ابوالعَبّاس أحمَد بن محمد بن فَهد الحلي
Ibn Fahd al-Hillī (fl. 9th cent. AH /15th cent CE) on the Mightiest Name of God.
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Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Muhammad ibn Fahd al-Hillī (B. 757/1356 -d. Karbala, 841/1437/ fl. 9th cent. AH /15th cent CE) on the al-ism al-a`zam, the Mightiest Name of God. He is thought to have had Sufi inclinations.
Shaykh Aḥmad ibn [Muhammad ibn] Fahd [al-Hillī (fl. 9th cent AH = 15th-16th cent. CE) was a possible teacher of Sayyid Muhammad al-Nurbaksh (d. 869/1464), founder of the Nurbakhshiyya, a Shi`i offshoot of the Kubrwaiyya Sufi order said in his `Uddat [al-Da`ī] ( “The Preparedness of the Supplicator”). He wrote a work of fiqh or jurisprudence entitled al-Muhadhdhab al-bari' fi sharh al-mukhtasar al-nafi' and had expertise in Imami Shi`i hadith. He is also known to have debated with Sunni notables in Baghdad and elsewheree and credited with knowledge of the esoteric or occult sciences.
See al-muhadhdhab al-bari' fi sharh al-mukhtasar al-nafi' , ed. Mujtaba 'Araqi, Qom, 1407/1986.
عُدّةُ الدّاعی و نَجاحُ السّاعی
ʿUddat al-dāʿī wa najāḥ al-sāʿī
Select Printings of the عُدّةُ الدّاعی و نَجاحُ السّاعی Ibn Fahd al-Hillī :
- `Uddat al-Da’ī wa Najjāj al-Sa`ī. Lithographic printing, 1274/1857.
- `Uddat al-Da’ī wa Najjāj al-Sa`ī.
- `Uddat al-Da’ī wa Najjāj al-Sa`ī. ed. Ahmad Muwahhidi Qumi , Qum : Wijdani Library,
- `Uddat al-Da’ī wa Najjāj al-Sa`ī. ed. Qum : Mu'assisa Ma'arif Islami, 1420 /1999.
- `Uddat al-Da’ī wa Najjāj al-Sa`ī. Beirut (?): al-Ma`ārif al-Islamiyya, XXXX/200? (500pp.)
- ʿUddat al-dāʿī wa najāḥ al-sāʿī. Beirut: Dar al-Adwa',
The abbreviated version by Ibn Fahd is entitledL
- Nubdhat al-baghi fi ma la budda minh min adab al-da'i
There also exists a Persian trans. of the `Uddat al-Da’ī = Tarjamah-i Farsi-yi 'Uddat al-Da'i by Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Fahd al-Hilli Asadi. Tehran: Kitābkhānah -y i Shams, 1960.
The vokume entitled Istikhraj al-hawadith is attributed to him and is said to contain divinations derived from Imam `Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40/661).
al-Fahf al-Hilli on the al-ism al-a`zam (the Mightist Name of God).
`So these are the sixty sayings. Other than the foregoing [sayings] which are mentioned in this our book are [other] Du`ā’s (al-ad`iyya = “supplications”) in which the `Mightiest Name’ was transmitted; including the Du`ā’ al-Jawshān (`The Supplication of the Jawshan’), the Du`ā’ al-Mathlūl (`The Supplication of the Lame Man’), the Du`ā’ al-Mujīr (`The Supplication of the al-Mujīr), the Du`ā’ al-Ṣaḥīfa (The Supplication of the Scriptural Scroll’) and yet others besides.