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The Bab and his citation of Islamic Literatures, Shi`i-Shaykhi and Others.

Opening line of a ms. of the Kitab al-Fihrist (Book of the Index) of the Bab dating to 1261/1845.

"In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

Alif-Lam-[Mim]-Ra

A-L-[M]-R.

This is indeed a Book from God setting forth  a Decree of a Wondrous Servant ..."

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The Bab and his citation of Islamic Literatures, Shi`i-Shaykhi and Others.

Stephen Lambden, UC Merced

In Progress and under revision and correction

Last updated 22-08-2022.

The Bab occasionally cited Islamic literatures in Arabic and/or Persian. He sometimes explicitly mentioned their titles and sometimes also their author's names. Some texts are cited without explicit reference, some are paraphrased. Most important in this respect, is the Arabic Qur'an which he cited, paraphrased and re-revealed or "rewrote" on numerous occasions. This within many of his writings, sometimes bearing the title Tafsir (Commentary) or Sharh (also "Commentary") in Persian or Arabic. Aside from the Qur'an he often cited traditions or hadith deriving from the Prophet Muhammmad, one or more of the twelver Imams - from `Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40/661) up till the twelfth Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi (d.c. 260 or later/ around 874 or a few years later). He cited both poetry and prose texts and writings. 

The following list includes authors explicitly cited along with others very likely directly or indiorectly cited, paraphrased or variously drawn upon and interpreted. The post-19th century editions are obviously not explicitly cited as listed by the Bab.

The first Shī`īte Imam and fourth Sunnī Caliph.

  • K. Jafr = Kitāb al-jafr al-jāmi` wa al-nūr al-lawmi`.  Beirut:  Dār al-Maktaba al-Tarbiyya. 1987
  • Dīwān
  • al-Ism al-a`ẓam (“Mightiest Name of God”). Poem regarding the graphic form of the al-ism al-a`ẓam (“Mightiest Name of God”) in Dīwān ….. cited al-Būnī (d.          ), Shams al-ma`arif… XXX-XXX and numerous other sources. Sayyid Kazim Rashti wrote a commentary on this poem (see below). .

Nahj al-Balāgha (The Path of Eloquence)

This seminal text was well-known to and not infrequently cited by the Bab. Iy was compiled by al-Sharif al-Raḍī, Muhammad ibn al-Ḥusayn, 

  • Nahj al-Balāgha, 4 vols in 1 Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī li’l-Maṭbū`āt, 1424/2003
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  • Khuṭbat al-bayān (Sermon of the Elucidation) attributed to in Imam `Alī in Rajab al-Bursī, Mashāriq anwār… (see below) and al-Yazdī al-Hā'irī, Ilẓam al-Nāṣib, Vol. 2:178ff.  

Ibn Shahrāshūb al-Māzandarānī, Muhammad ibn ʻAlī (d. 588/1192).

  • Manāqib Āl Abī Ṭālib, 5 vols. ed.  Yūsuf Biqāʻī. Beirut: Dār al-Murtaḍá, Dār al-Aḍwāʼ, 1427/1385 Sh. / 1991 + 2007.

`Alī  Zayn al-`Ābidīn = Abū Muhammad `Alī ibn al-Ḥusayn  ( c. 36-95 AH = 658-713 CE). Fourth Shī`īte Imam

  • Sāḥīfa Sajjadiyya
  • Psalms = The Psalms of Islam. Trans. W. Chittick. [UK]: Muhammadi Trust., 1987. 

Ja`far al-Ṣādiq (d. Medina c. 148/765), the sixth Shi`ite Imam.

Jaʻfar al-Ṣādiq [6th Imam]; ʻAbd al-Razzāq Gīlānī (trans.)

  • Miṣbāḥ al-sharīʻah wa-miftāḥ ʼal-ḥaqīqa - Matn va sharḥ bā tarjama (text, trans. and comm) - (al-mansūb ʼilá ʼal-ʼImām ʼal-Ṣādiq)… [recension of] Shahīd al-Thānī. trans. `Abd al-Razzāq al-Gilānī (1676) ed. Bahman Khulū’ī. 
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  • Ziyārat al-Arba`īn (Visiting Supplication for the Forty [Day] Commemoration) of the martyrdom of Imam Ḥusayn in the Tahdhīb al-aḥkam of al-Ṭūsī (see Tahdhīb al-aḥkām, Bk. VI. 52.17 p.1079).

al-Ju`fī, `Abu `Abd-Allāh al-Mufaḍḍal b. `Umar ( d. before    /765).

  • K-Tawhid  = [ Imam Ja’far al-S*adiq ]  K. al-Tawhīd [wa’l-ihlīlaja].  Cf. Biḥār 2 III:152-198.

`Alī al-Hadi = al-Nāqī (“The Pure One”) = Abū’l-Ḥasan `Alī ibn Muhammad (b. Medina  c. 212/827- d. Samarrā’ 254/868), the Tenth Shī`īte Imam.

Ziyāra al-jāmi`a al-kabīra (The Comprehensive Visitation Supplication).

  • Ziyāra al-jāmi`a al-kabīra [= Ziyāra jāmi`a li’l-jamī` al-a’imma] cited by Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Qummī = Ibn Babuya / Babawayh, al-Shaykh al-Ṣadūq ( d. 381 /919) in his Man lā yahḍuru-hu al-faqīḥ  ("For whomsoever is without access to a lawyer”), one vol. ed. 1426/2005, pp. 419-422. Related by Muhammad ibn Ismā’il al-Barmakī from the 10th Imam through the nine earlier twelver imams back to `Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib. 
  • Ziyāra al-jāmi`a al-kabīra cited in al- al-Tūsī, Tahdhīb al-aḥkām (The Rectification of Judgments), one vol. ed. Bk. VI. Sect. 46,  No.1 pp.1070-1073. In thesixth Kitāb al-Mazār (Book of Visitation) in  al-Tūsī’s  Tahdbīb al-aḥkam ( see Bk. VI. Sect. 46  No.1 pp.1070-1073.
  • Ziyāra al-jāmi`a al-kabīra cited in the `Uyūn al-akhbar al-Riḍā’  as  related from  Musa Ibn `Abd-Allah  al-Nakha`ī ADD
  • Translation of Imam `Alī al-Hadi's Ziyāra al-jāmi`a al-kabīra See below on editions of the Sharh al-ziyāra of Shaykh Ahmad al-Aḥsā’ī (d. 1241/1826), Sharh al-ziyāra ... Ramaḍan 1256 / Oct-Nov. 1840.... (= first edition?).
  • Note also the recently printed 200pp. commentary of the Shi`i writer Sayyid `Abd-Allah Shubbar (d. ADD/ADD), Dar al-Murtadha: Lebanon, XXXX/XXXX.
  • URL : Translation of  Imam `Alī al-Hadi's  Ziyāra al-jāmi`a al-kabīra   with a guide to Shaykh Aḥmad's commentary by Stephen Lambden ( in progress). Add URL
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`Alī al-Riḍā’ =  Abū’l-Ḥasan `Alī ibn Mūsā  (d. Medina c. 148-203= 765-818), the eighth Shi`ite Imam.

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Tafsir writings.

Muqātil b. Sulayman al- Khurasani (d. Basra, 150/767).

  • Tafsir = Tafsīr Muqātil b. Suklayman. Ed. `Abd-Allāh Maḥmūd Shahḥata . 4+1 vols. Cairo: 1979-1988.

Tafsir among the Shi`ite  Imams from `Ali ibn Abi Talib (d.49/661) to the sixth Imam Ja`far al‑Ṣādiq (d.148/765) and the eleventh Imam Hasan al-Askari (d. 260/873). The early  (9th‑10th cent. CE) Shī`ī Tafsīr  works had  some influence upon  the Bāb (see T. Kawthar, 40a; P.Dalā’il, 48‑9 drawing on `Ayyāshī  / Qummī Tafsīr,  on Q. 2:1; cf. T.Hamd  69:145.).  So too the Tafsīr al‑`Askarī  (Bar‑Asher, 1999:34), a little studied Tafsīr work attributed to the 11th Imam, Ḥasan  al‑`Askarī (d. c.260 /873‑4).1 About half  way through his R. Dhahabiyya  the Bāb utilizes al‑`Askarī’s comments upon a verse of the Sūrat al‑Baqara (Q. 2)  in connection with the ummī  an ("unletteredness") of Muhammad and his own relinquishing the fitrah  (innate, God‑given identity, R. Dhah. 86:84).

In certain of his writings then the Bab specifically cites Islamic Tafsir works. His Tafsir Surat al-Baqara makes explicit mention of the Tafsir attributed to the 11th Imam Ḥasan al-`Askarī (d. 260/873-4) and do several other writings:

Some printed and mss.edition of the Hasan al-`Askari Tafsir:

al-`Askarī, al-Ḥasan ibn `Ali (d. c. 260/874).

Ḥasan al-`Askarī  (b. Medina 230/844- d. Samarra’ 260/874), Eleventh Shi`ite Imam.
The 11th Imam of the twelver Shi`ites and the alleged father of Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi.  See Brockelmann, GAL 1:333; Goldziher, Richt., 278; Gacek, ALB 1996:201.

تفسيرالإمام العسكري

  • Tafsīr al-`Askari. Mss. Brit. Mus. Or. 5582. Check.
  • Tafsīr al-`Askari. Tehran Lithograph 1268/1851-2. ?
  • Tafsīr al-`Askari, in the Margins of Tafsīr al-Qur'ān of `Ali Ibn Ibrahim al-Qumi. Lithograph [Tabriz?] by Hasan ibn Muhammad Amin al-Karamrudi. al-Tabrizi. Karkhanah-i Aḥmad Aqa and `Ali Aqa Ramadan 1315/1898. (pp.332+21). See Gacek ALB 1996: Nos.361 and 362.
  • Tafsīr al-`Askari. Lucknow: ?.
  • Tafsīr al-`Askari [attributed to the 11th Imam Ḥasan] al-`Askarī. Qumm: ADD., 1409/ 1988-9.10410 =
  • • URL = http://www.ahl-ul-bait.org/newlib/Quran/Al_Emam_Al_Askari/index1.htm

al-Ayyāshī = Abū'l-Nadr Muhammad ibn Mas`ūd ibn al-Ayyāsh al-Sulami al-Samarkandi (fl. early 4th/ 10th cent.) (d. c. 320/932)
Early Shi`i Tafsīr. See Brockelmann GAL ADD+ GAL-S ADD. EI2 1:794-5 art. B. Lewis;

al-'Ayyāshī, Muhammad ibn Mas`ūd (d.320/923).

  •  Tafsīr al-Qur'ān. ed. Hashim al-Rasul al-Maḥallātī. 2 vols. Qumm: Chapkhanah-yi `Ilmiyya. 1380-1/ Tehran
  • 1380/1961. *
  •  Tafsīr al-Qur'ān. ed. Hashim al-Rasul al-Maḥallātī. 2 vols. Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`la. 1380-1/ 1411/1991.*
  •  Tafsīr al-Ayyāshī, 2 vols. Beirut: ADD., XXXX/200X
  • Kitāb al-Tafsīr ed. Hāshim Rasūlī Maḥallātī. Qumm: Chāpkhānah-i ʻIlmīyah, 1380-1/1961-2.
  • Al-Tafsīr. 3 vols. ed. Qism al-Dirāsāt al-Islāmīyah. Qum: Muʼassasat al-Baʻthah, 1421/2001.

al-Qummī, `Alī  ibn Ibrahīm (d. c. 919 CE/ 10th cent.).

  • Tafsīr al-Qummī. 2 vols. ed. Sayyid Ṭayyib al-Mūsawī al-Jazā’irī. Najaf: Maṭbaʻat al-Najaf, 1387/1967.
  • Tafsīr al‑Qur’ān.  

Sayyid Haydar al-Amuli  (d. 787/1385 CE)

Sayyid Ḥaydar al-Āmulī (b. Āmul, Mazandaran, 719/ 1319–d. Najaf, –787/1385)

Āmulī, Sayyid Ḥaydar ibn ʻAlī Āmulī ibn Ḥaydar  al-Ubaydī al-Ḥusaynī  (d. after 787/1385).

