Some Bibliographical Notes on the Islamic Concept of the Mightiest or Greatest Name of God.

God in Islam:

His Names and Attributes, His Most Beautiful Names and

أسماء الله الحسنى

&

الاسم الأعظم

His Supreme, Mightiest or Greatest Name

 

Some Bibliographical Notes on the Islamic and Related Concepts of the Mightiest or Greatest Name of God.

Stephen Lambden UCMerced.
In progress 1980s-2017.

SELECT AUTHORS AND SOURCES

 

Muhammad al-Bāqir (d. c. 57/676) and Ja`far al-Ṣādiq (d. c. 148/765).

  • The Du`a al-Simāt ("Prayer of the Signs") دُعاء الِسمَات  traditionally transmitted through Imams Muhammad al-Bāqir ( d. c. 57/676) and Ja`far al-Ṣādiq (d. c. 148/765);  Stephen Lambden, trans. and introduction...URL=

  • The Commentary of Sayyid Kāẓim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī (d.1259/1843)

  • شرح دعاى السمات وحديث القدر  

(Commentary upon the Prayer of the Signs and the Ḥadīth regarding Destiny)

Sayyid Kāẓim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī (d.1259/1843) wrote the recently (re-) printed medium length (1350 verse and over 300 page) commentary on the Du`a al-simāt (Prayer of the Signs) in Ottoman Kufa (now Iraq) on the 15th Sha`ban 1238 (27th April 1823). This for a certain Mullā `Alī Asghar Nīshāpūrī in response to his enquiry about a portion of this then well-known supplication, the Du`a al-simāt -- the recent reprint includes a commentary of Sayyid Kazim upon a Shi`i hadith about al-qadr (destiny, fate). The Shaykhi leader Āqā Ḥajjī `Abu'l-Qāsim Khān al-Ibrahīmī / Kirmānī (d.1969), the well-known as the author of the Fīhrist kutub mashāyikh `izam (Catalogue of the books of the mighty Shaykhs) a Shaykhī `Bibliographical Index'), had it that the Arabic Commentary on the Du`a al-simāt of Sayyid Kāẓim was replete with "weighty mysteries and philosophical wisdom" (Fihrist, No. 144 p. 292). It contains important musings and commentary upon the al-ism al-a`zam concept.

ʿAlī Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn, Fourth Imam, called al-Sajjād (ADD/ADD)

  • al-Ṣaḥīfa al-kāmila. Arabic+Persian Ṣaḥīfa-yi kāmila-yi Sajjādiyya. 3rd. ed. [Tehran] : Amīr-i Kabīr, 1342/ 1964. (498 pp., illum. ; 23 cm).
  • Prayer-book ascribed to Imam Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn + Persian translation and introduction by Javād Fāz̤il.
  • al-Ṣaḥīfat al-kamīla. Arabic and Persian Ṣaḥīfa-yi Sajjādiyya. [Tehran] : Intishārāt-i Ḥusayniyya-yi irshād, 1353/ 1974 (660 pp.) Has a Persian translation and introduction by Sayyid Ṣadr ad-Dīn Balāghī.
  • Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Shirazi
  • Sharh Sahifa-yi Sajjadiyya. Beirut: Dar al-`Ulum. 2001+2+3. (448pp.)

Ja`far al-ʿSadiq, Sixth Imam (d. c. 148/765)

  • Tafsir in ADD
  • al-Tafsīr al-Sūfī li'l-Qur'ān  `ind al-Ṣādiq... Beirut:  Dār al-Andalus, 1979.  272pp.*
  • Kāmil al-Tafsir al-Sufi al-`Irfani li'l-Qur'an. ed Dr. `Ali Za`ur. Paris: Dar al-Bouraq, 272 + iv pp. N.d.*
  • Kitab al-Taqsim fi Ta`bir al-Hulm (Tafsir al-nafsi al-jasadi wa'l-sufi al-akhlaqi lil-hulm wa'l-ramz wa'l-muqaddas. ed Dr. `Ali Za`ur. Paris: Dar al-Bouraq, 2004. 497pp. *

Nwyia, Paul,

  • Le Tafsīr mystique attibué a Ga`far Sadiq, Melanges  de'l-Universitie Saint-Joseph, 1967. *
  • Exégčse coranique et langage mystique : nouvel essai sur le lexique technique des mystiques musulmans . Recherches (Université Saint-Joseph (Beirut, Lebanon) Institut de lettres orientales) ; vol. . 49. Beyrouth:  Dār el-Machreq, 1970. 
  • `Le Tafsīr Mystique Attribue  a` Ja`far Ṣādiq," in Melanges de L'Universite Saint-Joseph, vol. 43:4, Beirut, 1968.

  • Exegese Coranique et Langage Mystique, Beirut, 1970  (trans. as Tafsīr-e Qur`ānī  va-zabān-e `erfānī, tr. by Esmā`īl Sa`ādat, Tehran, 1373 Sh./ 1994.

  • Trois oeuvres inedites de mystiques musulmans (Le Tafsīr d'ibn `Aṭā’), Beirut, 1973.

  • art. `Ishāra' EI2 IV:114.

Zadeh, Ensieh Nasrollahi

  • "The Qur'an Commentary Attributed to Imam Ja'far Sadiq (a.s.): A Study of its Dating and Interpretive Method," Ph.D. diss., University of Birmingham, UK, 2003.

See also extracts in translation in Michael Sells

  • Early Islamic Mysticism NJ: Paulist Press, 1996, esp. pp. ADD.

al-Qāsim ibn Ibrāhīm (785-860 CE). Zaydite Imam...

Kitāb al-Mustarshid fī al-tawḥīd.

  • Abrahamov, Binyamin. Anthropomorphism and interpretation of the Qurʼān in the theology of al-Qāsim ibn Ibrāhīm : Kitāb al-Mustarshid. New York : E. J. Brill, 1996.

  • "The present work deals with anthropomorphism and interpretation of the Qur'an in the theology of the Zaidite imam al-Qasim ibn Ibrahim (785-860 AD). The edition and annotated translation of al-Qasim's epistle Kitab al-Mustarshid is preceded by a detailed introduction, which treats early Islamic theology. For the abrogation of the literal meanings of Qur'anic anthropomorphic expressions, the author uses similes, idioms and phrases in Arabic, pieces of evidence from ancient Arabic poetry and rational arguments which often reflect the Mu'tazilite ways of dealing with anthropomorphism. The second subject, the place of the Qur'an in al-Qasim's writings and his methods of interpretation of the Qur'an, bears directly upon his doctrines in general and upon his doctrine of anti-anthropomorphism in particular, and also contributes to the understanding of the development of Qur'anic exegesis in the first half of the ninth century"..

Abu `Ali al-Jubba'ī (d.303/915), Mu`tazilite theologian.

  • Kitab al-asmā' wa'l-ṣifāt (The Book of the Names and the Attributes). 
  • ADD

al-Zajjāj, add (d.311/923). Phililogian and Commentator.

  • Tafsir asmā' Allah ta`ala  al-tis`a  wa't-tiṣin (Commentary upon the 99 Names) See Gimaret, Les Noms, p. 17 [No.3].
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al-Asharī, Abu al-Hasan (d.324/935-6).

 Allard, Michel

  •  
  • Le problčme des attributs divins dans la doctrine d'Al-As'ari et de ses premiers grands disciples. Beyrouth Impr. Catholique 1965. Grd. in-8 br. XXII-450 pp; index.Trčs bonne condition ex. non coupé. (Thčse pour le Doctorat čs Lettres présentée ŕ la Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines de l'Université de Paris).

