The Life, Personality
and Writings of Al-Junayd
(Junaid Al Baghdadi )
A Study of the Ninth Century Mystic with
an Edition and Translation of his Writings
By Ali Hassan Abdel-Kader
Paperback 194 pages
ISBN : 9789675062940
Publisher : Islamic Book Trust, Malaysia
Includes English Translation his
Rasa'il 'Letters', or Rasa'il.
About The Book
Al-Junayd (d. circa 910) was one of the most significant figures of the
formative period of Islamic mysticism in the ninth century, when Sufis were
condemned as 'heretics'.
This rare study of the Sufi master is divided into three
- The first containing an account of
his life and works.
- In the second part, his doctrines
on Tawhid (Unity of God), Mithaq (Divine Covenant), Fana (Dissolution in the
Divine Presence), and Sahw (Mystical Sobriety) are discussed.
- The third part has a translation
of his 'Letters', or Rasa'il.
Al-Junayd ibn Muhammad ibn al-Junayd, Abu al-Qasim al-Qawariri
al-Khazzaz al-Nahawandi al-Baghdadi al-Shafi`i (d. 298). shaykh of the
Sufis He is referred to by the sufis as sayyid-ut taifa i.e. the leader of
the group. He lived and died in the city of Baghdad. He laid the groundwork for
"sober" mysticism in contrast to that of "God-intoxicated" Sufis like al-Hallaj,
Bayazid Bistami and Abu Sa`eed Abul-Khayr.
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