According to Louis Massignon Al-Hallaj was born around AD in Tur a small town of Bayda district, in the center of the southern Iran,which. Abridged from the four-volume The Passion of al-Hallaj, one of the major Louis Massignon (), France’s most celebrated Islamic specialist in this. Louis Massignon (25 July – 31 October ) was a Catholic scholar of Islam and a . Louis Gardet, his friend and colleague, assisted in the posthumous edition of Louis Massignon’s work La passion de Hussayn Ibn Mansûr an-Hallâj.

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Mansur Al-Hallaj – Wikipedia

Notify me of new comments via email. View all posts by ismailimail. Retrieved from ” https: Al-Hallaj was not even strictly adhered to wear the traditional robe cloak of Sufis.

In mortal danger, which filled him with extreme, physical anguish, he first felt remorse for his past life, made an abortive and tentative suicide attempt, fell into a delirium and a state of great agitation later diagnosed as either malariaa stroke caused by sun and fatigue, or maniaand finally experienced the presence of God as a “visitation of a Stranger”, who overwhelmed him, leaving him passive and helpless, feeling judged for having judged others harshly, and almost making him lose his very sense of identity.

One might infer from this the existence of a nearly two-century decalage between the spread of institutional Sufism and the “prolifera- tion” of the amssignon deviant” dervish groups.

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List of sufis Notable early Notable modern Singers. In this he followed the model of Mahatma Gandhi and his principles of non-violent action ahimsa and satyagraha.

He was also president of the Amis de Gandhi association. Remember me on this computer.


Chapter 1 is an homage to the Prophet Muhammad, for example, while Chapters 4 and 5 are treatments of the Prophet’s heavenly ascent ot Mi’raj. Although this should pose no real problem for those familiar with the two calendars, I am taking seriously the above- quoted statement that this book is also aimed at a non-specialist readership, perhaps one in- terested in comparative religion and mysticism.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Christians should therefore see themselves challenged by the presence of Islam to live a life of a simple sainthood, which it is hard, yet not impossible, to attain from a Muslim background Borrmans,llouis whose truth they can understand.

The Passion of Al-Hallaj: Mystic and Martyr of Islam – Louis Massignon – Google Books

Learn how your comment data pouis processed. Existing scholarship, however, warrants at least an attempt to look into the matter. This model of different stages explains, according to Massignon, the differences in moral questions between Islam on the one hand and Judaism and Christianity on the other hand, such as Islam’s permission of polygamy or its acceptance of war. The concept of mystical substitution was first suggested to Massignon by Huysmans ‘ biography of Saint Lydwine of Schiedam”whose life exemplified the writer’s belief that one could atone for the sins of others by offering up one’s suffering on their behalf.

Mansur Al-Hallaj

Click here to sign up. After returning to his family in Baghdad, al-Hallaj began making proclamations that aroused popular emotion and caused anxiety among the educated classes.

Massignon was sometimes criticized by Muslims for giving too much importance to Muslim figures that are considered somewhat marginal by Islamic mainstream, such as al-Hallaj and for paying too much attention to Sufism, and too little to Islamic legalism. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The famous four-volume study was maseignon by its English transla- tor, a student and friend of Massignon himself, Professor Herbert Mason.

There is also inconsistency in the dates: Karamustafa states that the spread of institutional Sufism was, in the case of the Fertile Crescent, “set in motion” by the Seljuks p. Notify me of new posts via email. Few figures in Islam provoked as much debate among classical commentators as al-Hallaj.


Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Llouis did not only disapprove the marriage, also become very furious and begin to hate his famous disciple Al-Hallaj. Al-Hallaj’s preaching had by now inspired a movement for moral and political reform in Baghdad.

Here, the prominent 11th-century author deplores the fact that, almost two centuries before the Mongol invasions and right in the midst of the Seljukid period, Sufi ribats and khanqdhs terms used by Ghazali have been taken over by wandering and mendicant dervishes. As a Greek Catholic, he could be ordained as a priest although he was married yet it was not for this reason that he had had himself transferred to Greek Catholicism.

He also saw his becoming a priest later in life as a way of offering up his life for others.

Louis Massignon spent forty years of his maesignon on the research and also travelled vastly through the middle east and India to find the authentic documents about Al-Hallaj. In this passage, Ghazali deplores that, in his time, Sufism tasawwuf has become obliterated altogether inmahaqa biDl-kulliyyah wa bat- ula because the majority of its adherents are idle youth who roam like stray animals and who dislike learning a craft, preferring instead to wear rags and to engage in begging and mendicancy as a way of life al-Ghazali, IhyaD culum al-din [Cairo, ], 2: This article needs additional citations for verification.

Louis Massignon et le dialogue des cultures.