 

al-Ṭabarī , Abū Ja`far Muhammad ibn Jarīr (d. 923)

  • Jāmi' al-bayān fī  ta'wīl al-Qur'ān. 15 vols. Beirut:  Dār al-Fikr, 1408/1988.*
  • Jāmi' al-bayān fī  ta'wīl al-Qur'ān. 12 vols. Beirut:  Dār al-Kutub al-'Ilmīyah, 1992.*

  • ADD
  • Jāmi‘ al-bayān ‘an ta'wīl āy al-Qur'ān. Dār al-Iḥyā al-Turāth al-`Arabī, Beirut:Lebanon, 14XX/2001.
    The commentary on the Qurān by Abū Ja‘far Muhammad b. Jarīr al-Tabarī; being an abridged translation of Jāmi‘ al-bayān ‘an tawīl āy al-Qurān, with an introduction and notes by J. Cooper ; general editors, W. F. Madelung, A. Jones. London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
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al Kulaynī = Abū Ja`far Muhammad ibn Ya`qūb al Kulaynī [Kulīnī] (d. c. 329/941)

  • al Uṣul min al Kāfī (vols. 1-2). ed. `Ali Akbar al-Ghaffārī. Beirut: Dār al Aḍwā, 1405/1985.
  • al Furū` min al Kāfī (vols. 3-7). ed. `Ali Akbar al-Ghaffārī. Beirut: Dār al Aḍwā, 1405/1961
  • Kitāb al-du‘ā’ in al-Kāfī  of al-Kulaynī. vol. X ADD
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al-Ṭabaranī = Abū'l-Qasim Sulayman ibn `Ayyub ibn Muṭayyir Lakhmī (260-360 AH = 873-971 CE).

Syrian born Sunni Hadith collector and commentator. See EI2 X: ADD.

  • Kitāb al-Du`ā. ed. & introd. Mustafa `Abd al-Qadir `Ata. Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya, 1421/2000. (624pp.).
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Nasā'ī, Aḥmad ibn Shu`ayb, (c. 830-915 CE).

  • كتاب النعوت ، الأسماء والصفات
  • Kitāb al-Nuʻūt : al-asmā' wa-al-ṣifāt  ed.`Abd al-`Azīz ibn Ibrāhīm al-Shahwān. al-Riyāḍ : Maktabat al-`Ubaykān, 1419 ‪/1998.

Abu al-Qāsim al-Qushayrī (d. 465/1072)

  • Sharḥ al-asmā' Allah al-husnā (Commentary upon the Most Beautiful Names and the Attributes). 
  • ADD

Richard M. Frank

  • Add
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al-Ṭurṭūshī = Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Walid al-Ṭurṭūshī al-Andalusī (451-520 = 1059-1126).

Orthodox Maliki Sunni writer. See EI2 X:738.

  • al-Du`ā al-māthūr wa ādābah... 2nd ed. Beirut: Dar al-Fikr, 1423.2003 ISBN 1-57547-742-4. (344pp.).*

This orthodox Malikī Sunnī scholar  wrote an over 300 page devotional compilation entitled al-Du`ā al-māthūr wa ādābah... (2nd ed. Beirut: Dar al-Fikr, 1423/2003). Within it he included a fifteen page sixth chapter entitled  Fī ma`rifat ism Allāh al-a`ẓam... ("On the Gnosis of the Mightiest Name of God") adding that "when the supplicant has supplicated thereby he will assuredly be answered and when he requests something it will indeed be granted". (p.85). No supplication is more powerful in Islam than that in which the Mightiest Name of God  is contained.

Abu Manṣūr `Abd al-Qahir al-Baghdadi (d. 429/1037).

  • Tafsir asmā' Allah al-husna. London Brit. Lib. Or. 7547.  or
  • Tafsir al-asmā' wa'l-sifat. Istanbul ms. Reshid Efendi,  No. 497. 
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  • al-Farq bayn al-firaq. ed. Muhammad Muhyi al-Din `Abd al-Hamid Cairo : XXXX, n.d.
  • al-Farq bayn al-firaq. Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya, n.d.
  • Moslem schisms and sects (Al-farq bain al-firaq) being the history of the various philosophic systems developed in Islam. Vol. 2. Translated from the Arabic with introduction and notes by Abraham S. Halkin. Tel Aviv, 1935, Modern cloth., XVIII, 259, (2) pp. incl. index and bibliography. 
  • Muslim Schisms and Sects by Abd-al-Kahir Ibn Tahir Abu Mansur Al Baghdadi. Philadelphia: Porcupine Press; facsim. of 1935 edition (Sep 1977). ISBN-10: 0879914505 ISBN-13: 978-0879914509
  • Usul al-din includies material on God and His Attributes.
  • The Errors of Abu ‘l-Hudhayl (lost). 
  • Errors of ibn Karram (lost),

 

al-Bayhaqī = Bayhaqī, Aḥmad ibn al-Ḥusayn (994-1066).

  • Kitāb al-asmā' wa-al-ṣifāt / lil-Bayhaqī. Published Bayrūt : Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmīyah, ‪1984. 664 pp. 

  • [Kitāb] al-asmā' wa'l-ṣifāt...ed. Muhammad Zāhid al-Kawṭarī. Cairo : ADD 1358/1939.
  • Kitāb al-asmā' wa'al-ṣifāt lil-Bayhaqī. Beirut : Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmīyah, ‪1984. 664 pp.
  • Kitāb al-asmā' wa'l-ṣifāt lil-Bayhaqī. Beirut : Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmīyah, ‪1422/2001. 664 pp.  *
  • Kitāb al-asmā' wa'l-ṣifāt. Cairo: Dar al-Hadith, 1423/2002.

al-Tūsi = Abu Ja`far Muhammad ibn Ḥasan al Tūsī (d. 460/1067)

= Shaykh al-Ţa'ifa ("The teacher of the community").

  • Miṣbāḥ muitaḥajjid al-kabīr. ADD
  • ֊Miṣbāḥ muitaḥajjid al-kabīr

"The most important work on du‘ā’ by Shaykh Ṭūsī, which must be considered a landmark in the history of du‘ā’ literature, is his precious book Miṣbāḥ al-mutahajjid. This elaborate work on du‘ā’ has in recent years been edited by Abū Dharr Bīdār on the basis of several manuscripts and published in an elegant form by the Mu’assah al-Fiqh al-Shī‘ah. After compiling this work, Shaykh Ṭūsī compiled a condensed version of it with the title Miṣbāḥ al-Ṣaghīr (CML, MS. 7, 505, 2082, 2341, 7359)." (Ja`farian, MTh. 1999: ADD).

  • Miṣbāḥ al-Ṣaghīr. ADD.

al-Qushayrī, `Abu al-Qasim ibn Hawazin al-Nisaburi  al-Qushayrī (d. 475/10720)..

  • Add
  • Sharh al-Qushayri li'l-asma' Allāh al-ḥusna. ed. `Āṣim Ibrāhīm al-Kayālī, Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya, 2006. 280pp.
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Ibn al-`Arabi, Abū  Bakr Muhammad ibn 'Abd-Allāh ibn al-'Arabī al-Ma`rifi (d. 543/1092),

Andalusian Mailikī jurist and commentator who was qaḍī (judge) in his native Seville. He journeyed to Syria, Iraq and Egypt and was a one-time pupil of `Abd al-Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī (d.505/1111). See J. Robson EI2 III:707; McAuliffe, 2006 [CCQ] pp.194-196.

  • al-Amad al-aqṣā ("The Furthermost Pillar"). On the Divine Names and Attributes. In mss. Rabat and Istanbul...

al-Ghazālī = Abū Ḥāmid Muhammad b. Muhammad al-Ţusî, al-Ghazālī ( d. 555 /1111).

al-Maqṣad al-Asnā, fi Sharḥ ma`ānī asmā' Allāh al-ḥusnā

("The Commentary upon the Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names of God").

