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Muslim Spain gave rise to two unusual figures in the mystical tradition of Islam: Ibn Masarra (//) and Ibn al-ʿArabī (//). Muslim Spain gave rise to two unusual figures in the mystical tradition of Islam: Ibn Masarra and Ibn al- Arab. Representing, respectively, the beginning and the. b.,Abd All¯ ah al-Jabal¯ı, known as Ibn Masarra, was born in Cordoba in / His father,Abd All¯ah traveled to the East, and had been to .

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Withal its nobleness and eminence it, ibj, is stopped at a limit and is incapable of reaching what lies beyond it. On this topic, see also I. Then turn your vision once more and the vision will come back to you, shamed and lost.

Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press; forthcoming. At the same time, he also describes the throne in philo- sophical terms as encompassing, transcending and harnessing all ex- istents muh.

Mysticism and Philosophy in al-Andalus – Ibn Masarra, Ibn al-ʿArabi and the Ismāʿīlī Tradition

Studies in the history of Jewish thought. See also commentary to paragraph 3 above and commentary to paragraphs 8, 10, 46 below. A neoplatonic philosopher of the early tenth century, p.

It holds the seventh firmament in its movement just as it holds and transports the animate body, encompassing the external and internal of it. These are divinity aluhiyaroyalty mulk and grace ni’ma or creation khalqthrough which God the Artificer al-sani’ is manifested. Praise be to You, protect us from the punishment of hell-fire end of Q 3: Related to this are also terms derived from th-w-b paragraph 6 and h.


The multiple, changing aspects of their effects are therefore astonishing and call for investigation.

God transcends all human thought and all we can know about his nature is that he exists. Vahid Brown, who further elaborated on the pseudo-Empedocles enigma.

The mystical philosophy of Ibn Masarra and his followers. Language, religion, culture and the sciences.

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Such transcendence implies that no analogies or similitudes apply to this highest ruler. Another pertinent example for the prevalence of this motif among Jewish writers is the second chapter of Bah.

The Sufi path of knowledge. Finally, lower than the Great Soul is the Physical Soul al-nafs al-tabi’iyawhich is completely immersed in corporeality and is the efficient cause of corporeal beings. Those who ascend by way of reason proceed from the bottom up and discover the same truth the Prophets have brought down from on masarfa.

Ibn Masarra

His contempla- tion does not move from one phenomenon to another disjointedly, but rather arranges creation in a cohesive, interdependent sequence which progresses from the lowest to the highest.

But they also say other things about him, which suggest more philosophical interests: Worship your Masxrra who created you and those before you. Towards the end of his epistle, IM re- sumes the terminology and theme with which he has opened it.


This in itself is the command amr to set the idea into action by his willing. Andalusian Sufism from Isma’il al-Ru’ayni d.

His contemplative journey as it unfolds in the Epistle on contemplation follows a neoplatonic track which climbs up through the rungs of Nature, the Universal Soul, the Universal Intellect and finally the One, the Creator. He is the first, prior to everything that has limit and end.

Ibn Masarra, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah (883–931)

Motion is then set by the Throne, since no action ad extra can be attributed to the One. For it is impos- sible for these seven firmaments, with their weight and masarr size of their bodies, to hold themselves The beginnings maasrra mystical philosophy in al-Andalus Walzer, R. The beginnings of mystical philosophy in al-Andalus know His decree. Our translation, if correct, aligns Ibn Masarra with the Arabic Platonists who use amthila as a reference to the Platonic ideas.

For the latter, see also Rowson, A Muslim philosopher on the soul, index, p. It is still not possible to reconstruct his philosophical system until the remaining works are found, especially his Tawhid al-muqinin The Certain Profession of the Oneness of Godwhere he discussed God’s attributes.