations --
IV. On the word love, its derivation, and its meanings --
V. On the origin and beginning of love and Eros --
VI. On the essence and quiddity of love --
VII. On the diverse views people hold about love --
VIII. On the description and character of Eros --
IX. On praiseworthy love --
X. On those who disparaged love for some cause --
XI. On the effects of love [and Eros] and their signs and symptoms --
XII. On the signs of love, including the sayings of unimpeachable spiritual authorities among the mystics and the righteous --
XIII. On the classification of love according to our opinion --
XIV. On the signs of God's love for man --
XV. On the explanation of the signs of man's love for God --
XVI. On the signs [of the love] of those who love one another in God --
XVII. On the love of the elite among believers --
XVIII. On the love of the commonality of Muslims --
XIX. On the love of all other animate beings --
XX. On the meaning of the word Shahid --
XXI. On the definition of the perfection of love --
XXII. On those who died of natural love --
XXIII. On those who killed themselves for love --
XXIV. On the death of divine lovers.
Series Title: Journal of Arabic and Islamic studies., Monograph series ;, 1.
Other Titles: ʻAṭf al-alif al-maʼlūf.
Responsibility: Abū ʻl-Ḥasan ʻAlī b. Muḥammad al-Daylamī ; translated by Joseph Norment Bell and Hassan Mahmood Abdul-Latif el-Shafie.

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