  • al-Maqṣad al-Asnā, fi Sharḥ ma`ānī asmā' Allāh al-ḥusnā. Cairo: Taqaddum Press, 1322/1904.
  • al-Maqṣad al-Asnā, fi Sharḥ asmā' Allāh al-ḥusnā. ed + introd. Fadlou Shehadi, Beirut: Dar el-Machreq, 1983 (liv+208 pp.)
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  • al-Ghazalī on the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God, trans. David B. Burrell and Nazih Daher, Islamic Text Society , 1993 / 0946621314
  • al-Ghazali on the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God: al-Maqsad, al-Asna, Fi Sharh Asma', Allah al-Husna. Nakamura Hardcover / Islamic Text Society / March 1993 Iḥyā' 'ulūm al-dīn , Cairo, 1312/1894.
  • The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God Al-Maqsad al-Asna fi Sharh Asma’ Allah al-Husna Al-Ghazali; Translated by David Burrell and Nazih Daher The Islamic Texts Society (1995) ISBN 0946621314 205 pp.
  • http://www.fonsvitae.com/ghaz99.html
  • Iḥyā' 'ulūm al-dīn . Cairo: Lajnat Nashr al-Thaqāfiyya al-Islamiyya, Cairo, 1356/1937.
  • iḥya' 'ulūm al-dīn. 5 vols (1+4). Beirut: Dār al-Ma`rifa, 1402/1982. * Iḥya' 'ulūm al-dīn. 5 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya, ADD/ADD. Vol. 5 includes Commentory in the form of al-Mughni 'an Haml al-asfar fi takhrikh al-Ihya)..
  • Iḥya' 'ulūm al-dīn. 5 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Arqam, 200?/ADD. Iḥya' 'ulūm al-dīn. 2 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Ma`rifa, 200?/ADD. Includes the Kitab Awarif al-Marif by al-Suhrawardi. Iḥya' 'ulūm al-dīn. 5 vols. ed. Muhammad Sulayman, Osamah Amurah. Beirut: Dar al-Fikr al-Mu'asir: 5 vols. 
  • Kitāb al-Arba'în fî usűl al-Dîn. Qāla fî Kashf al-Zunűn wa-huwa qism min kitābuhu al-musammā bi-Jawāhir al-Qur'ān ... Cairo 1328/1910. (368pp.).
  • Kitab al-Arba`in fi usul al-din. Beirut: Dar al-Jil, 1408/1988

Select secondary sources

Farouk Mitha,

  • AL-GHAZALI AND THE ISMAILIS,  A Debate on Reason and Authority in Medieval Islam  I. B. Tauris,  2002 160 pp.

Campanini, M.

  • ‘Al-Ghazzali’, in S.H. Nasr and O. Leaman (eds) History of Islamic Philosophy, London: Routledge, 1996. ch. 19, 258-74.*

Ghuṣn, `Abd Allāh ibn Ṣāliḥ ibn `Abd al-`Azīz. غصن, عبد الله بن صالح بن عبد العزيز

  • Asmā' Allāh al-ḥusná / ta'līf `Abd Allāh ibn Ṣāliḥ ibn `Abd al-`Azīz al-Ghuṣn. al-Riyāḍ : Dār al-Waṭan, 1417/ ‬1997.‬Kojiro  Nakamura
  • Imam Ghazali's Cosmology Reconsidered with Special Reference to the Concept of "Jabarut" Studia Islamica, No. 80 (1994), pp. 29-46

Lazarus-Yafeh, H. 

  • Studies in al-Ghazali, Jerusalem: The Magnes Press. 1975.*

Leaman, O.

  • An Introduction to Medieval Islamic Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (1985)
  • ‘Ghazali and the Ash‘arites’, Asian Philosophy 6 (1) (1996) : 17-27.

Macdonald, D.B.

  •  ‘The Life of al-Ghazzali, with Especial Reference to His Religious Experiences and Opinions’, Journal of the American Oriental Society 20(1899) : 71-132.

Nuʼman, Abdullah.

  • An analytical study of the theological debate on the Muslim concept of God and his attributes from Ḥasan al-Baṣrī to Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazzālī, d.110 AH d.505 AH 1993. 160 pp. Thesis (M.A.) -- University of Melbourne, 1994.

Shehadi, F

  • Ghazali's Unique Unknowable God: A Philosophical Critical Analysis of Some of the Problems Raised by Ghazali's View of God as Utterly Unique and Unknowable, Leiden: Brill. (1964)*

Sherif, M.

  • Ghazali's Theory of Virtue, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.  1975.

Watt, W.  Montgomery 

  • The Faith and Practice of al-Ghazālī [al-Munqidh min al-Dalāl]. Ed. W. Montgomery Watt. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1953.
  • Muslim Intellectual: A Study of al-Ghazali, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 1963. *

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Ibn Barrajan,   (d. 536/1121).

  • Sharḥ al-asmā' al-ḥusnā.  Ms. Paris. Bib. Nat. Arabe 2642.
  • Sharḥ al-asmā' al-ḥusnā
  • Sarh Asma' Allah Al-Husna: Comentario Sobre Los Nombres Mas Bellos De Dios Ibn Barrajan, Abd al-Salam ibn Abd al-Rahman ibn Muhammad;  Madrid, 2000.  571pp. ISBN 10: 8400079760 ISBN 13: 9788400079765. 

 

Abū `Alī al‑Ṭabarsī (d. c. 548/1153)

An Imami Shi`i commentator and a Mu`tazalite in matters of theology. His Majma` al-Bayan was completed in  in June 1142 (see EI2 art Kohlberg). His weighty Shī`ī tafsīr work, entitled Majma` al‑bayān li‑`ulūm al‑Qur’ān (The Compilation of the Explanation of the Sciences of the Qur’ān) contains some important interpretations of the al-ism al-a`zam concept.

  •  Majma' al-bayān fī tafīr al-Qur'ān.  6 vols. Mat`ba`at  Saydā' [Sidon, Lebanon]: Maṭba`at al-`Irfān,  1333-56/1914-37.

  • Rep. 1914>  4 Vols. Qumm : al-Maktabat Shihab al-Din al-Husayni, Ayat-Allah al-Mar`ashi al-Najafī   *

  • Rep. 1914>  10 vols. in 5. Beirut: Dar al-Ihya al-Turath al`Arabi, 1383/ 1963.

  •  Majma' al-bayān fī tafīr al-Qur'ān.  10 vols. in 3.  Mat`ba`at  Saydā' [Sidon, Lebanon]: Maṭba`at al-`Irfān,  1334/1915. (?).

  • Majma' al-bayān fī tafīr al-Qur'ān, intr. Muḥsin al-Amīn al-Ḥusaynī al-'Āmilī, 30 vols, in 6, Beirut 1380/1961

  • Majma' al-bayān fī  tafsīr al-qur'ān, 6 vols. Beirut:  Dār Maktabat al-Ḥayat, 1380. *
  • Majma` al-Bayān fī tafsīr al-Qur’ān . 5 vols. Qumm: Maktabah `Ayat-Allāh Uzmā al-Mar`ashī al-Najafī. 1403/ 1982. 
  • Majma' al-bayān fī  tafsīr al-qur'ān, 6 vols. Beirut: 1415/1995.

Ibn al-Jawzī, `Abd al-Rahman ibn `Ali ibn Muhammad Abu'l-Faraj (510-597 AH = 1126-1200 CE).

    "jurisconsult, traditionist, historian and preacher, was one of the most famous Hanbalis of Baghdad" EI2.

