A Sufi Martyr: The Apologia of 'Ain al-Qudat al-Hamadhani, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Sufi Martyr

The Apologia of 'Ain al-Qudat al-Hamadhani, 1st Edition

By A.J. Arberry


102 pages

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Originally published in 1969.

This volume was composed by an eminent Sufi mystic whilst in prison in Baghdad, awaiting execution, in a vain attempt to overthrow his sentence; he was put to death in AD 1311 at the age of 33. This apologia is a document of great poignancy, composed in most elegant Arabic and translated with the customary skill and elegance for which A J Arberry became so well-known.

Table of Contents

Introduction. A Treatise Entitled Complaint of a Stranger Exiled from Home 1. Of Faith in God and His Attributes 2. Of Faith in Prophethood 3. Of Faith in the Next World

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Islam / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies