According to Louis Massignon Al-Hallaj was born around AD in Tur a small town of Bayda district, in the center of the southern Iran,which. Abridged from the four-volume The Passion of al-Hallaj, one of the major Louis Massignon (), France’s most celebrated Islamic specialist in this. Louis Massignon (25 July – 31 October ) was a Catholic scholar of Islam and a . Louis Gardet, his friend and colleague, assisted in the posthumous edition of Louis Massignon’s work La passion de Hussayn Ibn Mansûr an-Hallâj.

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Encyclopedia of Islam, 2nd ed. Smithsonian Institution Press, Chapter 1 is maassignon homage to the Prophet Muhammad, for example, while Chapters 4 and 5 are treatments of the Prophet’s heavenly ascent ot Mi’raj.

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Mansur Al-Hallaj

This article has multiple issues. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Many Sufi masters felt that it was inappropriate to share mysticism with the masses, yet Al-Hallaj openly did so in his writings and through his teachings. Namara inscription Pre-Islamic Arabic inscriptions. Central Asia and Middle Eastquote: The concept of mystical substitution was first suggested to Massignon by Huysmans ‘ biography of Saint Lydwine of Schiedam”whose life exemplified the writer’s belief that one could atone for the sins of others by offering up one’s suffering on their behalf.

There are also scores of Arabic technical words, and sometimes whole phrases are transliterated without accompanying translation. History of Iranian Literature.

This is a simplistic answer to a more intricate question raised by a key passage in Ghazali’s d.

The Views of Louis Massignon about the Life of Al-Hallaj

It was an editorial mistake to forgo a glossary and index and at least some basic bibliograph- ical references and brief explanatory footnotes. He made it clear that he halllaj not hope for success in all his areas of action, but that, first and formeost, he wanted to bear witness to Truth and Justice, just as Jesus Christ had done.


You are commenting using your WordPress. Likewise, his great openness for Islam was seen with skeptical eyes by many Catholics. When Al-Hallaj was 16 years old, he met a spiritual teacher, Sahl, who accepted him as his disciple and Al-Hallaj remained on the disposal jallaj his master for two years as it was the custom to serve the master who accepts a disciple.

Massignon’s work raises questions about the name and nature of scholarship in general. Al-Hallaj was also accused for secretly keeping relation and having sympathies for Qarmathians, for which he was accused to facilitated with accomplices oluis visiting their centers, in Kufa and Darul Hajira.

This situation of captivity, and the experience of Muslim spirituality, also brought about his conversion to Christianity: Among other Sufis, Al-Hallaj was an anomaly.

Al-Hallaj confronted a difficult situation after his marriage with daughter of Abu Yaqub Aqta, who was also in closed terms with Amr Makki the spiritual master of Al-Hallaj. In the s, Francis of Assisi played a great role in his life: Next Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: He was said to have “lit four hundred oil lamps in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre with his finger and extinguished an eternal Zoroastrian flame with the tug of a sleeve.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Instead, in Januaryhe married a cousinMarcelle Dansaert-Testelin. Only at the end of the book does Karamustafa suggest the possibility of economic factors behind this phenomenon, but in his view, “[t]he question is highly intriguing, yet the absence of a critical mass of scholarly work on the economic history of Islamdom during the period in question makes it difficult if not impossible to answer” p.

Louis Massignon – Wikipedia

One might infer from this the existence of a nearly two-century decalage between the spread of institutional Sufism and the “prolifera- tion” of the “socially deviant” dervish groups. This indirectly allowed Massignon to be closer to Arab Christians and Muslims alike.


Chapter 6 is the longest of the chapters and is devoted to a dialogue of Satan Iblis and God, where Satan refuses to bow to Adam, although God asks him to do so. After he had been crucified and ,ouis, the water of the Massinon begin to rise relentlesslyso Baghdad was on haplaj point of being inundated, when the Caliph saw the disaster and inquired in a panic,did Hallaj say any ththing about inundation of Baghdad, the person explained what Hallaj has given prophecy about ominious situation in Baghadad.

The Passion of Al-Hallaj: Mystic and Martyr of Islam – Louis Massignon – Google Books

Al-Hallaj was popularly credited with numerous supernatural acts. Remember me on this computer. During his stay in Basara, he met one important person, Abu Yaqub Aqta, who was also Khatib secretary of Junnaid, he was very much impressed of the rigorous asceticism of Al-Hallaj, and arranged marriage of his daughter with him. Waardenburg gave the following synthesis of Massignon’s precepts: As a Massignnon Catholic, he could be ordained as massignn priest although he was married yet it was not for this reason that he had had himself transferred to Greek Catholicism.

However, he believed that the actions of man, when performed in total accordance with God’s pleasure, lead to a blissful unification with Him. He did not only disapprove the marriage, also become very furious and begin to hate his famous disciple Al-Hallaj.