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Author Papan-Matin, Firoozeh.

Title Beyond death : the mystical teachings of ʻAyn al-Quḍāt al-Hamadhānī / by Firoozeh Papan-Matin
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 241 pages)
Series Islamic history and civilization, 0929-2403 ; v. 75
Islamic history and civilization ; v. 75
Contents Introduction ---- I. Ayn al-Qudatʹs life, heritage, and heresy --- II. Longing for the homeland --- III. Death and visions of the unseen --- IV. Appearance and reality --- V. the legacy of Ayn al-Qudat --- VI. Sama ---- Conclusion ---- Appendixes
Summary The Twelfth-Century Iranian Mystic ̀Ayn al-Qudat al-Hamadhani (d. 1131) wrote vividly of his explorations of death as a state of consciousness, which he experienced while alive. This state and his visions of Doomsday and the innumerable non-corporeal worlds that lie past the world of matter confront him with paradoxical realties that upset the notional understanding of faith. The present book concerns itself with a discussion on the subject of death as it is viewed by one of the defining mystic scholars of medieval Iran. Based on medieval manuscripts and primary sources in classical Persian and Arabic, this book explores the significance of this important Iranian mystic and his insights on the nature of reality in light of death
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject ʻAyn al-Quḍāh al-Hamadhānī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad, -1131.
Death -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islamic philosophy.
Mysticism -- Islam.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047427599 (electronic bk.)
9789047427599 (electronic bk.)