  • Daf` Shubah al-Tashbih bi-Akaff al-Tanzih
  • The Attributes of God (Daf` Shubah al-Tashbih bi-Akaff al-Tanzih) introduction Khalid Yahya Blankinship, trans. notes and Appendices by `Abdullah bin Hamid `Ali. Original Notes by Imam Zahid al-Kawthari. Bristol, England: Amal Press, 2006.  169pp.*
  • المنتظم في تاريخ الأمم والملوك
  • al-Muntazam fī ta'rďkh al-umam wa'l-muluk, ed. Muhammad and Mustafā 'Abd al-Qadir `Aṭā , 17+1 [Index] vols., Beirut : Dar al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya. 1315/1995.  6934pp.
  • ed. Suhayl Zakkār, XX vols, in 13, Beirut 1995-6 check.
  • Nuzha = Nuzhat al-a'yun al-nawalirß 'Um al-wujüh wa-1-nag.a'ir, ed. Muhammad 'Abd al-Karīm Kāzim al-Rādī, Beirut 1404/1984
  • Zjid al-masir fī 'um al-tafsīr, intr. Muhammad Zuhayr al-Shāwīsh, 8 vols., Damascus 1384-5/1964-5; annot. Aḥmad Shams al-Dīn, 8 vols., Beirut 1414/1994
  •  Zād al-masīr fi `ilm al-tafsīr, Beirut (1384/1964).
  • Funūn al-afnan fi'-l'aja'ib 'ulűm al-Qur'an, ed. Rashīd 'Abd al-Rahmān al-'Ubaydī, Baghdad 1408/1988
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رازي، فخر الدين محمد بن عمر.

al-Rāzī, Muhammad ibn `Umar, Abū  al-Su`ud Muhammad ibn, Muhammad Fakhr al-Dīn (d. 606/1209 

  تفسير مفاتيح الغيب ، التفسير الكبير  

  • Mafātīḥ al-Ghayb al-mushtahir bi'l-Tafsīr al-kabīr,  ?  vols. Cairo, 1286/1869.
  • al-Tafsīr al-kabīr... 8 vols. Bulaq: xxxxx., 1279-1289/ 1862-1872.
  • al-Tafsīr al-kabir (The Extensive Commentary), (3rd printing) Beirut:  Dār al-Ihya al-Turath al-`Arabi, 32 vols in 16. n.d. *
  • Tafsīr-i kabir-i Mafātīḥ al-Ghayb, Persian trans.  `Ali  Asghar Ḥalabi,  Tehran : Intishārāt-i Aṣāṭīr , 1371/XXX. / vol. 4 1378/ 1999. only*
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  • أحكام البسملة وما يتعلق بها من الأحكام والمعاني وإختلاف العلماء

  • Aḥkām al-basmalah wa-mā yataʻallaqu bi-hā min al-aḥkām wa-al-maʻānī wa-ikhtilāf al-ʻulamāʼ . Būlāq, Cairo : Maktabat al-Qurʼān, 1988.
  • Sharh asma' Allah al-husná lil-Razi : wa-huwa al-kitab al-musammá lawami al-bayyinat sharh asma' Allah Ta`alá wa'al-sifat. ed. Sa`d, Taha `Abd al-Ra`uf, Cairo: Maktabat al-Kulliyyat al-Azhariyya, 1396/ ADD. 396pp.

Lawāmi` al-bayinnāt fī asmā' Allāh wa'l-ṣifāt

  • Lawāmi` al-bayinnāt fī asmā' Allāh wa'l-ṣifāt (The Perspicuous Brilliances regarding the Names of God and the Attributes"). This work contains a section on the ism Allāh al-a`ẓam.

  • Lawāmi` al-bayinnāt fī asmā' Allāh ta`ala wa'l-ṣifāt.  Cairo : Maktabat al-Kulliyat al-Azhariyah, 1976.

  •  شرح أسماء الله الحسنى للرازي : وهو الكتاب المسمى لوامع البينات شرح أسماء الله تعالى والصفات = Sharḥ asmāʼ Allāh al-ḥusná lil-Rāzī : wa-huwa al-kitāb al-musammá, Lawāmiʻ al-bayyināt sharḥ asmāʼ Allāh taʻālá wa-al-ṣifāt ed. Ṭāhā ʻAbd al-Raʼūf Saʻd.  Cairo: al-Maktabah al-Azharīyah lil-Turāth, 1999. 

  • Traité sur les Noms Divins, trans and commentary M. Gloton, 2 vols. Paris: Devy,  1986. *
  • Traité sur les noms divins = Lawâmiʻ al-bayyinât fī al-asmâʼ wa-al-çifât : (Le livre des preuves éclatantes sur les noms et les qualités) by Fakhr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar Rāzī; Maurice Gloton Beyrouth, Liban : Editions Al-Bouraq, 2000.

    Sirr al-maktum fī mukhaṭabāt al-nujum

  • Sirr al-maktum fī mukhaṭabāt al-nujum ("The Sealed Mystery about the addressers of the Stars"), a work about Talismans and astral magic including reference to the 7 sigla constituting the al-ism al-a`zam or Mightiest Name of God.

Ibn Tāwūs = Raḍī al-Dīn 'Alī ibn. Mūsā ibn Ṭāwūs al-Hasanī al-Ḥillī (d. 664/1226):

  • Muhaj al-du'awāt wa Manhaj al-`Abadāt, Tehran, 1416  
  • Muhaj al-da'awāt wa Manhaj al-`Abadāt, ed. Shaykh Ḥusayn al-A`lami, Beirut: Mu`assasat al-A`lamī, 1414/1993 (480pp.)

From Kohlberg XXXX: ff. + Modaressi 2001:421 (adapted).

  •  Miṣbāḥ al-za ir. Qumm: Al Bayt 1997
  • Muhaj al-du'awāt wa Manhaj al-`Abadāt, Tehran, 1416
  • Muhaj al-da'awāt wa Manhaj al-`Abadāt, ed. Shaykh Ḥusayn al-A`lami, Beirut: Mu`assasat al-A`lamī, 1414/1993 (480pp.)
  • Falāḥ al-sā'il, ed. Gh. al-Maļīdī, Qum: ADD, 1419/
  • Fáraj al-maḥmūm, Najaf, 1368
  • Fatḥ al-abwāb, ed. H. al-Khaffāf, Qum: ADD, 1409/
  • Ghiyath sultan al-wara, Qum, 1408 (excerpts, together with Husayn b. Muhammad b. Nasr al-Hulwānī, Nuzhat al-nāzir)
  • Al-Ijāzāt li-kashf ţuruq al-mafāzāt, its introduction quoted in Bihar 107: 37^4
  • Al-Iqbal, ed. J. Q, al-Işfahanî, Qum, 1993
  • Jamāl al-usbū', ed. J. al-Qayyumĩ, Tehran, 13715h/ 1992—3 ֊ Kashf al-mahajja, Najaf, 1370
  • Al-Luhūf, Tehran, 1321
  • Mudayaqa = Risālat 'adam mudayaqat al-faixa'it, ed. M. 'A. Ţ. al- Marāghī, Qum, 1407 (in Turāthunā, 7֊8 [1407]: 331-59)
  • Muhāsabat al-nafs, ed. J. Q^ al-Isfahānī, Qum, 1419
  • Sad al-su'ūd, ed. F. T. al-Ḥassūn, Qum,: ADD, 1421/
  • Al-Tahsīn, Beirut, 1989 (together with the author's al-Yaqîn) ֊ Ai-Tara if, ed. 'A. 'Āshūr, Beirut, 1999

Kohlberg, Etan.

  • A Medieval Muslim Scholar at Work: Ibn Tāwūs and His Library. Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science: Texts and Studies, no. 12. Leiden: E. J Brill, *

al-Būnī, `Alī ibn Aḥmad [Muḥyī al-Dīn] (d. 622/1225).

 

Muḥyī al-Dīn al-Būnī = `Abu al-`Abbas Ahmad ibn `Ali ibn Yūsuf al-Qurayshī Muḥyī al-Dīn al-Būnī  (622/1225)

See Brockelmann, GAL  I/2:655f.; Deitrich EI2 12:156-7; GALS 1:910f; Fahd, [1966]1987:230ff; Ulmann, 1972: 234,390f, 415.

An Islamic theologian, mystic and magician Ahmad ibn `Alī al-Būnī  wrote around 40 Arabic books on Islamic esoterica and magic having a special facility with the theology of talismanic configurations of the Names of God. Most of his is unedited and unpublished save for a few non-critical editions.

