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Once in Cairo he married his lawyer’s daughter in 1934 and also joined the #Hamdiyya #Shadhiliyya founded by Shaykh Salama al-Radi (1867-1939) - in this period he also first met #Schuon in 11/ Image
By the end of the 1940s he had broken with #Schuon and no longer referred #Muslim #traditionalist adepts to him instead referring them to #Valsan - he disapproved of the ‘shallow’ #universalism and forgoing of #Muslim ritual of #Schuon instead of his own #traditionalism 12/
Dying in 1951, his funeral included close associates later disciples of #Schuon such as Martin Lings (1909-2005) a professor of literature at #CairoUniversity and Whitall Perry (1920-2005) before being buried in the tomb complex of his father in law 13/ ImageImage
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One of the more unexpected elements of Restating Orientalism of #WaelHallaq was finding him use perhaps the most important 'traditionalist' of the 20th C René Guénon (later ʿAbd al-Wāḥid Yaḥyā, 1886-1951) to critique #Said… 1/ ImageImageImageImage
#Hallaq account is classic decolonizing use of elements of #Orientalism against the overarching apparatus and discourse 2/
I first came across #Guénon as a fresher reading the works of Seyyed Hossein Nasr (b. 1933) - and read his La Grande triade and later Fundamental Symbols (reprinted in a series of his by Philosophia Perennis, a traditionalist publisher based in Cambridge) #Traditionalism 3/ ImageImage
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