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Author Malik, Hamza, author.

Title The grey falcon : the life and teaching of Shaykh 'Abd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī / by Hamza Malik
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 251 pages)
Series Islamic history and civilization, studies and texts ; Volume 155
Islamic history and civilization ; v. 155
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Setting the scene: Baghdad around the time of Jilani -- 3. The life of Shaykh 'Abd al_Qadir al-Jilani -- 4. Theology I: the Hanbali foundation -- 5. Theology II: Names and nomenclature -- 6. Sufism I: Reading the Ghunya -- 7. Sufism II: The path to the truth -- 8. The figure of Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani -- Concluding remarks
Summary In The Grey Falcon, Hamza Malik offers an account of the life and teaching of the twelfth century scholar and Sufi of Baghdad, and eponym of the Qadiri order, Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (1077-1166). The question of whether Jilani was a Sufi, or simply a scholar appropriated by later Sufis as has been sometimes suggested, is tackled through an analysis of his three most popular works, the Ghunya li Talibi Tariq al-Haqq, the Futuh al-Ghayb, and the Fath al-Rabbani. Malik identifies and presents Jilani's Sufi thought and theological stance, and furthermore attempts to paint a picture of the character and personality of Jilani, as might be ascertained solely from the works analysed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 27, 2018)
Subject ʻAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, -1166
ʻAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, -1166.
Qādirīyah members -- Biography.
Qādirīyah members.
RELIGION / Islam / General.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018037519
ISBN 9004383697