Kitāb shams al-ma`arif  wa latā'if  al-awārif ("The Book of the Sun of Gnosis and the Subtleties of Elevated things").

  • Kitāb shams al-ma`arif ("The Book of the Sun of Gnosis"). 4 vols. Cairo n.d. [1905]

  • Kitāb shams al-ma`arif ("The Book of the Sun of Gnosis"). 4 vols./ Pts. in 1 vol. Beirut: Maktabah al-Thaqafiyya (576pp+16 index). *
  • Pt. I = Kitāb shams al-ma`arif al-kubrā. (in the above Cairo+Beirut  ed.) pp. 1-142.
  • Pt. II = Kitāb shams al-ma`arif al-kubrā. (in the above Cairo+Beirut  ed.) pp. 143-266.
  • Pt. III = Kitāb shams al-ma`arif al-kubrā. (in the above Cairo+Beirut  ed.) pp. 266-535

Majmū`at Arba` Rasā'il (Compendium of Four Treatises")  of Sayyid `Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni al-Adhami...

  • Pt.IV = Majmu`at Arba`a Rasā'il (Compendium of Four Treatises") (pp.537-576):
  • [1] Risālah Mīzān al-`adl fī maqāṣid aḥkām al-raml  (pp.537-552)
  • [2] Risālah  Fawa'tih al-raghā'ib khuṣūṣiyyāt awaqāt al-kawākib (pp.552-558)
  • [3] Risālah Zahr al-maruj fi dala'il al-buruj  (pp.558-566)
  • [4] Risālah Latā'if al-Ishārāt fī Khasā'is al-kawakib al-siyāra (pp.566-576).

Sharḥ  ism Allah al-a`zam... ("Commentary upon the Mightiest Name of God..")

  • Sharḥ ism Allāh al-a`ẓam fī al-ruḥānī wa yalayyhi kitāb al-lama`at fī fawā'id al-ruḥānīyya `aẓīẓat al-sama`at ("Commentary upon the Mightiest Name of God in Spirituality and its relationship to the Book of Brilliance in the mighty, reputable spiritual instructions" ) Cairo: al-Maktaba al-Mahmūdiyya al-Tijāriyya bi'l-Azhar, 1358/ 1939 (119+ index).

 Ibn al-`Arabī, Shaykh Muḥyī al-Dīn (d. 638/1240)..

  • al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya. (`The Meccan Revelations [Openings]', 4 Vols.) Beirut: Dār Ṣadir n.d. [1968 = Cairo Ed. 1911].
  • Ibn ‘Arabî: Les Illuminations de la Mecque, Sinbad, Pais, 1988 (esp.  section “La Science des Lettres”, traducido y comentado por D. Gril,...)...
  •  Kashf al-ma'ná an sirr asma' Allah al-husná. ed. and introd., Beneito, Pablo + Hasan Mamduhi. Qum: Bakhshayish, 1419/ 1998. 200pp.  ISBN 9649063633

Ibn ‘Ata’ Allāh (d.709/1309).

  • Traité sur le nom Allah, les Deux Océans, Paris, 1981 -- trans. M. Gloton.
  • ADD

Nwyia, Paul 

  • Ibn 'Ata' Allah (m. 709/1309) et la naissance de la confrérie sadilite. Edition critique et traduction des Hikam précédées d'une introduction sur le soufisme et suivies de notes sur le vocabulaire mystique. Beyrouth Dar el-Machreq 1986.

 

Taqī al-Dīn Aḥmad Ibn Taymiyya (d.728/1328)

  • Kitāb al-asmā' wa-al-ṣifāt. ed.  Muṣṭafá `Abd al-Qādir `Aṭā. Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmīyah, 1408/ ‬1988.‬

  • Kitāb al-asmā' wa-al-ṣifāt. ed.  Muṣṭafá `Abd al-Qādir `Aṭā. 2 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmīyah, 1418/ ‬1988. 327+595pp.‬ 

  • al-Risālah al-Tadmurīyah fī taḥqīq al-ithbāt li-asmāʼ Allāh wa-ṣifātuh wa-bayān ḥaqīqat al-jamʻ bayna al-sharʻ wa-al-qadar  Cairo: Qaṣī Muḥib al-Dīn al-Khaṭīb ; al-Maṭbaʿah al-Salafīyah, 1405 / 1984. ‬ 68pp.

  • Risālat al-Fatwá al-Ḥamawīyah al-kubrá wa yalīhā al-risālah al-Madīnah fī tah̄qīq al-majāz wa-al-ḥaqīqah fī ṣifāt Allāh taʿalā; taṣḥiḥihā bi-qadr al-imkān wa taʿlīq ḥawāshīyahā Mụammad ʿAbd al-Razāq Ḥamzah. Cairo : Maṭbaʻat al-Madanī, ‪c. ‬1967?.

  • Taqrīb al-Tadmurīyah : taḥqīq al-ithbāt lil-asmā' wa-al-ṣifāt wa-ḥaqīqat al-jam` bayna al-qadar wa-al-shar` ed. Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ ibn `Uthaymīn ; i`taná bi-al-kitāb wa-kharraja aḥādīthahu Sayyid ibn `Abbās ibn `Alī al-Jalīmī. Cairo: Maktabat al-Sunnah, 1413/‬1992. 

  • Nafā'is. ed. Muḥammad Ḥāmid Fiqī. ‬Cairo‬ : Maṭba`at al-Sunnah al-Muḥammadīyah, c.1955. 360 pp. Contents = 1. al-Risālah al-tadmīrīyah / li-ibn Taymīyah -- 2. al-Fatwá al-ḥimawīyah al-kubrá / li-ibn Taymīyah -- 3. Alfiyat muṣṭaliḥ al-Ḥadīth / Zayn al-Dīn `Abd al-Raḥīm al-`Irāqī -- 4.`Umdat al-Aḥkām min kalām Khayr al-anām / `Abd al-Ghanī al-Maqdassī al-Jamā`īlī.

al-Kaf`amī [al-`Āmilī], Shaykh Taqī al-Dīn ( d. 900/1494-5).

  • al-Miṣbaḥ... Beirut: Mu’assasa al-A`lamī, 1414/1994.*
  • al-Miṣbāḥ fi al-Adu`iyya wa'l-ṣalawāt wa'l-ziyārāt wa'l-ajwāz wa'l-`awdhāt, Beirut: Mu`assasat al-Tarikh al-`Arabiyya, 1425/2004 (967pp.).
  •  
  • Trans. Stephen Lambden :
  • Taqi al-Din al-Kaf`ami (d. 900/1494-5) on the Mightiest Name of God

  • `The Names of God and theories of His Mightiest Name (al-ism al-a`ẓam) with special reference to the Miṣbāḥ (Luminary) of Tāqī al-Dīn Kaf`amī (d. 900/1494-5) and Bābī-Bahā’ī theologies of the Eschatological Name.'

al-Bursī, Rajab.  (d. XXXX/XXXX ).

  • Mashāriq anwār al-yaqīn fī asrār Amīr al-Mu’minīn.  Beirut: Dār al-Andalus, 1978.

 al-Suyūṭī, Jalāl a-Dīn `Abd al-Raḥman (d. 911/1505)

 

  • الدر المنتظم في الاسم الأعظم = "The Well-strung  Pearls on the Mightiest Name [of God]")
  • الدر المنظم في الاسم الأعظم   = "The Ordered Pearls as to the Mightiest Name [of God]")
  • Titles vary or two works ??
  • al-Durr al-muntaẓim fī al-ism al-a`zam [?] apparently within a mss. extant in the al-Zahiriyya Library in Damascus (?) 831 pages long.
  • al-Durr al-munaẓẓam fī al-ism al-a`zam... [=Rasa'il al-Suyuti No. 17] ed. Sa'id Muhammad al-Liḥām. Beirut: `Alam al-Kitab, 1417/1996. 15pp.
  • al-Durr al-muntaẓim fī al-ism al-a`zam ,  ed. Husayn Jihad al-Husayni. ADD: Mu`assat al-Balāgh, 2001. 56pp. 
  • Trans Stephen Lambden :
  • The Treatise of Jalāl a-Dīn `Abd al-Raḥman al-Suyūṭī (d. 911/1505) on the Mightiest Name of God.