  • Tafsīr al-muḥīṭ al-a`ẓam wa'l-baḥr al-khidamm fi ta`wīl kitāb Allāh al-`azīz al-muḥkam.  2 vols. 2nd ed. Tehran: Mu`assasat al-Tiba`ah wa'l-Nashr Wizarat al-Thaqafah wa'l-Irshad al-Islami, 1995
  • Tafsīr = Tafsīr al-Muḥīṭ al-aʻẓam wa’l-baḥr al-khiḍamm fī taʼwīl Kitāb Allāh al-ʻazīz al-muḥkam. 2 vols. ed. Sayyid Muḥsin al-Mūsawī al-Tibrīzī Tehran: Muʼassasat al-Ṭibāʻah wa-al-Nashr, Wizārat al-Thaqāfah wa’l-Irshād al-Islāmī, 1995. + 3rd ed. 7 vols. ed. Muḥsin al-Mūsawī al-Tabrīzī. Qumm: al-Maʻhad al-Thaqāfī Nūr ʻalá Nūr, 1422-1428/ c. 2001-2007   
  • al-Muqaddamāt min kitāb Naṣṣ al-nuṣūṣ fī sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam li-Muḥyī al-Dīn ibn al-ʻArabī.
  • Tafsir al-Muhit al-a`zam wa al-bahr al-Khiḍrim fi Ta`wil Kitab Allāh al-`Aziz al-Muhkam. 7 vols.  Qum: Nur `ala Nur, 2007.  
  • al-Muqaddamāt min kitāb Naṣṣ al-nuṣūṣ fī sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam li-Muḥyī al-Dīn ibn al-ʻArabī. Henry Corbin; ʻUthmān Yaḥyá. Tehran: Qismat-i Īrānshināsī-i Instītū Īrān va Farānsah, 1353/ 1975.
  • Les texte des textes. (Bibliotheque Iranienne, v. 22) Tehran: Departement d'Iranologie de l'Institut Franco-Iranien de Recherche, 1975.
  • Naṣṣ al-nuṣūṣ fī sharḥ al-Fuṣūṣ li-Muḥyī al-Dīn Ibn ʻArabī. 3 vols. Ed. Muḥsin Baydārfur. Qumm: Manshūrāt Baydār, 1394/ 2015.
  • Asrār al-sharī`ah wa aṭwār al-ṭarīqah wa anwār al-ḥaqīqa. ed. Muḥammad Khvājavī, Tehran: : Mūʼassasah-ʼi Muṭāliʻāt va Taḥqīqāt-i Farhangī, 1983. + ed. Riḍā Muḥammad Ḥadraj. Beirut: Dār al-Hādī, 2003. +  
  • Jāmi` al-asrār wa manba al-anwār (ed. O Yaḥyā and Henri Corbin) Tehran: Anjuman-i Īrānshināsī-i Farānsah va Shirkat-i Intishārāt-i ʻIlmī va Farhangī, vābastah bih Vizārat-i Farhang va Āmūzish-i ʻĀlī, 1368/1989.
  • Jāmi` al asrār wa manba` al anwār,   in Corbin H. & Yahia O.La Philosophie Shi'ite.  1. Somme des doctrines ésotériques (Jâmi' al asrâr).  (Bibliotheque Iranienne Vol. 16), [Rep.] Tehran: Shirkat i Intishārāt i `Ilmī va Farhangi. 1368/1989.
  • Jami` = Jāmi` al-asrār wa manba` al-anwār,   in Corbin H. & Yahia O.La Philosophie Shi'ite.  1. Somme des doctrines ésotériques (Jâmi' al-asrâr).  (Bibliotheque Iranienne Vol. 16), [Rep.]  Tehran: Shirkat-i Intishárát-i `Ilmí va Farhangi. 1368/1989.

See ĀMOLĪ, SAYYED BAHĀʾ-AL-DĪN – Encyclopaedia Iranica (iranicaonline.org).

This learned twelver Shī`ī scholar and mystic was much influenced by Ibn al`Arabī upon whose seminal Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam (The Bezels of Wisdom) he wrote a commentary entitled Naṣṣ al-nuṣūṣ (The Text of Texts). His imamology and theory of Wilaya as associated with Jesus and the Mahdi may have influenced what the Bab says about such matters in commenting on the letter "w" (al-waw) in his Tafsir on the wa'l-Asr, loosely, the Surah of the Afternoon [Time-Age-Era]. (Q. 103; see the Bab page on this website).

It would also seem likely that the Bab had some familiarity with the Tafsir of  Sayyid Haydar al-Amuli  (719–787 AH = 1319–1385 CE) known as the  Tafsir al-Muhit al-A`zam wa'l-bahr al-khidamm (The All-Encompassing, Most Supreme Commentary which is as the Vast Ocean"). The (partially lost) Tafsir (Qur'an Commentary), was recently printed as Tafsīr al-muḥīṭ al-a`ẓam wa'l-baḥr al-khidamm fi ta`wīl kitāb Allāh al-`azīz al-muḥkam.  The Bab quite frequently cites the mystical `Hadith of Incarnation and Crucifixion'  which is also cited in this Tafsir, a tradition which does not seem to be at all common place elsewhere. It reads: 

"The hadith of the Prophet [Muhammad], for he said, exalted be his mention, in refutation of the Christians, `And from this [theologically aberrant concept] the Christians took the form [symbol] of the cross (shakl al‑ṣalīb)  and the descent (ḥall) of the Divinity (al‑lāhūt)  into the human sphere (al‑nāsūt). But exalted be God, Lofty and Mighty, above that which these transgressors assert". [1]

= This text is quite frequently quoted by the Bāb. See for example,

  • `Reply to questions of Mīrzā Muammad Sa`id Zawara' (INBMC 69:425)
  •  Tafsīr sūrat al-baqara f. 195 (Q.2:62);
  • Tafsīr Bismillāh (TBA Ms. 6014C) f.339(b);
  • Tafsir sūrat al-kawthar (Browne Coll. Ms. Or. F 10[7]), f.19b;
  • Tafsīr al-hā' (I) (INBMC 14), f. 268;
  • Tafsīr sūrat al-`ar (INBA Vol.69), f. 29; Commentary on the hadāth `alamani akhā rasul Allāhi (INBMC 14), f. 414;
  • `Reply to a question on the Lawh al-Hafiz' [al-Mahfuz] ( TBA Ms. 6006C) f.79-80; Untitled piece (INBMC 14: 163-80).

See further: Some aspects of Christian Doctrines in the writings of the Bāb (1819-1850 CE) | Hurqalya Publications: Center for Shaykhī and Bābī-Bahā’ī Studies (ucmerced.edu) available at :  https://hurqalya.ucmerced.edu/node/3571/

Select Shi`i Tafsir writers.

Muqātil b. Sulayman al- Khurasani (d. Basra, 150/767).

  • Tafsīr Muqātil b. Suklayman. Ed. `Abd-Allāh Maḥmūd Shahḥata . 4+1 vols. Cairo: 1979-1988.

Ḥasan al-`Askarī (11th Shiite Imam, d. 260/873-4)

  • Tafsīr al-`Askari [attributed to the 11th Imam Ḥasan] al-`Askarī.

al-Qummi, `Alī b. Ibrahīm al-Qummī (d.10th cent.).

  •  Tafsīr al-Qur’ān.

al-Ṭabarī, Muhammad b. Jarīr (d. 310/922),

  • Tafsīr al-Ṭabarī, aw, Jāmi' al-bayān 'an ta'wīl āy al-Qur'ān. ed.  Maḥmūd Shākir Ḥarustānī ; ʻAlī ʻĀshūr Ḥarustānī. Beirut: Dār Iḥyā al-Turāth al-`Arabī. 1421/2001.
  • Muhammad ibn Jarīr al-Ṭabarī (d.310/923) entitled Jāmiʿ al-bayān ʿan taʾwīl āy al-Qurʾān (vol.  [30] page 204f in the Beirut 1421/2001 edition.

al-Ṭabarī, Muhammad b. Jarīr (d. 310/922)

  • Taʾrīkh, ed. M. J. de Goeje et al. Leiden, 1879–1901,
  • ed. M. A. F. Ibrāhīm (Cairo, 1960)
  • Tarikh = Ta'rīkh al-rusul wa’l-mulūk, 15 vols. Dār al-Fikr 1988/1408.
  • Eng. tr., = The History of al- Ṭabarī, by various translators, general ed., E. Yarshater, 37+1 vols. projected. Albany, N.Y: SUNY, 1985-98.
  • Tarikh (Per. 1987)           1366/1987.  Tārīkh-i nāmih-yi Ṭabarī.  3 Vols.  Ed. Muḥammad Rawshan. Tehran:  Nashr-i Naw.
  • Tarikh (Per. 1995) 1374/1995 Tārīkhnāmih-i Ṭabarī.  2 Vols.  Ed. Muḥammad Rawshan.  Tehran: Surūsh.
  • History tr. Rosenthal.    The History of al-Tabarī, vol. 1 (General Introduction and From the Creation to the Flood), Albany. SUNY. 1989.
  • History  tr. Brinner, W.  vol. 2  (Prophets and Patriarchs), Albany, SUNY, 1987.
  • History tr.  Brinner, W.  vol. 3 (The Children of Israel), Albany, SUNY, 1991
  • History tr.  Perlman. M.  vol. 4  (The Ancient Kingdoms), Albany, SUNY. 1987.
  • Review of: The History of al-Ṭabarī, Vol. I: General Introduction and from the Creation to the Flood + Review of: The History of al-Ṭabarī, Vol. II: Prophets and Patriarchs by Reuven Firestone; Franz Rosenthal; William M Brinner in Journal of the American Oriental Society, Jul. - Sep., 1993, vol. 113, no. 3, p. 461-462.

al-Ṭabarsī (= al-Tabrīzī), Abū `Alī al-Faḍl ibn al-Ḥasan al-Ṭabrisī (d. 548 /1154). 

Abū 'Alī al-Faḍl ibn al-Ḥasan al-Tabrisī [Shaykh Tabarsi] (d. 548/1153).

  • Majma` al-Bayān fī tafsīr al-Qur’ān. 10 vols. in 5. Beirut: Dār al-Murtaḍā’ [`Ulūm], 1427/2006,  
  •     مَجمَعُ البَیان فی تَفسير القُرآن
  • Majma` al-Bayān fī tafsīr al-Qur’ān.  ed. Hāshim al-Rasūlī and Faḍl Allāh al- al-Ṭabaṭabā’ī al-Yazdī. 10 vols. Mashhad: al-Ma`ārif al-Islāmiyya, XXXX/1976.
  • 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.  ed. Hāshim al-Rasūlī and Faḍl Allāh al- al-Ṭabaṭabā’ī al-Yazdī. 10 vols. Mashhad: al-Ma`ārif al-Islāmiyya,  Beirut: Dār al-Murtaḍā’ [Dār al-`Ulūm] 1427/2006.
  • 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.  ed. Hāshim al-Rasūlī and Faḍl Allāh al- al-Ṭabaṭabā’ī al-Yazdī. 10 vols. Mashhad: al-Ma`ārif al-Islāmiyya, XXXX/1976.
  • 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.  ed. Hāshim al-Rasūlī and Faḍl Allāh al- al-Ṭabaṭabā’ī al-Yazdī. 10 vols. Mashhad: al-Ma`ārif al-Islāmiyya,  Beirut: Dār al-Murtaḍā’ [Dār al-`Ulūm] 1427/2006/

Ihtijaj = al-Iḥtijāj.  2 vols. In 1.  Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī. 1403/1983.

  • Majma' al-bayān fī tafīr al-Qur'ān. 6 vols. Mat`ba`at Saydā' [Sidon, Lebanon]: Maṭba`at al-`Irfān, 1333-56/1914-37 
  •  Majma` al-Bayān fī tafsīr al-Qur’ān. 5 vols. Qumm: Maktabah `Ayat-Allāh Uzmā al-Mar`ashī al-Najafī. 1403/ 1982

 `Abd al-Razzāq al-Kashānī (d. 1330?) attributed also to Ibn al-`Arabi

  • Tafsir al-Qur'ān al-Karīm. 2 Vols I. Edited by Mustafa Ghalib. Beirut: Dar al-Andalus, 1399/1978

Kāshānī, Mullā Muḥsin Fayḍ (d. 1091/1680).

  •  Tafsīr al-ṣāfī. 5 Vols., ed. Shaykh Ḥusayn al-A`lam. Mashhad:
    Sa`āda n.d.
  • Ilm al-yaqīn fī uṣūl al-dīn. 2 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Balāgha, 1410/1990. 
  • Nawādir al-akhbār fīmā yata`allaq bi uṣūl al-dīn. Tehran. 1375 
    Sh./.1997.
  • T-Safi = Tafsīr al-ṣāfī. 5 Vols., ed. Shaykh Ḥusayn al-A`lam. Mashhad: Sa`āda n.d.
  • Kitāb al-Ṣāfī fī Tafsīr al-Qur’ān. 7 vols. ed.  Sayyid Muḥsin al-Ḥusaynī al-Amīnī.   Tehran: Dār al-Kutub al-Islāmiyya, 1419/1998.  

 al-Ḥuwayzī, `Abd `Alī (d.1112/1700)

  • Thaqalayn = Kitāb Tafsīr nūr al-thaqalayn, Qumm: ADD., 1409/ 1988-9.

al-Baḥrānī ,  Sayyid Hāshim  (d. 1110/1697)

al-Baḥrānī, Sayyid Hāshim [al-Ḥusaynī] ibn Sulaymān (d. c. 1107/1697 or 1109 /1698). 

البحراني، السيد هاشم

  • البرهان في تفسير القرآن =  Kitāb al-Burhān fī tafsīr al-qur’ān. 
  • Al-Burhan = Kitāb al-burhān fī tafsīr al-Qur’ān (The Book of the Evidence in the Commentary on the Qur’ān). 4 vols. Tehran: Chapkhanah-i Āftāb, 1955
  • al-Burhān fī tafsīr al-Qurʾān. 5 vols. Qumm: Muʼassasat Ismāʻīliyān l’l-Tabā`at wa’l-Nashr wa’l-Tawzī`, 1375-1393 /1955-1973. 
  • al-Burhān fī tafsīr al-Qurʾān. 5 vols. Qumm: al-Maṭbaʻat al-ʻIlmīyah, 1393/1973.
  • al-Burhan fi Tafsir al-Qur'an, 5 vols. Qumm: Mu`asesah-yi Matbu`at-i Isma'iliyyan, n.d. 3rd ed. repr. Beirut: al-Wafā’, 1403/1983.
  • al-Burhān fī tafsīr al-Qurʾān. ed. Qism al-Dirāsāt al-Islāmiyya, Qumm: Muʼassasat al-Baʻthah.  Qumm: Bunyād-i Biʿthat, 1416/1996.
  • al-Burhān fī tafsīr al-Qurʼān. Beirut: Mussasat al-Aʻlamī li’l-Maṭbūʻāt, 1999.
  • Kitāb al-Burhān fī tafsīr al-Qur'ān, ed. Introduction by Muhammad Mahdi al-Āṣifī, 10 vols.. Beirut: Mu'asasat al-Bi'thah, 1419-1421/1999-2000. *
  • al-Burhān fī tafsīr al-Qurʼān, 9 vols.  ed. Qism al-Dirāsāt al-Islāmīyah fī Dār Iḥyāʼ al-Turāth al-ʻArabī. Dār Iḥyāʼ al-Turāth al-ʿArabī, 2008. 

al-Lāhijī, Bahā’ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Shaykh `Alī al-Sharīf (d.  11th/17th cent.).

  • Tafsīr-i sharīf-i Lāhijī.  Ed. Mīr Jalāl al-Din Ḥusaynī Armavī.  Vols. 3-4 ed. Muḥammad Ibrāhīm Āyatī.  4 Vols.  Tehran: Mu’assasih-i Maṭbū`āt al-`Ilmī, 1340/1961.

HADITH / AKHBAR - TRADITIONS

Hadith Compilations and related Writings.

al-Ju`fī, `Abu `Abd-Allāh al-Mufaḍḍal b. `Umar ( d. before 148/765).

  •  K-Tawhid = [ Imam Ja’far al-S*adiq ] K. al-Tawhīd [wa’l-ihlīlaja]. Cf. Biḥār 2
    III:152-198.

Kulaynī [Kulīnī], Abū Ja`far Muhammad (d. 329/941).

  • Kafi al-Uṣul min al-Kāfī (vols. 1-2). ed. A.A. Ghafārī. Beirut: Dār al-Aḍwā, 1405/1985. 
  • Furū` min al-Kāfī (vols. 3-7).ed. A.A. Ghafārī. Beirut: Dār al-Aḍwā, al-      1405/1961.
  • Kulaynī [= Kulīnī], Abū Ja`far Muhammad ibn Ya`qūb (d. 328-941).
  • Kafi =  al-Uṣul min al-Kāfī  (vols. 1-2). ed. A. A. Ghafārī. Beirut: Dār al-Aḍwā, 1405/1985.
  • Uṣul min al-Kāfī wa yalayihi ?? al-Rawḍat.  One vol. ed. Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī li’l-Maṭbū`at. 1426/2005.
  • al-Furū` min al-Kāfī (vols. 3-7). ed. A.A. Ghafārī. Beirut: Dār al-Aḍwā, 1405/1961.
  • Furu` al-kafi, 6 vols. Tehran: Dar al-Kutub al-Islamiyya, 1391/1971.

Ibn Bābūya [Bābawayh], Abū Ja`far Muhammad. b. `Alī, [al-Ṣādūq], al-Qummī (d.381 / 991).   

  • Ghayb = Risāla fī’l-ghayba, IV [Qumm CDRom]).
  • `Ilal = K. al-`Ilāl al-sharā`i.  Beirut: Mu`asasat al-A`lamī, 1408/1988.
  • Kamal = Kamāl [Ikmāl] al-dīn wa tammam [itmam] al-ni`ma fī ithbāt al-gḥayra wa kashf  al-ḥayra. Beirut: Mu`asasat al-A`lamī,  1412/1991.
  • Khisal = (K.) al-Khiṣāl.   Beirut: Mu`asasat al-A`lamī, 1410/1990.
  • Man la  = Man lā yahḍuru-hu al-faqīḥ ("For whomsoever is without access to a lawyer") 4 vols. Qumm: Imam al-Mahdi, 1404/1983
  • Man lā yahḍuru-hu al-faqīḥ.  One vol. ed. Beirut: Mu`ass`a al-A`lamī li’l-Maṭbū`at, 1426/2005.
  • Tahdhib = Tahdhīb al-aḥkām  (The Rectification of Judgments).
  • Tawhid = K. al-tawhid.  Beirut: Dār al-Ma`rifa. n.d.
  • Thawab = Thawāb al-a`māl.  Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī. 1403/1983.
  • `Uyun = 'Uyūn  akhbār al-Riḍā, [lith.,1899/1317] rep. Qumm, 1377; Najaf, 1390/1970.

Ibn Bābūya [Bābawayh], Abū Ja`far Muhammad. b. `Alī, al-Ṣādūq (d.381/991)

  • Kamāl [Ikmāl] al-dīn wa tammam [itmam] al-ni`ma fī ithbāt al-gḥayra wa kashf al-ḥayra. Beirut: Mu`asasat al-A`lamī, 1412/1991.
  • K. al-tawhid. Beirut: Dār al-Ma`rifa. n.d.
  • K. al-`Ilāl al-sharā`i. Beirut: Mu`asasat al-A`lamī, 1408/1988.
  • (K.) al-Khiṣāl. Beirut: Mu`asasat al-A`lamī, 1410/1990.
  • Thawāb al-a`māl. Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī. 1403/1983.
  • 'Uyūn akhbār al-Riḍā, [lith.,1899/1317] rep. Qumm, 1377; Najaf, 1390/1970.
  • Risāla fī’l-ghayba, IV [Qumm CDRom]).

al-Ṭūsī,  Abī Ja`far  Muhammad ibn al-Ḥasan = al-Shaykh al-Tā’ifa (d. 460/1067)

  • Tafsir = al-Tibyan fi al-tafsir al-Qur’an.
  • Tahdhīb al-aḥkām (The Rectification of Judgments). One vol. ed. Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī l’l-Maṭbū`at, 1426/2005.
  • Al-Istibṣār  fī-mā  ikhtilaf  min al-akhbār (“The Clarification regarding that over which there are diffwerences respecting the Traditions” ). One vol. ed. Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī l’l-Maṭbū`at, 1426/2005.

al-Ṭūsī,  Abī Ja`far  Muhammad ibn al-Ḥasan = al-Shaykh al-Tā’ifa (d. 460/1067)

  • Tafsir = al-Tibyan fi al-tafsir al-Qur’an.
  • Tahdhīb al-aḥkām (The Rectification of Judgments). One vol. ed. Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī l’l-Maṭbū`at, 1426/2005.
  • Al-Istibṣār  fī-mā  ikhtilaf  min al-akhbār (“The Clarification regarding that over which there are diffwerences respecting the Traditions” ). One vol. ed. Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī l’l-Maṭbū`at, 1426/2005.

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

  •  al-Miṣbaḥ. Beirut: Mu’assasa al-A`lamī, 1414/1994.

al-Bursī, Rajab. al-Ḥāfiẓ (d. c. 814/1411),

  • Mashariq = Mashāriq anwār al-yaqīn fī asrār Amīr al-Mu'minīn. Beirut: Dār al-Andalus, 1978.
  • = Borsi] Les Orients des Lumires. (Henri Corbin), Verdier, 1994.

Muhammad Bāqir Majlisī (d. 1111/1699-1700).

  •  Bihar 2 Biḥār al-anwār (2nd ed.) 110 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Iḥyā al-Turāth al-`Arabī, 1376-94/1956-74 and 1403/1983.

Majlisī, Muhammad Bāqir (d. 1111/1699-1700).

  • Bihar = Biḥār al-anwār, 1st ed.  = 15 vols. Tehran: ADD 1887-98.
  • Bihar2 = Biḥār al-anwār  (2nd ed [= Biḥār  1st ed.  =15 vols. 1887-98 ] Tehran) 110 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Iḥyā al-Turāth al-`Arabī, 1376-94/1956-74 and 1403/1983. 
  • Hayat = Ḥayāt al-qulūb.  5 vols. Ed. Sayyid `Alī Imamiyān. Intishārāt Surūr, 1375-6 Sh/ 1997-8.
  •  Ḥayāt al-qulūb. 5 vols. ed. Sayyid `Alī Imamiyān. Intishārāt Surūr, 1375-6 Sh/ 1997-8.
  • Ḥilyat al-muttaqīn fī’l-ādāb wa’l-sunnan wa’l-akhlāq (The Lawful Piety of the [Shī`ī] Godfearing consonant with the ways of Piety, Tradition and Createdness). An extensive compendium of  Shī`ī religious guidance grounded in imamological statements and related Shī`ī fiqh (jurisprudence) materials.
  • Ḥilliyyat al-muttaqīn

al-Baḥrānī (al-Iṣfahānī),`Abd-Allāh b. Nūr-Allāh,

  • `Awalim = `Awā’lim  al-`ulūm wa’l-ma`ārif wa’l-aḥwāl min al- āyāt wa’l-akhbār wa’l-aqwāl.  Qumm: Mu’assat al-Imām al-Mahdī. (20+ vols) 1415/ 1994.  
  •  

ESCHATOLOGY, MESSIANISM AND APOCALYPTIC

Eschatology, Messianism and Apocalyptic

al-Nu`mānī, Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Ja`far (d. 360/970)

  • Kitāb al-Ghayba. Tabriz: Maktabat al-Sabirī, 1382/1963.
  • Kitab al-Ghayba, ed. Ali Akbar al-Ghifari, Tehran, 1397/XXXX..
  • Kitāb al-Ghayba, Beirut: A`lami., 1403

al-Baḥrānī ,  Sayyid Hāshim  (d. 1110/1697)

al-Baḥrānī, Sayyid Hāshim [al-Ḥusaynī] ibn Sulaymān (d. c. 1107/1697 or 1109 /1698). 

البحراني، السيد هاشم

  • البرهان في تفسير القرآن =  Kitāb al-Burhān fī tafsīr al-qur’ān. 
  • al-Burhān fī tafsīr al-Qurʼān, 9 vols.  ed. Qism al-Dirāsāt al-Islāmīyah fī Dār Iḥyāʼ al-Turāth al-ʻArabī. Dār Iḥyāʼ al-Turāth al-ʿArabī, 2008. 

Abū al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad Ṭāhir ʻĀmilī al-Isfahānī (d. Najaf c. 1139/1796); Introd. Maḥmūd ibn Jaʻfar Mūsawī al-Zarandī; [Hāshim ibn Sulaymān Baḥrānī], Muqaddimat tafsīr Mirʼāt al-anwār wa-mishkūwat al-asrār... Tehran: Chāpkhānah-i Āftāb, 1375/ 1955.

