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Author: Shihabuddin al Suhrawardi
Interpreted by: Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al Jerrahi
Publisher: Fons Vitae
Year: 1998
Pages: 121
Printed: USA
ISBN: 1-887752-15-3
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 205 gr.
Description: The twelfth-century Sufi Shihabuddun Yahya Al-Suhrawardi (1155-11 91 A.D., 549-587 A.H.) was the founder of the Illuminationist or Ishraqi school, a philosophy of “light” or intellectual intuition, influenced by Platonism, Hermeticism, and, especially, the teachings of Persian Sufi masters. Born in Azerbaijan, Suhrawardi spent most of his adult life in Persia, where he died at the age of 38, after being imprisoned by the authorities for his beliefs. He is the author of over 50 works in Arabic and Persian, including the treatise presented here and the work that is conside red his masterpiece, Hikmat al-ishraq (The Theosophy of Illumination).
“How do souls differ from one another in the eternal realm?” This and other related matters are addressed in Suhrawardi’s treatise, Hayakal al-Nur, which is arranged in seven categories called “Forms of Light.” Points considered in this volume include the limitations of man’s senses and his true or theomorphic essence; the nature and levels of the human soul and the various realms or Centers, the Nur al Muhammadi or Absolute Mind, as well as Ordinary Mind and Divine Mind, the nature of the firmaments; and the meaning of pleasure and pain.


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