الإتقان في علوم القرآن =

  • Al-Itqān fī `ulūm al-Qur’ān
  • al-Itqān fī `ulūm al-Qur'ān, Cairo: Azhariyya Press, 2 vols. 1318/ 1900.*
  • al-Itqān fī `ulūm al-Qur'ān. al- Maktaba al-Assrya, 2006.
  • Al-Durr al-manthūr fī tafsīr al-ma'thūr
  •  

تفسير الجلالين

  • Tafsīr al-Jalālayn by Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Maḥallī + Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī.
  • al-Durr al-Manthūr fī 'l-Tafsīr al-Mānthūr. 6 vols. in 3. Qum: al-Maktabat Shihab al-Din al-Husayni, Ayat-Allah al-Mar`ashi al-Najafī , n.d. c. 1377/1957 (+1404/1983).
  •  
  • Sharĥ al-Isti'ādha  wa’l-Basmala. (In mss. ?)
  • Mīzān al-Madalah fī Sha'n al-Basmalah. (In mss. ?)
  • ADD
  • ADD

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بهاء الدين محمد بن حسين عاملي

Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn ʻIzz al-Dīn Ḥusayn ibn ʻAbd al-Ṣamad ... al-Harithi al-Hamdanī al-`Āmilī al-Jubā'ī, (953-1030 = 1547-1621 CE).

= Bahā' al-Dīn al-`Āmilī = Shaykh Bahā'ī

The son of Shaykh Ḥusayn ibn `Abd al-Ṣamad al-`Āmilī (919-984 AH = 1512-1576 CE) who was appointed Shaykh al-Islam at the then Safavid capital Qazvin by Shah Ṭahmasb (930-984 AH =1524-1576 CE). He was born near Baalbek on the 27th Dhu'l-Ḥijja 953 AH = 18th February 1547 CE and died Isfahan 12th Shawwāl 1030 AH = 29th August 1621 CE. A polymathic and widely travelled individual Shaykh Bahā'ī is viewed by some as the Islamic Mujaddid ("Renewer") of the 11th/17th century. The elder Majlisi, Muhammad Taqi Majlisi, described him as follows in his al-Rawdat (22:1),"[He is] al-Shaykh al-A`ẓam ("the Supreme Shaykh"), al-Wālid al-Mu`azzam ("the Venerated Father"), Imam al-`Allāmah ("the Imam of the Most Erudite"), Malik al-Fuḍalā' wa'l-Udabā' wa'l-Muḥaddithīn ("Commander of the Most Eminent Ones, the Cultured Persons and the Masters of Tradition"), Bahā' al-millat wa'l-Ḥaqq wa'l-Dīn ("the Splendor of the Religious Community and of the Real One [God] and of Religion")" (cited introduction to the Miftah al-Falah [1422/2001 ed], 4). Shaykh Baha'i was an accomplished theologian, philosopher, mathematician, Sufi inclined mystic, architect, grammarian and more besides. Bahā' al-Dīn al-`Āmilī was the one-time supremely powerful Shaykh al-Islām under Shāh `Abbās I (r. 996/1588- 1038/1629) at his then Safavid capital Isfahan. Shaykh Baha'i wrote a poem dar rumuz-i ism-i a`zam in which He claimed to disclose yet conceal the something of the secret of the ism-i a`zam (see Lambden trans. below).

See further Brockelmann, GAL II: 414-15; Supp. I:76, 741; Supp. II: 595-97.

  • Kitāb-i arba`īn. Muhammad ibn Husayn mashhur bi-Shaykh Baha'i, Sharḥ-i Khatun'abadi. n.p. n.d. = Reproduction of the lithograph ed., Tehran: XXX., 1275 / 1858 (509pp.).
  • al-Arba`ūn Ḥadīth an . Beirut: Dar al-Muḥajjat al-Bayḍā'. 1413/1992 (280pp.).
  • Arbaʻūn ḥadīthan ..
  • Jāmiʻ-i ʻAbbāsī [-i Kabīr] Reprint. of the above ed., Tehran : Intishārāt-i 'Ābidī, n.d. [XXXX/198?] (463pp. Index p.454ff) [Alden Lib. 6th Floor].
  • Miftāḥ al-falāḥ fī ʻamal al-yawm wa'l-laylah min al- wājibāt wa-al-mustaḥabāt wa-al-ādāb, by Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn ʻAbd al-Ṣamad al-Ḥārithī al-Hamadānī al-ʻĀmilī al- maʻrūf bi-al-Shaykh al-Bahāʾī. Beirūt : Muʾassasat al-Aʻlamī lil-Maṭbūʻāt [Rep. of the 1324/1906 ed.] c. 1977 ? (307pp.).
  •  Miftāḥ al-falāḥ fī ʻamal al-yawm wa'l-laylah li'l-Shaykh Bahāʾal-Din Muhammad ibn al-Husaynal-Ja'iri al-`Amili ma` ta`liqat hamma li'l-`Allama Muhamad Isma'il al-Mazandarani al-Khwaju`i, ed, Sayyid Mahdi al-Rija'i. Qum: Mu`assat al-Nashr al-Islami. 1422/2001. 808pp. ISBN 964-470-427-4.
  • Miftāḥ al-falāḥ as̲ar-i Bahāʾ al-Millat va al-Dīn Muḥammad al-ʿĀmilī (Shaykh Bahāʾī) ; tarjumah-ʾi ʿAlī ibn Ṭayfūr Basṭāmī. Bi-z̤amīmah-ʾi risālah-ʾi Nūr ʿalá nūr dar z̲ikr va z̲ākir va maz̲kūr - nivishtah-ʾi Ḥasan Ḥasanʹzādah Āmulī. [Tehran?] : Ḥikmat, 1366/ 1987 (12, 462 pp.) Barnāmij al-Shaykh al-Bahā'ī li'l-`Ibadāt al-yawmiyya, Miftāḥ al-falāh., Beirut: Markiz Baqiyyat-Allah al-A`ẓam, 1999. (111pp.).*
  • Dīvān-i kāmil-i Shaykh Bahāʾī
  • ديوان شعره بالعربية والفارسية
  • Dīvān-i kāmil-i Shaykh Bahāʾī bā muqaddamah-i Saʻīd Nafīsī. 1982
    Dīvān-i kāmil-i Shaykh Bahāʾī bā muqaddamah-i Saʻīd Nafīsī. c. 1982 + Tehran : Chikamah, 1372/1993 (348 pp).
  • Dīvān-i Shaykh Bahā'ī : shāmil-i ash‘ār va āsār-i Fārsī - muqaddamah va sharh-i hāl bih qalam-i Sa‘īd Nafīsī. Tehran : Chakāmah, 1372/1993 (348pp.).

Dar rumūz-i ism-i a`ẓam ("On the Secrets of the Mightiest Name [of God]")

در رموز اسم اعظم

  • Dar rumūz-i ism-i a`ẓam  ["On the Secrets of the Greatest Name"] in Jawahiri (see above), 93-99.  *

  • Dar rumūz-i ism-i a`ẓam- Stephen Lambden translation. *

 al-Sirr al-mustatir...