  • معاجز الامام المهدي = Maʻājiz al-Imām al-Mahdī. Ed. ʻAlāʼ al-Dīn al-Aʻlamī. Qumm: Intishārāt Kalimat al-Ḥaqq,  2007?.
  • al-Maḥajjah fī mā nazala fī al-Qāʼim al-Ḥujjat, “The Qaem in the Qur’an” [sic.] (Shiabooks, Book 1), trans. Sayyid Mohen al-Hosaini al-Milani. Miami, FL: Shiabooks + Mumbai: Jafari Propagation Centre, 2006, - 132 verses of the Holy Qur'an.

SUFI POETRY AND MYSTICAL WRITINGS

Gramlich, Richard.

  • 1965-81 Die Schiitischen Derwischorden Persiens. 3 Vols. Weisbaden: Deutsche Morganlandische Gesellschaft.

Sufi Poetry and Mystical Writings.

Ḥusayn bin Manṣūr al-Ḥallāj' (b. al-Bayḍā', Fars, Persia (b. Ṭur near Baydā, c.244/858- d. executed Baghdad, 309/922), A Sufi  disciple of the  Sahl al-Tustari (d. 283/896) especially famous for his theophanic cry أنا الحق Anā al-Ḥaqq "I am The Truth [God]". See Jawid Mojaddedi `ḤALLĀJ, ABU’L-MOḠIṮ ḤOSAYN b. Manṣur b. Maḥammā Bayżāwi' EIr, Vol. XI, Fasc. 6, pp. 589-592/  https://iranicaonline.org/articles/hallaj-1Ḥusayn ibn  Manṣur al-Ḥallāj

Tafsirحقائق التفسير او، خلق خلائق القرآن والاعتبار : Ḥaqāʼiq al-tafsīr  aw khalq khalāʼiq al-Qurʼān wa-al-iʻtibār. ed.  Maḥmūd al-Hindī. Cairo: Maktabat Madbūlī, 2006. 374 pages

 

Tafsir in Massignon,  1968, pp. 359–412.

  •  

طواسين   al-Ṭāwāsīn.

"His main work, the Ṭawāsin (ed. Massignon, 1913), consists of eleven reflective essays, in which he frequently employs line diagrams and cabbalistic symbols, in what seems to be a determined struggle to convey profound mystical experiences which he could not express in words." (Mojaddedi `ḤALLĀJ in EIr. - see above). Contains a section in which Satan is glorified, the “Ṭā-sin al-azal wa’l-Iltibās".

  • Kitâb al ṭawâsîn. Ḥusain ibn Manṣūr, called al-Ḥallāj; al-Baḳli Rūzbahan ibn Abi Naṣr, al-Shīrāzi; Louis Massignon. Texte arabe publié pour la première fois, d'après les manuscrits de Stamboul et de Londres; avec la version persane d'al Baqlî, l'analyse de son commentaire persan, une introduction critique, des observations, des notes et trois indices, par Louis Masignon. Paris, P. Geuthner, 1913.

  • Kitāb aṭ-ṭawāsīn = Kitāb al ṭawâsîn. Bagdad Muthannā [ca. 1970], French : Reprint v. Paris 1913.

  • Le Livre Tāwasīn de Hallāj by al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr Ḥallāj; Stéphane Ruspoli; Rūzbihān ibn Abī al-Naṣr Baqlī. Beirut: : Dar Albouraq, 2007. 395 pages. Introduction, traduction annotée et édition critique du texte arabe avec le commentaire de Rûzbehân, suivi du Jardin de la connaissance ; préface de Christian Jambet.

  • الطواسين   al-Tawasin.  Riḍwān al-Saḥḥ ;introd. ʻAbd al-Qādir al-Ḥiṣnī  Damascus : Dār al-Farqad, 2010.

  • Kitāb al-ṭāwāsīn [ṭā-wa-sin] ('The Books of the Ta' ("T") and the Sin ("S")' of  Ḥusayn bin Manṣūr al-Ḥallāj'
  • The Tawasin of Mansur al-Hallaj. Trans. Aisha abd ar-Rahman at-Tarjumana   Berkeley ; London Diwan Press , 1974.
  • Le livre des Tawassines ; suivi de Le jardin du savoir : fragments by al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr Ḥallāj; Chowki Abdelamir; Philippe Delarbre. Monaco : ʹEditions du Rocher, 1994.
  • The Tawasin : (book of the purity of the glory of the One), Paul Smith trans. Campbells Creek, Victoria, Australia : New Humanity Books /Book Heaven Booksellers & Publishers, 2013.

Dîwân ديوان الحلاج Diwān al-Ḥallāj, ed. Massignon, Paris, 1931.

  • Le Dîwân d'ál-Hallâj. "Extraits du Journal Asiatique et des Mélanges Fuad Köprülü." Édité, traduit et annoté par L. Massignon.  Paris, [Librairie orientaliste] Geuthner, 1955.
  • ديوان الحلاج : ويليه أخباره وطواسينه = Dīwān al-Ḥallāj : wa-yalīhi akhbāruhu wa-ṭawāsīnuh. Jamaʻahu wa-qaddama la-hu Compiled and introducced by Saʻdī Ḍannāwī. Bayrūt : Dār Ṣādir, 2008. 320 pages.
  • al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr al-Ḥallāğ, Dîwân. traduit de l'arabe et présenté par Louis Massignon. Paris : Seuil, 1992,
  • ديوان الحلاج أبي المغيث الحسين بن منصور بن محمى البيضاوي، ٢٤٤-٣٠٩ ھ/٨٥٨-٩٢٢ م / Dīwān al-Ḥallāj Abī al-Mughīth al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr ibn Maḥmá al-Bayḍāwī, 244-309 H/858-922 M حلاج، الحسين بن منصور. al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr Ḥallāj; Paul Nwiya; Kāmil Muṣṭafá Shaybī. Kūlūnyā-Alimānyā : Manshūrāt al-Jamal, 1997. + Baghdād : Muwazziʻ, Maktabat al-Nahḍah, 1974.
  • ديوان الحلاج : ومعه اخبار الحلاج و ذكر مقتل الحلاج لابن زنجي وكتاب طواسين = Dīwān al-Ḥallāj : wa-maʻahu akhbār al-Ḥallāj wa dhikr maqtal al-Ḥallāj li-ibn Zanjī wa-kitāb ṭawāsīn by al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr Ḥallāj; Muḥammad Bāsil ʻUyūn al-Sūd. Tehran : Intishārāt-i Shafīʻī, 1386 Sh./ 2007.

Compilations

Majmūʼat āthār Ḥallāj : ṭavāsīn, bustān al-maʻrifah, kitāb ruvaȳat, tafsīr Qurān, kitāb kalimāt, tajrīyāt ʻurfānī va ashʻār by al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr Ḥallāj.  Ed. Muḥammad Bāsil ʻUyūn al-Sūd. Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-ʻIlmīyah, 2007.

اشعار حلاج Ashʻār-i Ḥallāj   حلاّج، الحسين بن منصور. al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr Ḥallāj; Comp. Bīzhan Ilāhī, Tehran:  Anjuman-i Shāhanshāhī Falsafah-ʼi Īrān, 1354/ 1975. 148 pages Arabic + Persian.

اشارات حلاج. Ishārāt-i Ḥallāj by  al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr Ḥallāj; ed. Shakībā Māhyār. Tehran: Intishārāt-i Ilhām, 1390 /2011 or 2012.

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Abu Ja`far Muhammad ibn al-Ḥasan ibn Farrukh al-'Ash'ari al-Qummi (d.290/903)

  • Baṣā'ir al-darajāt of al-Ṣaffār al-Qummī
  • This work seems to be occasionally drawn upon by the Bab in the Kitab-i Panj Sha'n.

Suhrawardī, Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥyā ( d. 587 /1191).

  • Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥyā Suhrawardī (549-587 AH = 1154-1191CE): Annotated Bibliography. 2015.
  • Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥyā Suhrawardī (549-587 AH = 1154-1191CE): Bibliography, Secondary Sources  2015.
  • `Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy -Suhrawardi.

al‑Bunī, Muḥyī al‑Dīn. 

  •  Shams  al‑ma`ārif al‑kubrā. Beirut: al‑Maktabah al‑Thaqāfiyya, n.d. [1905]
  •  

al‑Bursī, Rajab. Al‑ḥāfiẓ,

  • Mashāriq  anwār al‑yaqīn fī asrār Amīr al‑Mu'minīn.  Beirut: Dār al‑Andalus, 1978. 
  • Les Orients des Lumières. (Henri Corbin), Verdier, 1994.

Muhammad ibn `Ali, Muḥyi al-Dīn Ibn al-`Arabī (Damascus , Syria 638/1240).

Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad, Muḥyi al-Dīn Ibn al-`Arabī, al-Ḥātimī aṭ-Ṭāʾī.  (b. Murcia, Spain c. 560/1165 - d. Damascus, Syria, 638/1240).

 Select Introductory Books and Articles

Addas, Claude,

  • Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn ‘Arabi,    Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, 1993 + Fons Vitae Publishing, 19XX.

Ates, A.

  • `Ibn al-‘Arabî',  EI2  III (1971): 707-711.

Chittick, William C.

  • Ibn ‘Arabi. Heir to the Prophets (Makers of the Muslim World). Oxford : Oneworld, 2005.
  • "Ibn Arabi" in  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2008 + 2014  :  https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ibn-arabi/

Hirtenstein, Stephen

  • The Unlimited Mercifier, The Spiritual life and thought of Ibn 'Arabi. Anqa Publishing & White Cloud Press. 1999.

 SELECT MAJOR WORKS OF IBN AL-`ARABI

Muhammad ibn `Ali, Muḥyi al-Dīn Ibn al-`Arabī (Damascus , Syria 638/1240).

Ibn al-`Arabī al-Ḥātimi al-Ṭā’ī, Abū Bakr Muhammad, Muḥyī al-Dīn (b. Murcia, Spain 560/1165-d. Damascus, 638/1240).

  • Futuhat = al-Fuṭūḥāt al-Makkiyya (Meccan Disclosures).  4 Vols. Beirut: Dār Ṣadir n.d. [1968 = Cairo ed.1911].
  • Futuhat-Yahya = al-Fuṭūḥāt al-Makkiyya. Ed. O. Yaḥyā. Cairo: al-Hay`a  al-Miṣriyya al-`Amma  li’l-kitāb.  1972 (ongoing 14+ vols.),1405/1985.
  • Insha = Kitāb Inshā’ al-dawā’ir.   `Ālam al-Fikr. n.d.
  • Illum-Mecc.  = Les Illuminations de La Mecque. The Meccan Illuminations. al-Fuṭḥhât al-Makkiyya. Textes choisis / Selected Texts présentés et traduits de l'arabe en français ou en anglais sous la direction de Michel Chodkiewicz, avec la collabo- ration de William C. Chittick, Cyrille Chodkiewicz, Denis Gril et James W. Morris. Ouvrage publié avec le concours de The Rothko Chapel. Paris: Sindbad, 1988.
  • Fusus = Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam. Ed. A. `Afifi. [Cairo] Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-`Arab, 1946.
  • Rasa’il = Rasá'il Ibn al-`Arabí.  Hyderabad-Deccan: Dairatu'l-Ma`arifi'l-Osmasnia, 1948
  • Rasā’il   = Rasā’il Ibn al-`Arabī. ed. Afifi. Rep. Beirut: Dār Iḥyā al-turuth al-`arabī. Nd.
  • Gryphon  = Islamic Sainthood in the Fullness of Time, Ibn al-`Arabī’s Book of the Fabulous Gryphon. Gerald T. Elmore. Leiden: Brill, 1999
  • Wujud = Risāla al-wujūdiyya  (Treatise on Existence’  trans. `Whoso Knoweth Himself..` Abingdon: Beshara Publications, 1976[88].
  •  (Tafsir) = Tafsir al-Qur'ān al-Karīm. 2 Vols I. Edited by Mustafa Ghalib. Beirut: Dar al-Andalus, 1399/1978 (actually by `Abd al-Razzāq al-Kashānī, d. 1330?).
  •  Futuhat = al-Fuṭūḥāt al-Makkiyya. 4 Vols. Beirut: Dār Ṣadir n.d. [1968 = Cairo Ed.1911].
  • al-Fuṭūḥāt al-Makkiyya. Ed. O. Yaḥyā. Cairo: al-Hay`a al-Miṣriyya al-`Amma li’l-kitāb. 1972 (ongoing 14+ vols.), 1405/1985.
  • Les Illuminations = Les Illuminations de La Mecque. The Meccan
    Illuminations. al-Fuṭḥhât al-Makkiyya. Textes choisis / Selected Texts présentés et traduits de l'arabe en français ou en anglais sous la direction de Michel Chodkiewicz, avec la collabo- ration de William C. Chittick, Cyrille Chodkiewicz, Denis Gril et James W. Morris. Ouvrage publié avec le concours de The Rothko Chapel. Paris: Sindbad, 1988
  • Kitāb Inshā’ al-dawā’ir. `Ālam al-Fikr. n.d.
  • Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam. Ed. A. `Afifi. [Cairo] Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-`Arab, 1946.
  • Rasá'il Ibn al-`Arabí. Hyderabad-Deccan: Dairatu'l-Ma`arifi'l- Osmasnia, 1948
  • Rasā’il Ibn al-`Arabī. ed. Afifi. Rep. Beirut: Dār Iḥyā al-turuth al-`arabī. Nd.

