This book examines the work of a scholar of this discipline, al-Hārith al-Muhāsibī, who lived and worked during the classical Islamic period under the Abbāsids. View Al-Muhasibi Research Papers on for free. Presentation version, all references removed. Message me for details. John D’ Alton, Monash University Combatting the soul in al-Muhasibi and Isaac of Nineveh.

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Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Humility is a central virtue for both Muhasibi and Isaac, and both return to this theme repeatedly.

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There are also personal abbreviations. Retrieved December 28, from Encyclopedia. He led a normal life, owned a beautiful house, and liked sumptuous clothes.

His work thus is critical for understanding early Muslim views of the meaning of jihad.

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It consists of a variety of mystical paths that are designed to ascertain the nature of la and of God and to facilitate the experience…. He calls out to you if you turn your back to Him, and He accepts you if you return to Him; He praises and commends you for your share that He has given you, and He encourages you to contemplate for yourself.

Contact our editors with your feedback. Smith, Schoonover, Renard and Picken have described his works but not analysed the metaphors and concepts involved.


One of the concepts that were subjected to questioning was the kasb acquisition. This understanding of the word jihad in a leading early Muslim shows that jihad was from early times understood primarily as inner spiritual struggle. The point is good and makes sense, but takes so long to make a point. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

June 1, at 6: In his work al-Nasah, Muhasibi lists various elements of human nature that must be struggled against, for example against muyasibi during affliction, and for loving what God loves. Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. He incited his followers in Baghdad to intimidate al-Muhasibi mkhasibi prevent people from attending his lessons.

Introduction to “The Polished Mirror: Slicing through the garish material excess and social and moral decay that characterizes a lot of the modern capitalist world, the treatise explains that Muslims were created to worship God and serve others.

Spiritual Purification in Islam: The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi

Isaac writes more of attaining stillness while Muhasibi speaks of returning to God. Home Spiritual Purification in Islam: During his lifetime, however, he was regarded with suspicion, and his last years were embittered by persecution. Muhhasibi more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.

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August 14, at 9: He sees the Christian ascetic practice as a struggle, fight, To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

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Help Center Find new research papers in: In addition to how the acquired things and acquiring methods were Islamic, how to bring the act of acquisition together with resignation is discussed. February 15, at 3: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Assessing the extent to which the political, social and economic factors played a part in his life and work, Gavin Picken provides a comprehensive overview of his work and its great significance in the development of Islamic spirituality.

His nickname, “al-Muhasibi,” refers to his practice of muhasaba, the critical examination of actions, muhasibo, and spiritual states. Islamic philosophy and Sufism evolved as distinct yet interweaving strands of Islamic thought and practice. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. And there is no substitute for a servant in reflecting, and contemplating, and remembering, so that his reflections may increase, and his knowledge be augmented, and his status be raised.