  • al-Sirr al-mustatir fī al-ʻulūm al-gharībah wa'l-jafr wa-taʻbīr al-ruʾyā : wa-khawāṣ asmāʾ Allāh wa-maʻrifat baʻḍ al-masāʾil al-majhūlah; ed. Muḥammad Riḍā Saqqā Zād Wāʻiẓ. Beirut : Dār al-Irshād lil-Ṭibāʻah wa'l-Nashr wa'l-Tawzīʻ, 2005.
  •  
  • Kulliyāt-i ash`ār va āthār-i fārsī. ed. Ghulām Ḥusayn Javāhirī. [Tehran]: Intishārāt-i Maḥmūdī, 1372/1993 (336pp.)
  • Kullīyāt-i ashʻār-i Fārsi-i Shaykh-i Baha'i. muqaddimah va sharh-i hal... Ustad Sa`īd Nafisi. Tehran: Chapkhanah-yi Aḥmadī, n.d. [c. 2000 CE?] (348+2pp.)
  • Kullīyāt-i ashʻār va athar-i Fārsi-yi Shaykh-i Baha'i. ... Tehran: Chapkhanah-yi Ramīn, 1384 Sh./ 2005 CE., 236. ISBN 964-405-532-2.*
  • Majmu`a-yi Āthār-i va Ash`ar-i Shaykh-i Bahā'ī : Falnameh, Gorbeh va Mush, Ghazaliyyat, Nan va Halva, Shir va Shikar ed. intro. Sayyid Muhammad Sahafi. Qumm, 1371/1992.
  • Nān u ḥalvā in `Pand i ahl i dānish u hūsh ba-zabān i gurbah u mūsh'. Cairo : Saʿādah, 1346/ 1927. (272 pp.) "The fable of the cat and the mouse. Followed by (1) Mūsh u gurbah, the same fable in verse, by Niẓām al-Dīn ʿUbayd Allāh, called ʿUbayd i Zākāni, p. 216 ; (2) Nān u ḥalvā, a fable in verse by Shaykh Bahāʾī, p. 224; (3) Nān u panīr, a similar composition, by the same, p. 251; (4) Shīr u shakar, a similar work by the same, p. 266. Edited with biographical preface by Faraj Allāh Zakī.
  • Hadha kitab-i mustaṭab-i nan va ḥalva : va shir va shikar va sar gu_zasht-i Janab Shaykh Abu al-Pashm. Qazvin: Ittiḥad, 1952 (25pp.).
  • Nan u Halva in Kullīyāt-i ashʻār-i Fārsi-i Shaykh Baha'i. muqaddimah va sharh-i hal... Ustad Sa`īd Nafisi. Tehran: Chapkhanah-yi Aḥmadī, n.d. [c. 2000 CE?] pp. 150-176.
  • Shīr u Shakar in Kullīyāt-i ashʻār-i Fārsi-i Shaykh Baha'i. muqaddimah va sharh-i hal... Ustad Sa`īd Nafisi. Tehran: Chapkhanah-yi Aḥmadī, n.d. [c. 2000 CE?] pp. 177-188.
  • al-Kashkūl. [Sayyid Mahdi al-Ajurdi] 3 vols. Qum : Matba`at al-Hikmat / Mu’assasa-yi Intishārāt-i Farāhānī, 1377-9/1958-9 (Vol. 1 = 333pp. vol.2 = 387pp. vol.3 = 493+ii pp..)*
  • al-Kashkūl li-Bahāʼ al-Dīn alʻĀmilī ; taḥqīq al-Ṭāhir Aḥmad al-Zāwī. 2 vols. Cairo : Dār Iḥyāʼ al-Kutub al-ʻArabiyya, 1961.
  • Kashkūl-i Shaykh Bahāʾī. Tehran : Adabiyya, 1349 Sh./1970, (648pp.) Facsimile of the Tehran Lithograph of 1296/1879 (above = Bosworth T) Kashkūl li-Muḥammad Bahāʾ al-Dīn al-ʻĀmilī. [Beirut] : Dār al-Kitāb al-Lubnānī - Dār al-Afriqiyya al-`Arabiyya - Dār al-Kutub al-Islāmiyya : Maktabat al-Madrasah, 1403/1983. (791pp.).
  • al-Kashkūl ... 3 vols. (7th ed./printing). Preface by Muhammad al-Karami of Qumm (pp. 1-8). Beirut: Mu’assasat al-A`lamī li'l-Matbū`āt, 1420/1999. (3 vols. = Vol. 1 = 335pp. vol.2 = 354 pp. vol.3 = 475+ii pp.).*
  •  Persian Translations =
  • Kashkūl. Bahā' al-Din Muhammad ʻĀmilī (Shaykh Baha'i). Guzinish, tarjumah, taṣḥīḥ taḥshiyah va ta`liqat az Abu al-Qasim Ayat-Allahi. [Tehran]: Tuka, 1978 (609pp.)
  • Partial Persian translation.. Gulzar -i Najafi [Persian trans.] Hujjat al-Islam Hajji Sayyid Hāshim Najafī Yazdī. Gulzār-i Najafī : bā tarjamah va gulchīnī az Kashkūl-i Shaykh Bahā'ī - ta'līf-i Hāshim Najafī Yazdī . Tehran : Intisharat-i Gulī, 1362/ 1984 ( 15+240pp.).
  • Kashkūl (Shaykh Baha'i) [Persian trans.] Bahā' al-Din Muhammad ʻĀmilī (Shaykh Baha'i). tarjumah-yi Bahman Rāzānī. [Tehran] : Zarrīn, 25th printing 1375/ 1996. (8+668+1pp.). ISBN 964-407-018-6 . * 1976
  • Riyāḍiyyāt Bahā’- al-Dīn al-`Āmilī ("Mathematical Works of Bahā’ al-Dīn al-Āmilī. ..) ed. Galal S. A Shawky (Institute for the History of Arab Sciences), Ma‘ahad al-Turāth al-‘Ilmī al-‘Arabī, Jāmi‘at Halab = Univ. Aleppo., 1976. (207pp.)* An edition of al ʿĀmili's al-Khulāsah fī ʿilm al-ḥisāb (pp.29-153)... and a study of a related passage in his work al-Kashkūl (p.165ff). 1981 Aʻmāl al-riyāḍīyah li-Bahāʾ al-Dīn al-ʻĀmilī ; taḥqīq wa-sharḥ wa-taḥlīl Jalāl Shawqī. Cairo: Dar al-Shurūq, 1401/1981. Again contains an edition of the Khulāṣat al-ḥisāb and related materials. *
  • al-A'māl al-riyāḍīyah li-Bahā' al-Dīn al-'Amilī. ed. Jalāl Shawqī. Cairo: Dar al-Shurūq, 1981 (226pp.).

 

Bausani, Alessandro. 1981

  • `Notes on the Safavid Period: Decadence or Progess?' in Rudolph Peters ed. Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the UEAI (Amsterdam, 1st-7th september,1978), [= Publications of the Netherlands Institute of Archaeology and Arabic Studies in Cairo. No.4 ] , Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1981, pp. 15-30, esp. pp.24-27.
  • `L'opera matematica del siro-persiano Bahŕ' ad-Děn al-'Ŕmilě (1546-1622)' `Āmilī, Bahā' al-Dīn al-. Il Veltro, 1984, Vol. 28, pp. 319-333.

ʻAbbās, Dalāl.

  • Bahāʾ al-Dīn al-ʻĀmilī : Adīban wa-Faqīhan wa-ʻāliman, Beirut (?): Dar al-Ḥawar, 1995 (711pp.). *

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Majlisī, Muhammad Bāqir. (d. 1111/1699-70)

  • Biḥār al-anwār. 2 [110 Vols] Beirut: Mu'assat al-Wafā', 1403/1983.
  • Zad al-Ma`ad ("Knapsack for the Eschaton").
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Maybudī, Rashīd al-Dīn (d. after 520/1126)

  • Kashf al-asrār wa`uddat al-abrār [The Unveiling of he Mysteries and the Preparation of the Pious], 10. vols ed. `Alī Asghar Ḥikmat. Tehran: Intishārāt Dānishgāhī, 1952-1960.*
     

al-Kaf‘amī [al-‘Āmilī], ShaykhTaqī al-Dīn.