Fusus = Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam.

  • Fusus = Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam. Ed. A. `Afifi. [Cairo] Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-`Arab, 1946.
  • Fusus = Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam. ed. Abū l-ʿAlā ʿAfīfī. [Cairo] Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-`Arab, 1946 [n.d.].

Kitāb ʿAnqāʾ mughrib fī khatm al-awliyāʾ wa-shams al-maghrib,

  • Gryphon = Islamic Sainthood in the Fullness of Time, Ibn al-`Arabī’s Book of the Fabulous Gryphon. Gerald T. Elmore. Leiden: Brill, 1999.
  • Kitāb ʿAnqāʾ mughrib fī khatm al-awliyāʾ wa-shams al-maghrib, Cairo : XXX,   1954.
  •  عنقاء مغرب في معرفة ختم الأولياء

 ʻAnqá Maghrib fī khatm al-awlīyāʼ,,,

  • عنقا مغرب في ختم الأولياء وشمس المغرب
  • ʻAnqá Maghrib fī khatm al-awlīyāʼ wa shams al-maghrib. ed. Bahnasāwī Aḥmad al-Sayyid al-Sharīf. Cairo: al-Maktabah al-Azharīyah lil-Turāth.  1998.
  • كتاب ختم الولاية : عنقاء مغرب في معرفة ختم الأولياء وشمس المغرب، محيي الدين بن عربي،   / Kitāb Khatm al-wilāyah : ʻAnqāʾ mughrib fī maʻrifat khatm al-awliyāʾ wa shams al-Maghrib. ed. ʻAbbās, Qāsim Muḥammad. Damascus: Dār al-Madá, 2004.  
  • `Anqā mughrib fî khatm al-awliyā’ wa shams al-maghrib. G. T. Elmore (trans.), Islamic Sainthood in the Fullness of Time: Ibn al-‘Arabî's Book of the Fabulous Gryphon. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1999.
  • `Anqā mughrib fî khatm al-awliyā’ wa shams al-maghrib.

 Elmore, Gerald T., trans.

  • `Anqā mughrib fî khatm al-awliyā’ wa shams al-maghrib. G. T. Elmore (trans.), Islamic Sainthood in the Fullness of Time: Ibn al-‘Arabî's Book of the Fabulous Gryphon. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1999.
  • Islamic Sainthood in the Fullness of Time. Ibn al-‘Arabī's Book of the Fabulous Gryphon. Leiden: E.J. Brill. 1999.
  • The "Millennial" Motif in Ibn al-ʿArabī's "Book of the Fabulous Gryphon" in The Journal of Religion 81 (2001), pp. 410-437.

al‑Futūḥāt al‑makkiyya (`The Meccan Disclosures / Revelations / Openings / Inspirations ...

Begun in Mecca in 598/1201 Ibn al‑`Arabī’s massive (560 chapter) compendium al‑Futūḥāt al‑makkiyya (`The Meccan Openings) spanning some 2,500 + pages was completed jn 629/1231 [636/1238‑9]). Within this work are many thelogical mystical and esoteric interpretations of the Qur`an, Hadith texts,, Islamic laws and rituals, Sufi sayings and much more besides.  

Lithograph and Printed editions,

  • al-Futuḥāt al-makkiyya. 4 vols. Cairo: Bulaq Press,  ed. 1329/1911.
  • al-Futuḥāt al-makkiyya. 4 vols. rep. Beirut: Dār Ṣadir, n.d.
  • al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya, Vols. 1–14,.  ed.   Ibrāhīm Madkūr, and ʻUthmān Yaḥyá.  Cairo : al-Hayʼah al-Miṣriyya al-ʻĀmmah li'l-Kitāb, 1972. A critical edition by Osman Yahya in 14 vols. which correspond to  vol. 1 of the above Cairo/Beirut edition.
  • al-Fuṭūḥāt al-Makkiyya. Ed. O. Yaḥyā. Cairo: al-Hay`a al-Miṣriyya al-`Amma li’l-kitāb. 1972 (14 + vols.),
  • al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya, Vols. 1–14,.  ed.   Ibrāhīm Madkūr, and ʻUthmān Yaḥyá.  Cairo : al-Hayʼah al-Miṣriyya al-ʻĀmmah li'l-Kitāb, 1972. A critical edition by Osman Yahya in 14 vols. which correspond to  vol. 1 of the above Cairo/Beirut edition.

al-Fuṭūḥāt al-Makkiyya. Ed. O. Yaḥyā. Cairo: al-Hay`a al-Miṣriyya al-`Amma li’l-kitāb. 1972 (ongoing 14+ vols.), 1405/1985.

Chodkiewicz, Michel , et. al.

  • Les Illuminations de La Mecque. The Meccan Illuminations. al-Fuṭḥhât al-Makkiyya. Textes choisis / Selected Texts présentés et traduits de l'arabe en français ou en anglais sous la direction de Michel Chodkiewicz, avec la collabo- ration de William C. Chittick, Cyrille Chodkiewicz, Denis Gril et James W. Morris. Ouvrage publié avec le concours de The Rothko Chapel. Paris: Sindbad, 1988.

Bewley, Aisha

  • Ibn Arabi on the Mysteries of Fasting : From the Futuhat al-Makkiyya (Meccan Revelations) (Muhyi Din Ibn al-`Arabi. Aisha Bewley (translator); Laleh bakhtiar (editor); Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Series Editor). Great Books of the Islamic World, Inc. , 2009.  274 pp. "Translated from Chapter 71 of the Futuhat al-Makkiyya by Aisha Bewley, Ibn al-Arabi relates mysteries of fasting from the gnostic (irfani) perspective while at the same time explaining the divine law in every detail."
  • Ibn Arabi on the Mysteries of the Pilgrimage : From the Futuhat al-Makkiyya (Meccan Revelations) (Muhyi Din Ibn al Arabi). Muhyi Din Ibn al Arabi; Aisha Bewley (translator); Laleh bakhtiar (editor); Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Series Editor)
  • Great Books of the Islamic World, Inc., 2009.  "Translated from Chapter 72 of the Futuhat al-Makkiyya by Aisha Bewley, every detail that a pilgrim would want to know about the mysteries of the pilgrimage in addition to the divine law rulings is contained in this volume."
  • Ibn Arabi on the Mysteries of the Purifying Alms : From the Futuhat al-Makkiyya (Meccan Revelations) (Muhyi Din Ibn al Arabi). Muhyi Din Ibn al Arabi; Aisha Bewley (translator); Laleh bakhtiar (editor); Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Series Editor). Great Books of the Islamic World, Inc. , 2009. 253 pp.  "Translated from Chapter 70 of the Futuhat al-Makkiyya by Aisha Bewley, Ibn al-Arabi explains the mysteries of the Islamic practice of the purifying alms in a way no other scholar ever has. He opens up doors of intuition to the astute reader."
  • Ibn Arabi on the Mysteries of Purity and Formal Prayer : From the Futuhat al-Makkiyya (Meccan Revelations) (Muhyi Din Ibn al Arabi). Aisha Bewley (translator); Laleh bakhtiar (editor); Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Series Editor). Great Books of the Islamic World, Inc., 2009. pp. 660.  "This work is a translation of Chapters 68 and 69 of the Futuhat al-Makkiyya by Aisha Bewley. Ibn al-Arabi delves into the mysteries of the Islamic practice of purification and the formal prayer. In exhaustive detail he explains possible issues that may arise from the point of view of the divine law as well."

Ruspoli, Stéphane

  •  L’Alchemie du bonheur. Tr. S. Ruspoli. Paris: Berg International. 1981.

Morris. James W.

The Reflective Heart: Discovering Spiritual Intelligence in Ibn ‘Arabi’s ‘Meccan Illuminations, Louisville KY : Fons Vitae, 2005. 420 pp,

"This introduction to Ibn ‘Arabi’s Meccan Illuminations highlights the mysticism and realization of Sufi spiritual life, providing an intellectually penetrating look without requiring specialized knowledge. The Reflective Heart is about the ways we gradually discover the deeper significance of all the familiar elements of our everyday life-not just those memorable moments we ordinarily view as “spiritual”." (Dust J.).

Winkel. Eric.

  • Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah: The Openings in Makkah - Volume 1. Books 1 and 2.
  • Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah: The Openings in Makkah - Volume 2. Books 3 and 4.
  • Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah: The Openings in Makkah - Volume 3. Books 1 and 2.
  • Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah: The Openings in Makkah - Volume 4. Books 1 and 2.
  • Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah: The Openings in Makkah - 

Select Commentaries / Glosses on parts of the al‑Futūḥāt al‑makkiyya

`Abd al‑Karīm al‑Jīlī (d. 832/1428).

al-Jīlī, `Abd al-Karīm ibn Ibrāhīm ( d. c. 832/1428).

  • al-Insān al-kāmil fī ma`rifat al-awākhir wa'l-awā'il.  2 vols in 1. Cairo: Muatāfa al-Bābī al-Ḥalabī, 1375/1956.
  • Qasida = Qaṣīda al-nādirāt al-`ayniyya.  Beirut: Dār al-Jīl, 1408/1988.

An important commentator on the al‑Futūḥāt  of Ibn al‑`Arabī `Abd al‑Karīm al‑Jīlī authored around thirty books, the best known being his al‑Insān al‑kāmil.. ("The Perfect Human.."). This work includes many interesting sections including discussions of the divine Essence (al‑dhāt), of key theological terms and various divine Names and Attributes. Among others he discussed senses of al‑dhāt  (The Divine Essence),  al‑huwiyya (The Ipseity, "He‑ness"), al‑Jamāl  (the Divine Beauty) and  al‑`amā’  (the Abyssmal Cloud  ). This later he, unlike the Bāb,  understood to indicate the Non‑manifet Divine Essence.  Other sections cover, for example,  the Sidrat al‑muntahā (Lote‑Tree of the Boundary, II:12‑13) and al‑`aql al‑awwāl (The Primal  Intellect, II:27‑30) as well  as the significance of  Tawrah (Torah) and the Zabūr ("Psalter") and the  Injīl  (Gospel) (II:114‑127).

Fuṣūṣ al‑ḥikam  (Ringstones/ Bezels  of Wisdom), 627/1230).

Among the most influential and important of Ibn `Arabī’s later works is his relatively brief (around 200 pp.) yet "incomparably vast in content and philosophical significance" (Izutsu, EIr. 5:554), Fuṣūṣ al‑ḥikam  (Ringstones  of Wisdom, 627/1230).  Its author claimed that each of its twenty‑ seven chapters were handed to him in a vision of the Prophet Muḥammad. They revolve around one of the aforementioned 27 prophets  each of whom enshrines a divine attribute, mode (maqām) or wisdom central to coming to engage with aspects of  the  divine reality (cf. Chittick, EIr. VII:665). It is the quintessence of Ibn al‑`Arabī’s prophetology that: ".. every Qur’anic prophet, beginning with Adam, is qualified in his relations to certain divine names and attributes and appears in his "spiritual" state" (Izutsu, Enc.Rel. V:554).  In Islamic esoterica a good deal was made of mystical significances enshined in the traditional succession of twenty‑eight.

  • Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam.
  • Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam. Lithograph ed. Muhammad al-Bārūnī. 1309/1891.
  • Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam. ed. Abū al-A`lā al-`Afīfī  [Cairo] Beirut: Dār al-Kutub al-`Arab, 1946. 2nd ed.  Beirut: Dār al-Kitāb al-`Arabī, 1400/1980.
  • Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam, with glosses of `Ayat-Allāh, Imam Khomeini / Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam  li-Ibn ʻArabī ; taʻlīq al-imām al-Khumaynī. Beirut: Dār al-Muḥajjat al-Bayḍa, 1422/2001.

The Bab makes specific, sometimes critical reference to the Fuṣūṣ al‑ḥikam of Ibn al-`Arabi.

See

Naqsh al‑fuṣūs.. ("The Imprint of the Ringstones of Wisdom").

