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This intriguingly titled book on the #Shii nature of #IbnArabi is by Muhammad Hasan Vakili (b. 1980) a young mullah based in #Mashhad who defends Sufism and is associated with the school of #HusayniTihrani #ShiiSufism 1/ his own bio on his site makes major claims for him as a heir to the school of #HusayniTihrani which convinced him to go to the #hawza in #Mashhad 2/
Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Husayni Tihrani (1926-1995) is one of the more interesting and prolific writers on #ShiiSufism especially his biography of the Karbala based ‘mystic’ Sayyid Hashim Haddad (1900-1984) and on his own teacher ‘Allama Tabatabai (1899-1981) 3/
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The major work of the #Zahabi #Sufi of the #Safavid period Najib Riza Tabrizi known as Zargar (d. Isfahan c. 1698) Nur al-hidaya on mystical ideas and lexicon #ShiiSufism 1/ Image
Najib al-Din was born in #Isfahan in 1048/1638 and became a disciple of Muhammad Ali Mu’azzin Khurasani (d. 1672) arguably the first #Zahabi spiritual master - he had been author of Tuhfa-yi ‘Abbasi dedicated to Abbas II (d. 1666) on the identity of #Sufism and #Shiism 2/
A translation of the Tuhfa was done by Faghfoory around a decade or so ago #ShiiSufism 3/ Image
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Fascinating conversation @DandiaAsad @Simon_W_Fuchs on #Shiism in #Pakistan tradition and reform, decentering #Lucknow, rise of #Shii claims to Islam and not just content with polemical vernacularisation… 1/
And as @Simon_W_Fuchs says those #VernacularTracts volumes in the @BLAsia_Africa are really neglected treasure troves - just yesterday discovered three philosophical texts never seen before 2/
One of the key findings @Simon_W_Fuchs is the role of the scholarly debates in #Shii journals on the nature of religious authority demonstrating a dynamic and involved relationship between religious elites and communities in #Pakistan and in #Najaf… 3/
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