  • al-Miṣbaḥ ADD. Qum: Manshūrāt al-Raḍī Zāhidī, 1405 AH /1984-5 CE.
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Rashtī, Sayyid Kāẓim (d.1259/1243).

  • Sharh al-qaṣīda al-lāmiyya. Tabriz: n.d. [1270/1853/4].
  • Sharh al-Khuṭba al-ṭutunjīya. Tabriz: n.d. [1270/1853/4].
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Hajji Hādī ibn Mahdī Sabzavārī (1797-1872 CE) 

  • Sharḥ al-asmāʾ al-ḥusná by Hādī al-Sabzawārī. Qumm : bi-nafaqat Maktabat Baṣīratī, c. 197?, (288,113pp). = Facsimile of ms. dated Rajab 1281 [1864] includes Sabzawārī’s commentary on a prayer attributed to ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib entitled Duʿāʾ al-ṣabāḥ, or, Miftāḥ al-falāḥ wa-miṣbāḥ al-najāḥ... ADD

Kirmānī, Ḥājjī Mīrzā Muhammad Karīm Khān. (d. 1288/ 1871)

  • Risāla fī shar du`ā' al-sahar ("Treatise in Commentary upon the Dawn Prayer"). Kirman: al-sa`āda, n.d.Kirmānī,
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Ḥājjī Zayn al-`Abidīn Khān Kirmānī, [5h Kirmani Shaykhi leader] (1276-1360/1859-1942).

  •  Sharḥ du`a al-ḥujub. Kirmān: al-Sa`āda, n.d.
     

al-Qūmmī, Shaykh `Abbās.

  • Mafātīḥ al-Jannān. 3 Beirut: Dar al-Awā', 1409 AH/ 1989 CE.
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Jawāhirī, Ghulām-Ḥusayn (ed.).

  • Kullīyāt-i-ash`ār va āthār-i-Fārsī-i-Shaykh Bahā' al-Dīn al-`Āmilī.. Tehran: Kitābfurushī Mamūdī, 1341 Sh./1962 CE.
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Sayyid Husayn al-Hamdani al-Darudabadi (1270-1344 AH = 185X-19XX CE)

  • Sharh al-asmā' al-husnā. ed. Muhsin Baydarfarr, Qumm:  1379/ XXXX. 272 pp.

Shaykh `Abbās al-Qummī (d. 1319/1901).

  • Mafātīḥ al-Jinnān. Dar Ihya al-Turath al-`Arabi, 1422/2001 (807pp.)
  • Tehrānī, Āqā Buzurg, Muhammad Muḥsin (d. 1389/1969).
  • al-Dhari`a al‑Dharī`a ilā taṣānif al‑shī`a. Tehran and Najaf, 1353-98. al‑Dharī`a ilā taṣānif al‑shī`a. 26 vols. Beirut: Dār al‑Aḍwā’, 1403/1983.

 

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`Abd al-Aziz, Muhammad.

  • al-Du`ā bi'l-Ism al-A`ẓam. XXXX: Dar al-`Ulum, 2006. 112pp.

Allard, Michel

  • Le problčme des attributs divins dans la doctrine d'Al-As'Ari et de ses premiers grands disciples. Beyrouth Impr. Catholique 1965. Grd. in-8 br. XXII-450 pp; index.Trčs bonne condition ex. non coupé. ¶ Thčse pour le Doctorat čs Lettres présentée ŕ la Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines de l'Université de Paris.

Ashqar, ʻUmar Sulaymān.

  • Asmā' Allāh wa ṣifātah fī muʻtaqad ahl al-sunnah wa-al-jamāʻah.  Jordon: Dār al-Nafā'is lil-Nashr wa-al-Tawzī`, 1418/‬1997.‬

Bosworth, C.E.,

  • Bahā’ al-Dīn al-Āmilī and his Literary Anthologies. (= Journal of Semitic Studies Monograph No. 10 ) University of Manchester, 1989.

al-Ghusn, `Abd Allāh ibn Ṣāliḥ ibn `Abd al-`Azīz

  •  Asmā' Allāh al-ḥusná =  أسماء الله الحسنى . , al-Riyāḍ : Dār al-Waṭan, 1417/ 1996-7. 407pp.  ‬

"Originally presented as the author's thesis ‪(‬master's‪)‬--Jāmi`at al-Imām Muḥammad ibn Sa`ūd al-Islāmīyah, Riyadh.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-399) and index".

Daniel GIMARET:

  • Les Noms divins en Islam, Exégčse lexicographique et théologique. Paris: Les Editions du Cerf, 1988, 448pp.

Review by Arkoun, M. in Arabica, Volume 37, Number 2, 1990 , pp. 244-245(2)

Review by Roger DELADRIČRE, [«D. GIMARET, Les noms divins en Islam. Exégčse lexicographique et théologique», in Revue de l'histoire des religions, 1/1990, [En ligne], mis en ligne le 6 octobre 2004.

URL : http://rhr.revues.org/document1762.html.

Ja`fariyān, Rasūl.
  • 1999 `Du`ā Literature in the Shī`ī Tradition, Pt. 1’ The Message of Thaqalayn 5 (1999/1419‑20), 19‑36. 
  • Pt. II. The Message of Thaqalayn X (ADD/ADD), ADD. 

Lambden, Stephen N.

  • 2001 Some Aspects of Isrā’īliyyāt and the Emergence of the Bābī-Bahā’ī Interpretation of the Bible’. University of Newcastle upon Tyne Ph.d thesis (unpublished), 2002.

Moubarac, Y.:

  • Le noms, titres et attributs de Dieu dans le Coran et leurs correspondants en épigraphie sud-sémitique. Louvain 1955, in  Le Museon 68 (1955),  93-135 + 325-368.
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Muḥsin, `Abd al-Wahhāb.

  • al-Ism al-A`zam... 2001. 78pp.

Nursi, Sa`id...

  • al-Ism al-A`zam.  1998

Qarib-Allah, Ustadh Dr. Hasan al-Shaykh al-Fatih

  •  al-Ism al-A`zam li'l-Mawla. Beirut: Dar al-Jil, 2nd ed. 2002. 112pp.

al-Sikandari, Ibn `Ata'-Allāh.

  • Ism Allah al-A`zam. xxx: Maktabat al-Nāfidha, 2006. 116pp.

Schimmel, Annemarie.

  • Islamic Names. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1989 Mystical Dimensions of Islam University of North Carolina Press. 1975

  al-`Uthaymin, Muhammad Sāliḥ

  • al-Qawā'id al-Muthlā fi Sifat Allah  wa asmā' al-ḥusnā. [Saudi Arabia] n. p. 1404/1984.

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Bahā'-Allāh, Mirza Husayn `Ali Nuri (d. 1892 CE).

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`Abbās Effendi, `Abd al-Bahā' (d. 1921 CE).

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Shoghi Effendi Rabbani (d. 1957 CE).

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`Ishrāq Khāvarī , `Abd al-Ḥamid (d. 1972 CE)

  • (ed.) Mā'idāh-yi āsmānī [= Ma’idih] 9+1 Vols. Tehran: BPT 129 Badī` / 1972-3 CE.
  • Raḥīq-i Makhtūm. [=RM] 2 Vols. Tehran: BPT 130 Badī`/ 1973.
  • Ash`ār-i jināb-i Na'īm va sharh-i ān.. Jannāt-i Na'īm. Vol. 1, 130 Badī`/1973-4.
  • `Explanation of the Symbol of The Greatest Name' Ishraq Khavari, `Abd al-Ḥamid (d. 1972 CE).
  • Jannat al-Na'im

Lambden, Stephen N.

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  • 2001 Some Aspects of Isrā’īliyyāt and the Emergence of the Bābī-Bahā’ī Interpretation of the Bible’. University of Newcastle upon Tyne Ph.d thesis (unpublished), 2002.
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Abu'l-Qasim Faydi (d. 19XX CE)

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