Ibn al‑`Arabī himself wrote a summary, brief exposition of its essential ideas entitled  Naqsh al‑fuṣūs.. ("The Imprint of the Ringstones of Wisdom" see Chittick, JMIAS I:31‑93; HIP 1:516) which also came to be much commented upon in Arabic and Persian. An example, being that of the commentator, poet and  mystic `Abd al‑Raḥman Jāmī (d. 000/1492).

Commentaries and Glosses on the Fuṣūṣ al‑ḥikam.

In excess of one hundred Arabic and Persian  commentaries have been written upon the quintessence of his work, the Fuṣuṣ al‑ḥikam.  The first and especially influential being the  Sharḥ fuṣūṣ al‑ḥikam   of Mu’ayyad al‑Dīn Jandī (d. c. 700 /1300).  

Ṣadr al‑Dīn al‑Qūnawī (d. 673 /1274‑5).

The Great Shaykh’s  important disciple and stepson  Ṣadr al‑Dīn al‑Qūnawī (d.673 /1274‑5),  through whom Ibn `Arabī’s teachings "reached the Persian speaking world" (Chittick, ibid 666).  He commented on the prophetogical‑theosophical chapter headings of the Fuṣūṣ  in his al‑Fukūk..  ("The XXXs). Key prophet figures are given multi‑faceted interpretations in the writings and treatises of Ibn al‑`Arabī and those representative of his school. They  had a wide‑ranging theosophical, prophetological impact.  Joseph son of Jacob, for example, is associated with that bright luminosity which is the Logos of Light and Beauty ( see Ibn `Arabī, Fuṣūṣ,  00; Naqsh  [trans. Chittick] 58). In the words of al‑Qūnawī the Fuṣūṣ  "..brought the quintessence of the  tasting [dhawq]  of our Prophet.. concerning the knowledge of God. It points to the source of the tasting of the great prophets and friends of God mentioned within it.." (al‑Fukūk, 184 trans. Chittick in HIP 1:515). This influence of this often mystically oriented prophetology is markedly evident in  the non‑literal, allegorically oriented  prophetology of Bābī‑ Bahā’ī scripture.  

al-Qunawī, Ṣadr al-Dīn ( d. XXX/XXX), 

  • Fukuk  = K. al-Fukūk yā kilīd-i asrār -I fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam.  Ar. Text, Per. Trans. Muhammad Khwajuwī. Intisharāt mawlā. 1413/1992.
  • Fukuk.K. al‑Fukūk yā kilīd‑i asrār ‑I fuṣūṣ al‑ḥikam.  Ar. Text, Per. Trans. Muhammad Khwajuwī. Intisharāt mawlā. 1413/1992.   

Sharaf al‑Dīn Dāwūd al‑Qayṣarī (d. 751/1350)

A student of `Abd al‑Razzāq Kashānī Qayṣarī wrote an important commentary on the Fuṣuṣ al‑ḥikam of Ibn al‑`Arabī. Within this massive and dense work  Qayṣarī several times uses the prophetological terminology al‑nubūwwa al‑khāṣṣa (specific prophethood) as differentiated from al‑nubūwwa al‑`amma  (general prophethood). The former relates to dimensions of the prophethood of a specific, commissioned prophet figure (nabī)  while the latter is the explication of general principles of the eternal nature, office and rank of  prophethood. At the opening of the section of his commentary upon the `Ringstone of the wisdom (ḥikma)  of prophecy  (nubūwiyya) in the utterance [Word] of Jesus (kalimat `isawiyya). Qayṣarī writes:

Now as regards the attribution of the wisdom of prophecy (nubūwiyya)  relative to the word of Jesus (kalimat `isawiyya)  he [Jesus] is a prophet (nabī) according to general prophethood (bi‑al‑nubuwwa al‑`amma) which is eternal  without beginning  and everlasting without end  (azal an abad  an ) as well as according to the specific prophethood (bi‑al‑nubuwwa al‑khāṣṣa)  which is actualized at the moment of arising with the [time of the prophetic] commission (ḥīn al‑ba`th). Wherefore did he [Jesus] announce his prophethood from the cradle through his saying, "He has given me the Book and he made me a prophet (nabiyy  an)" (Q. 19:30b) and he [also] made announcement from the womb of his mother (fī baṭn ummuhi)  on account of his eternal sovereignty (siyāda azaliyya) by means of His saying, "Grieve not for thy Lord has made beneath you [Mary] a rivulet" (Q.19:24), that is to say a sovereign [sayyid  an = Jesus] over the people. Thus was he [Jesus] granted supremacy over the [other] prophets (al‑anbiyā’)  through the instrumentality of  the spiritual ones (aḥwāl al‑ruḥāniyyīn) . His proclamation (du`a) was thus centered upon the interior realities  (al‑bāṭin) which  are  supremely ascendent  (aghlab)... [specific] legalistic prophethood (al‑nubūwwa al‑tashrī`ayya) is the collective concern of various [specific] prophets (al‑anbiyā’) .. (Qayṣarī, Sh. Fuṣuṣ, 843).

It is clear from this passage that al‑nubūwiyya al‑khāṣṣa (specific prophethood) has it earthly genesis at the time of the prophetic call while al‑nubūwiyya al‑`amma  (general prophethood) is al‑azaliyya, an all eternal phenomenon. The bearer of the office (ṣāḥīb hadha maqām) of general prophethood holds it eternally. Eternal realities are communicated by the prophets and the al‑awliyā’ (intimates, friends of God) for al‑nubūwiyya al‑`amma  (general prophethood) results in wilayā  (divine guidance).

al-Qayṣārī, Muhammad Sharaf al-Dīn Dāwūd

  • Miftåh, `Abd al-Båqi.

Ḥaydar al-Āmulī (b. Āmul 719–787 / 1319–1385). SEE ABOVE

This learned twelver Shī`ī scholar and mystic was much influenced by Ibn al`Arabī upon whose seminal Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam (The Bezels of Wisdom) he wrote a commentary entitled Naṣṣ al-nuṣūṣ (The Text of Texts). It seems very likely that the Bab had encountered certain of his works ...

 

      al-Jīlī, `Abd al-Karīm ibn Ibrāhīm ( d. c. 832/1428).

      ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Jīlī (c. 767/ 1365-6– c. 815/1412). 

      •  al-Insān al-kāmil fī ma`rifat al-awākhir wa'l-awā'il. 2 vols in 1.Cairo: Muatāfa al-Bābī al-Ḥalabī, 1375/1956.
      •  Qaṣīda al-nādirāt al-`ayniyya. Beirut: Dār al-Jīl, 1408/1988.
      • al-Insān al-kāmil fī ma`rifat al-awākhir wa'l-awā'il. 2 vols in 1. Cairo: Muatāfa al-Bābī al-Ḥalabī, 1375/1956.
      • al-Insān al-kāmil ... Dar al-Fikr, XXXX/1975.
      •  Al-Insān al-kāmil fī maʿrifat al-awākhir wa’l-awāʾil. Ed. Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Ṣalāh ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿUwayḍa. Cairo: al-Hayʾat al-ʿāmma li-quṣūr al-thaqāfa, 2012
      • al-Insan = al-Insān al-kāmil fī ma`rifat al-awākhir wa'l-awā'il.  2 vols in 1. Cairo: Musatāfa al-Bābī al-Ḥalabī, 1375/1956.
      • al-Kahf wa'l-raqim fi sharḥ Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim
      • al-Kahf wa'l-raqim. [n.d.], 2nd ed. Hyderabad, India: Maba‘at Da’ira al-Ma‘arif. 1918.
      • al-Kahf wa'l-raqlm fi šarh bismillāh al-rahmān al-rahim. 4th ed. 1406/1985.
      • al-Kahf wa'l-raqim fi sharh Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim. Clément-François’ French trans. 2002,
      • al-Kahf wa'l-raqim fi sharh Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim. Text and Trans in LoPolito PhD, pp. (Ar. text), pp. (English trans).
      • Haqiqa al-haqa’iq allati hiya li'l-haqq min wajh wa min wajhih li'l-khala'iq. [n.d.] ed. Badawi Taha `Allam. Cairo: Dar al-Risalah. 1982.

      SELECT SUFI WRITERS

      `Aṭṭār Nīshapūrī, Muhammad ibn Ibrahīm, Farīd al-Dīn (d.c. 618/1221).

      `Aṭṭār, Farīd al-Dīn (d. 618/1227).

      • Takhkirat al-awliyā’
      • Tadhkirat al-awliyā’. Ed. Muhammad Isti’lāmī. Tehran: Intshārāt-I Zawwār, 1386 Sh./ XXXX.
      • tr. of Takhkirat al-awliyā’ by Arberry as, Muslim Saints and Mystics. London, and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1966 [1973].
      • Trans. Paul Losensky as Farid ad-Din Attar’s Memorial of God’s Friends … New Jersey: Paulist Press, 2009.

      ISMA'ILI SOURCES AND MISCELLANY
      Isma'ili Miscellany

      Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’ (fl. 9th cent CE).

      • Rasa’il = Rasā’il ikhwān al-safā’. 4 vols. Beirut: Dār Ṣādir, n.d.
      • Rasāʾil Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ wa-khullān al-wafāʾ, Beirut 1957.

      Daftary, Farhad.

      • The Ismailis: Their History and Doctrines. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990

      Cortesse, Delia.

      • 2000 Ismaili and other Arabic manuscripts: a descriptive catalogue of manuscripts in the Library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies. London; New York: I. B. Tauris, in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies; New York: distributed in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 2000.
      •  2003  Arabic Ismaili manuscripts: the Zahid Ali Collection in the library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies. London; New York: I.B. Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2003.

      Sijistānī, Abū Ya`qūb Isḥāq ibn Aḥmad (d. after 361/971)

      • Ithbāt al-nubuwwa, ed. Arif Tamir. Beirut: al-Maṭba`a al-Kāthūlīkiyya, 1966.
      • K.Yanabi` = Kitāb al-yanābi`   in Corbin, H (ed), Trilogie Ismaelienne (Bibliotheque Iranienne Vol. 9 ., Tehran & Paris 1961
      •  Kitāb al-yanābi` in Corbin, H (ed), Trilogie Ismaelienne (Bibliotheque Iranienne Vol. 9), Tehran & Paris: A. Maisonneuvre, 1961

      Corbin, Henri (c.  19XX – 1972).

      • 1961 Trilogie ismaélienne. Paris: Maisonneuve. Rep. Paris: Verdier, 1994.
      • 1970 `L'Idée du Paraclet en philsophie iranienne',   (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei  Atti del Convegno "La Persia nel Mediovo", 1970), Rome, 37-68.
      • 1971-2 En Islam iranien: Aspects spirituels et philosophiques. 4 vols. Paris:  Gallimard.
      • 1976 `Theologumena Iranica.'  Studia Iranica  5:   225-235.
      • `Aḥmad b. Zayn al-`Abedīn `Alawī'. EIr. 1:644
      • Temple and Contemplation. Trans. P.& L. Sherrard.  London, Boston, and Henley: Kegan Paul Interna­tional.
      • 1993 History of Islamic Philosophy. London, New York:  Kegan Paul International.
      • 1995 Swedenborg and Esoteric Islam.  Trans. Leonard Fox.  West Chester, Pennsylvania:  Swedenborg Foundation.

      SAFAVID ERA PHILOSOPHERS, THEOLOGIANS AND MYSTICS.

      Mīr Khvānd [Mirkhvand], Muḥammad ibn Khāvandshāh, (d 1433-1498). Just Pre-Safavid.

      • Rawdat al-Ṣafā' ... Lithograph  Bombay, 1271/1854, 7 vols. in 1.  The Rehatsek English trans. Was from this Bombay lithograph.
      • Tarikh-i rawḍat al-Ṣafā’. 7 Vols. [Edited by] ‘Abbas Parviz. [Tehran]:
      • Tarikh-i rawḍat al-Ṣafā’. Trans. E. Rehatsek as Rauzat-us-safa or, Garden of Purity. 3 Vols. Edited by F.  F. Arbuthnot. Oriental Translation Fund, New Series 1. London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1891.
      • Rawdat al-Ṣafā' fi sirat al-anbiya' wa'l-muluk wa'l-khulafa' by Muhammad ibn KhvandShah ibn Mahmud, "Mirkhvand", Ed. Jamshid Kiyanfar, Intishārāt-i Asatir, 1380 Sh. / 2001. Vol. 1 (418+2 pp.) = Creation-Adam-> Absalom (Shalum) son of David + 14 vols = 15 vols in total. volume 11 of this ed. is the supplementary volume of Ghiyath al-Dīn Khwandamir, (d. c. 941/1534-5). grandson of Mirkhwand and vols. 12-15 the supplement of Rida-Kuli Khan Hidayat. Mirkhwand in this edition is printed in  vols. 1-10.

      Khwandamir, Ghiyath al-Dīn (d. c. 941/1534-5). Grandson of  Mirkhwand  (cf. above).

      • Tarikh Ḥabīb al-Siyar fi akhbar  afrad bashar (The Beloved of Histories regarding the traditions of the most singular of mortals).

        Safavid Era theologians and philosophers

        Āmulī, Sayyid Ḥaydar (d. 787/1385)

        • Jami` al-asrar = Jāmi` al-asrār wa manba` al-anwār, in Corbin H. & Yahia O.La Philosophie Shi'ite. 1. Somme des doctrines ésotériques (Jâmi' alasrâr). (Bibliotheque Iranienne Vol. 16), [Rep.] Tehran: Shirkat-i Intishárát-i `Ilmí va Farhangi. 1368/1989.

        Kashifī, Kamāl al-Dīn Ḥusayn Sabzivārī, Va`iz Kashifi or Mullā Ḥusayn Kāshfī  (d. 1504)

        • Asrar Majlis = The Asrār-i Qāsimī dar `ilm-i Kīmiyā. Majlis Library mss. Add.
        • Asrar-Lith.  = The Asrār-i Qāsimī dar `ilm-i Kīmiyā, np.nd. Probably a 19th cent. Persian or Indian lithograph.
        • Asrār-i Qāsimī dar ʻilm-i kīmyā va sīmyā va rīmyā, līmyā va hīmyā.
        • Hirz= Ḥirz al-amān min fitan al-zamān. W-Cat.  Ms. In Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library. Treatise, in five discourses, on the magical properties of the letters of the alphabet, the names of Allāh, and the verses and Surahs of the Koran.  Copied in A.H. Dhū’l-Qaʻdah 1113/ 1702 by Mīr Aḥmad Ḥusaynī al-Haravī.. Bound with three other works, as Persian MSS 198 and Arabic MSS suppl. 556-557.

        Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, Muhammad ibn Ibrāhim al-Qawāmī al-Shīrazī, Mullā Ṣadrā (d. 1050 /1641 CE)

        Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, Muhammad (= Mullā  Ṣadra [al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī] ( d. 1050/1640).

        •  al-Ḥikma al-muta`āliyya f'īl-asfār al-aqliyyat al-arba`a 9 Vols. (Ed. M. Riḍā’ al-Muzaffr) Qum: Maktabat al-Muawaf, 1378 AH / 1958-59 CE.
        •  `Arshiyya = Kitāb al-`Arshiyya. Beirut: Mu`assasat al-Tarikh al-`Arabi [= The Arabic History Est.] 1420/2000.
        •  The Wisdom of the Throne: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mullā Sadra. trans. James Winstron Morris. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981
        •  Al-Masha’ir = Kitab al-masha'ir (The Book of Metaphysical Penetrations), ed.,trans. and intro. by H. Corbin, Le livre des pénétrations métaphysiques, Paris:Départment d'Iranologie de l'Institut Franco-Iranien de Recherche, and Tehran: Librairie d'Amerique et d'Orient Adrien-Maisonneuve, Bibliothèque Iranienne vol. 10, 1964 + 1982.
        •  Kitāb al-mashā'ir. Beirut: Dar al-Ihya al-Turath al-`Arabi, 2000+2003.
        •  Kitāb al-mashā'ir.Beirut: Mu`assat al-Tarikh al-`Arabi [The Arabic History Est.], 1420/2000.373
        •  Sharḥ uṣūl al-kāfī. 3 vols. Intishārāt `Ilmī va Farhang.1370Sh./1992.
        •  al-Shawahid = al-Shawāhid al-rububiyyah fi manahij al-sulukiyyah, ed. by Sayyid Jalal al-Din Ashtiyani in 2 volumes together with Sabziwari’s commentary 2nd ed. Mashhad: Chapkhanih Daneshgah, 1360Sh. /1981
        •  Mafātīḥ al-ghayb lil-Ḥakim al-ilahi wa'l-Faylasuf al-Rabbani Ṣadr al-Dīn Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Shīrazī (Ṣadrā al-Muta'alihin)... 2 vols in 1, Beirut: Mu`assa al-Tarikh al-`Arabi, 3rd ed. 1424/2003.
        •  al-Mabda' wa'l-Ma`ād ("The Book of the Origin and the Return"), 2nd ed. Beirut: Dar al-Hādī, 1426/2005.
        • Kitāb al-`arshiyya ("The Book of the Throne"). Beirut : Mu'asassa al-Tārīkh al-`Arabiyya ("The Arab History Estate"), 1429/2000 
        • Mullā Sadrā , al-Ḥikma al-`arshiyya on pp. 110-214 of the composite Mulla Sadra lithograph of 1315/1897-8 (which also includes the Mashā'ir + other  commentaries).
        • al-Ḥikma al-'arshiyya ("The Wisdom of the Throne"), ed. with Persian paraphrase by G. R. Ahani, Isfahan, 1962
        • Trans. and intro. J.W. Morris, The Wisdom of the Throne: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982.
        • Editions of Shaykh Ahmad's Commentary
        • al-Hikma = al-Ḥikma al-muta`āliyya f'īl-asfār al-aqliyyat al-arba`a 9 Vols. (Ed. M. Riḍā’ al-Muzaffr) Qum: Maktabat al-Muawaf, 1378 AH / 1958-59 CE.
        • Sh. Usul. = Sharḥ uṣūl al-kāfī.  3 vols. Intishārāt `Ilmī va Farhang. 1370Sh./1992.

        al-Fayḍ al-Kashānī, Mullā Muḥsin   (d. 1091/1680).

        • Mahajja = al-Maḥajja al-bayḍā' fī tahdhīb al-iḥyā’. ed. 'Alī Akbar al-GhaXarī, 8 vols. Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī. 1403/1984
        • `Ilm = `Ilm al-yaqīn fī Uṣūl al-dīn. 2 vols.  Dār al-balāgha. 1410/1990.
        • Nawadir = Nawādir al-akhbār fīmā yata`allaq bi-uṣūl al-dīn. Ed. Mahdi Ansārī. Tehran: Institute for Cultural Studies, 1375/1996. 
        • Mafatīḥ  al-sharā’i` 

        Ibn Isfandiyār, Kay Khusraw Fani Muhsin (d. c. XXX/1671-2)

        • Dabistān-i madhāhib. 2 vols. ed. Raḥīm Riḍā-zādIh Malik. Tehran: Kitābkhānah-yi Ṭahūrī, 1362/1983.
        •  Trans. by David Shea and Anthony Troyer as The Dabistan or School of Manners. Washington and London: Walter Dunne, 1901.

        Miscellany - Early Qajar Era.

        al-Ṭabaṭabā’ī, Sayyid Muḥammad Mahdī (= Baḥr al-`ulūm) (d. 1212/1797)

        • Rijāl al-Sayyid Baḥr al-`ulūm al-ma`rūf bi’l-fawā’id al-rijāliyya.  Najaf: Maktabat al-`Alamī  al-Ṭūsī wa’l-Baḥr al-`ulūm, n.d.

        Early Missionary  and related Bible Translations into Persian and Arabic.

        Henry Martyn

         

         

         

        Lee, S. 

        • 1824 Controversial Tracts on Christianity and Mohammedanism by the late Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D... and some of the most eminent writers of Persia translated and explained.  Cambridge: 1824..

        Wolff, Joseph (   -     ).

        • MJ = Missionary Journal and Memoir..  Rev & ed. John Bayford. New York:  E. Bliss & J. White, 1824  Vol.II-III.
        • RML = Researches and Missionary Labours among the Jews, Mohammedans and Other Sects. Philadelphia: Orin Rogers, 1837. 2nd ed. London:XXXX, 1835.

        Pfander, Carl. G. (1803-1865)

        •  Mîzân-ul-Haqq (= Mizān al-ḥaqq) (The Balance of Truth): originally written in German at Shusha in 1829.
        •  1st Arabic ed. published (?) at Shusha in 1835 (?) and later Jerusalem in 1865 and elsewhere including, [Kitāb] Iẓhār al-ḥaqq. 1st Arabic ed. Constantinople [Istanbul], 1280/1867.
        •  Kitāb Mīzān al-ḥaqq (Arabic), Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus., 1888.
        • 1st Persian ed. published at Shusha in 1836; 2nd Persian ed. Calcutta. 1839.
        •  1st English trans. 1866/7 = Mizan Ul Haqq; or Balance of Truth ... London: Church Missionary House, trans. R. H. Weakley. London: Church Missionary House, 1867.
        •  Revised by William St Clair-Tisdall (1859-1928) in 19XX and published as •
        •  Miftáḥu’l-Asrár (= Miftāḥ al-asrār) (“The Key to the Mysteries”): composed in German at Shusha in 1837.
        •  1st Persian ed. Calcutta, 1839; Agra, 1850.
        • `Translated and thoroughly revised’ by William St Clair-Tisdall (1859-1928) and published in 1912 as : Miftáḥu’l-Asrár (`The Key of Mysteries’), A Treatise on the Doctrine of the Trinity in Unity by the late Rev. Dr. Pfander, CMS., translated and thoroughly revised by The Rev. W St. Clair Tisdall, M.A., D.D., C.M.S. The Christian Literature Society for India. London, Madras and Colombo, 1912.
        •  Tarîq-ul-Hyât (= Tarīq al-ḥayāt) (“The Path of Life”): composed in German at Shusha in 1837 this work presents the Christian doctrine of salvation as contrasted with the Islamic notion of sin and sinfulness.
        • • 1st Persian ed. Calcutta, 1840
        •  4th ed. English trans. as Tariq-ul-hayat. A treatise on sin and redemption, with especial reference to the false views entertained by the Muhammadans on these doctrines’. London: 1862.
        •  Revised by William St Clair-Tisdall (1859-1928) in 19XX and published as

        Powell, A. A.

        • `Maulānā Rahmat Allāh Kairānawī and Muslim-Christian Controversy in India in the mid. 19th Century’ JRAS 1976/1, 42-63.
        •  1983 Contact and Controversy between Islam and Christianity in Northern India, 1833-1857: The Relations between Muslims and Protestant Missionaries in North-Western Provinces and Oudh. Ph.D Thesis, University of London, 1983.
        •  1993 Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India. Richmond: Curzon Press.

        Naraqī, Aḥmad ibn Muhammad Mahdī (d. 1244/1828-9)

        •  Sayf al-ummah wa-burhān al-millah (The Sword of the Community and Vindication of the Religion). Lithographed Ed. Tabriz, 1850 and n. p. [Tehran?], 1331/1912-3.

        SHAYKHI WRITINGS OF THE FIRST TWO SHAYKHI LEADERS

        Shakh Ahmad a- Ahsa'i  (d.1241/1826)

          al-Aḥsā’ī, Shaykh Aḥmad b. Zayn al-Dīn (d. near Medina, 1241/1826)

          • K.  Fawa’id  = Kitab al-Fawā'id al-Ḥikmiyya  ("The Book of the Scrutiny of Wisdom") 
          • K-`Ismat = K. al-`iṣmat. Beirut: Dār al-`Ālamīyya, 1414/1993.
          • K-Raj`a = K. Al-raja`a.  Beirut: al-Dār al-`Ālamiyya.  1414/1993.
          • MajR-30 = Majmu`at al-rasā'il min musnafat al-Shaykh.. Aḥmad. vol 30, Kirman: 2nd  ed.Kirman, n.d.
          • Kashkul = al-Kashkūl.  2 vols.  Mss. Alif-9 and Alif-10. Kerman: Shaykhī Library. Weisbaden: Harrasowitch.    
          • Jawāmi` al-kalim ("The Compendium of Discourse"). 2 vols. in 5 parts.  While vol.1 contains around 40 treatises (rasa'il) Vol. 2 has 52, often composite, multi-faceted works. The lithographed text was written in the script of `Abd al-Ḥamīd Rawḍa-Khān. A print run of   500 copies was made at the Tabriz located press of  Muhammad Tāqī Nakhjavānī.
          • JK = Jawāmi` al-kalim. Tabrīz: Muhammad Tāqī Nakhjavānī, 1273-76/1856-60. Vol.1 Pts. i, ii and iii.  1273/1856 & vol. 2 Pts. I and ii, 1276/1859-60.
          • Risāla fī jawāb ba`ḍi al-ikhwān min Iṣfahān (Epistle in Reply to some of the Brethren from Isfahan) in Majmū`at al-Rasā'il.. vol. 30  (Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, nd) pp.193-215. Trans. Lambden (ongoing): URL: http://www.hurqalya.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/SHAYKHISM/SA-Isfahanf.htm
          •  Rasā'il-SA = Rasā’il al-Shaykh [Ahmad al-Ahsa'i].[Kuwait] : Jami` al-Imam al-Sadiq, 1421/2000. A very rich compendium of  Arabic treatises of Shaykh Ahmad (probably all reprinted from the Jawāmi` al-kalim) opening with his exoteric and esoteric exegesis of the well-known tradition ascribed to the Prophet Muhammad, `man `arafa nafsahu faqad `arafa Rabbahu' ( Whoso knows his "Self" (nafs) will assuredly have known his Lord") (pp. 9-24).
          • R-Hikma = Rasā’il al-ḥikma.  Beirut: al-Dār al-`Ālamiyya.  1414/1993.
          • Sh-`Arshiyya = Sharḥ al-kitāb al-ḥikma al-`arshiyya ("Commentary upon the Book of the Wisdom of the Throne"). Lithograph 1st ed. in 2 vols. Vol.1 [Tabriz: ADD] 1271/ 1854-5 and vol. 2 [Tabriz: ADD, 1278-9/1861-2.
          • Sharḥ Kitab al-Hikmat al-`Arshiyya  2 vols. 2nd. ed. Kirmān: Sa`ada. n. d.
          •  Sharḥ al-`arshiyya… (Commentary upon the Wisdom of the Throne [of Mulla Sadr al-Din Shirazi] . 2nd ed. 2 vols. Kirmān: Matba`at al-Sa`adat. n.d.
          • Sh. Fawa’id = Sharḥ al fawā'id .  n.p. [Tabriz?] 1272/1856.
          • [Kitab] Sharḥ al-fawā'id  ("The [Book of] The Commentary upon the Scrutiny [of Wisdom]"). 1274/1858.
          • Sh-Masha’ir = Kitāb Sharḥ al-mashā'ir ("Commentary upon the Book of  Metaphysical Penetrations" [of Mulla Sadr al-Din Shirazi]):
          • Kitāb] Sharḥ al-Mashā`ir. Lithograph n. p. [Tehran?] 1277/1861.
          • [Kitāb] Sharḥ al-Mashā`ir  2nd ed. Kirman: Matba`at al-Sa`ada, 1408/1987??.
          • Kitāb al-mashā'ir. ed. and trans. Henri Corbin, Live des pénétrationes Métaphysiques. Tehran + Paris, 1964; also rep. 1982 = Tehran: Institut Francais d'Iranologie de Tehran [1968] + Paris: Librarie d'Amérique et d'Orient, A. Maisonneuve, rep. 1982 Kitāb-khānih: Tahūrī (= Bibliotheque Iranienne, Vol. 10).
          • Sh-Ziyara = Sharḥ al-ziyāra al-jāmi'a al-kabīra (A commentary on the Comprehensive Visitation Text"). An important phrase or word by word commentary of Shaykh Aḥmad upon the  weighty visitation prayer for  the (twelver)  Imams collectively by the tenth Imam `Alī al-Hadi (d. c. 214 [254] / 829 [868]). It is found, for example, in the following two important legalistic works of Ibn Babūya/ Babuwayh al-Qummī (d.381/991)  Man lā yahḍuru-hu al-faqīḥ ("For whomsoever is without access to a lawyer") and the [2] Tahdhīb al-aḥkām  (The Rectification of Judgments). ADD HERE
          • Sharh al-ziyāra ... Ramaḍan 1256 / Oct-Nov. 1840.... (= first edition?).
          • Sharh al-ziyāra. Tehran Lithograph ed. Mullā Muhammad Nizam al-`Ulamā. 4 vols. in 1. Ramadan, 1267 / July 1851  Camb. Univ. Lib.  S828.a.85.2 (Momen, BSBM1).
          • Sharh al-ziyāra .... 2 vols. in one. n.p. [Lithograph ed. Tabriz], 1276 / 1859.
          • Sharh al-ziyāra. 4 vol ed. Kirmān: Maṭba'at al-Sa'ādat, 1355-6 Sh./1976-7.
          • Sharḥ al-ziyāra al-jāmi'a al-kabīra., Tehran [1267/1850-51]; 4th ed., 4 vols. Kirmān, 1355-6/1976-7.
          • Sharḥ al-ziyāra al-jāmi'a al-kabīra. 4 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Mufīd, 1420/1999 and 1424/2003.
          •  
          • T-Tawhid = Tafsīr sūrat al-tawḥīd Tafsīr sūrat al-tawḥīd (Commentary on the Surah of the Divine Unity). This commentary was originally written in reply to Sayyid Muhammad Bakā'  and printed within vol.1 of the Jawāmi` al-kalim   as part of the Tafsīr Sūrat al-tawhīd wa āyat al-nūr. Its first part, the Tafsīr Sūrat al-tawḥīd is printed in a  2nd. ed. in the composite volume of collected Shaykhī  Tafsir works  entitled Majmū`a al-rasa'il al-hikma'  (Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`ada. Shawal, 1379/ March-April 1959-60). pp. 1-16.
          • T-Tawhid = Tafsīr sūrat al-tawḥīd.  2nd ed. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda. 1379/1959-60.Trans. Lambden (ongoing)
          • Risalat al-tawḥīd (The Treatise upon the Divine Unity).  Jāmi` al-Imam al-Sādiq, Dawlat al-Kuwait, 1422/2001.

          Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i and his successor Sayyid Kazim al-Husayni al-Rashti (d.1259/1843) were both influenced by the writings of Suhrawardī as was the Bab.

          • 1970 (ed. Nasr & Corbin ) Œuvres Philosophiques et Mystiques. Tome III. uvres en Persan. Tehran & Paris, 1970.
          • Hikmat = The Philosophy of Illumination. A New critical edition of of Ḥikmat al-Ishrāq with English translation, Notes, Commentary and Introduction.  John Walbridge and Hossein Ziai. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1999.
          • Hayakil = Hayakil al-Nūr. ed. Muhammad `Alī Abū Rayyān. Cairo: Grande Library Commerciale, 1377/1957.
          • 1999 The Philosophical Allegories and Mystical Treatises, (Persian+ English text) ed. & tr. W.M. Thackston. Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Pub. 1999.
          • Ishq = Fī ḥaqīqat al-`Ishq   (On the Reality of Love) text and tr. In Suhrawardi, 1999 (Treatise VI), 58-76.

          Rashtī, Sayyid Kāẓim (d.1259/1843).

          al-Khuṭba al-ṭutunjiyya (loosely, "The Sermon-Oration of the Gulf") attributed to Imam `Ali but seen by some as a ghuluww work. The Shaykhi leaders as well as the Bab and Baha'u'llah saw this medium length text (roughly 5 -6 pages) as divinely inspired. It was frequently referred to and cited by the Bab.

          • Sharḥ al-Khuṭba al-ṭutunjiyya [taṭanjiyya]. Tabriz, 1270/1853-4.
          • Sharḥ al-khuṭba al-ṭutunjiyya, 3 vols. ed. Ḥajji Mīrzā `Abd al-Rasūl al-Ihqāqī, Kuwait: Jami`a al-Imam al-Ṣādiq 1421/2001
          • Kh-TTNJ = Khuṭba al-Ṭutunjiyya [Ṭatanjiyya] (“The Sermon of the Gulf”)  in Rajab al-Bursi (d. c.  814 /1411), Mashāriq anwār al-yāqīn fī  asrār Amīr al-Mu`minīn,  Beirut: Dar al-Andalus, nd [199?], pp.ADD
          • Ziyāra al-jāmi`a al-kabīra (The Comprehensive Visitation Supplication). Relayed according to Ibn Babawayh al-Qummī from the tenth Imam `Alī al-Hadi = al-Nāqī (“The Pure One”) = Abū’l-Ḥasan `Alī ibn Muhammad (d. Samarrā’ 254/868) back to Imam `Alī. See in `Ali al-Hadī below. 
          •  Dalil = Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn. 2nd ed. 3rd printing 1423/2002
          •  Ḥujjat al-bāligha ("The Climactic Proof"). URL = 370
          •  Risāla fī sharh wa tafsīr ism Allāh al-a`ẓam. School of Oriental and African Studies Library. Ms. Ar. 92308 fol. 271a-74a.
          •  Sharh al-qāṣida al-lāmiyya. Tabrīz. 1270/1853.
          •  Sharh du`a' al-simāt wa … Sharḥ ḥadīth al-qadr. Beirut: Mu`assat Fikr al-Awḥad, (Syria [Damascus] al-Sayyida Zaynab). 1423/ 2002.
          •  
          •  Sharḥ āyāt al-Kursī. Mss. School of Oriental and African Studies Library. Ms. Ar. ADD.

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

          •  Izhāq al-bāṭil dar radd al-Bābiyya ("The Crushing of Falsehood in refutation of Bābism").Completed 12th Rajab 1261/17th July 1845.
          •  Izhāq al-bāṭil dar radd al-Bābiyya. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, 1392/1972.
          •  Risāla-yi tīr-i shihāb dar... ("The Treatise of the Piercing Meteor..."). Kirmān,1386/1966-7 where it is found within the Shaykhī produced compilation
          • Hidāyat al-ṭālibīn, 2nd ed., Kermān, 1380/1960
          • Husam = Husām al-dīn. 2 Kirmān: Sa`ādat 1353/1934-5.
          • Izhaq = Izhāq al-bāṭil dar radd al-Bābiyya ("The Crushing of Falsehood in refutation of Bābism"). Completed on 12th Rajab 1261/17th July 1845.
          • Izhāq al-bāṭil dar radd al-Bābiyya. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, 1392/1972 (277+2pp.).
          • K-Nusrat = K. Nuṣrat al-dīn. Kirmān: Sa`ada. n.d.  
          • Maj.R. = Majmu`at al-Rasá’il.  vol 61.  Kirman ( n.d.) 
          • Maj. R-F2 = Majmu`a al-rasā’il  Farsī.  Vol. 2 Kirmān: Sa`ada. n.d. 
          • Risāla fī sharḥ du`a' al-sahar.  Kirman: al-sa`áda, n.d.
          • Risāla fí jawāb al-Shaykh Ḥusayn ibn al-Shaykh Muhammad al-Mazīdī
          • al-Rukn al-rābī` (“The Fourth Pillar [Support])
          • Risāla dar jawāb-i Ḥājj Mullā Maḥmūd Niẓām-al-ʿOlamāʾ, Kermān, 1350/1931.
          • Risāla-yi ṭīr-i shihāb ("The Treatise of the Piercing Meteor") written1262/1846 in Majma' al-rasā'il-i Farsi 1, pp.162-242. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, 1386/1966-67.

          EARLY QAJAR ERA THEOLOGIANS, PHILOSOPHERS AND MYSTICS

          Kashifī, Ja`far ibn Abī Isḥāq Kashfi (d. 1851),

          The father of the Bābī martyr Sayyid Yaḥya Darābī, Vahid  (d. 1852 )

           

          Naraqi

           

          Zarandī, Mullā Muḥammad (Nabīl)  (d. Acre, [Palestine] 1892 CE).

          • Zarandí, Muhammad Nabīl-i (d. 1892)
          • Tarīkh  (1887-8) Tarīkh-i Zarandī  [unpublished]; 1932 ed. and trans. Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers : Nabíl’s Narrative, Wilmette, Illinois, USA: Bahá'í Publishing Trust. Rep. Add 1974.
          • See for the full text http://bahai-library.com/books/dawnbreakers
          • Tarīkh [DB] = The Dawn-Breakers: Nabil's Narrative of the Early Days of the Bahá'í Revelation. Trans. and ed. by Shoghi Effendi [SE*].  Wilmette:  BPT, 1974
          • Mathnavi-yi Nabīl-i Zarandī . Rep. 1st ed. Cairo: Muḥiyy al-Dīn Ṣabrī Kurdī, 1924, Bahā’ī Verlag: Hofheim, 152 Badī`/ 1995.
          • Tarīkh [= Dawn-Breakers] ed. and trans. (Part I) Shoghi Effendi as `The Dawn-Breakers: Nabil’s Narrative of the Early Days of the Baha’i Revelation’. Wilmette: Baha’i Pub. Trust., 1st ed. 1932 . Many later editions, 1974.