HUSSAIN BIN MANSOOR HALLAJ PDF

His Sufi thoughts could not be understood by the Ulema and the general Muslims in the right perspective and he was declared guilty of Kufr. But a study of the political situation of the time shows that he was killed for political reasons, and not for his claim of being God. Hussain was born in a village called Tur near Sheraz in Iran in A. He received religious education in Wasta where his family had migrated for economic reasons.

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His father had become a Muslim and may have supported the family by carding wool. During his adolescence c. During the next period of his life c. He made a pilgrimage to Mecca , where he followed a strict discipline for a year. In the course of his journeys he attracted many disciples , some of whom accompanied him on a second pilgrimage to Mecca.

Following a third pilgrimage to Mecca, he again returned to Baghdad c. His thought and activity had been provocative and had been interpreted in various ways, some of which left him highly suspect in the eyes of civil and religious authorities.

The former are those who, in the moment of ecstasy , are so overcome by the presence of the divine that awareness of personal identity is lost and who experience a merging with ultimate reality. Such a statement was highly inappropriate in the view of most Muslims. The long, drawn-out trial proceedings were marked by indecision. A large crowd witnessed his execution. He is remembered to have endured gruesome torture calmly and courageously and to have uttered words of forgiveness for his accusers.

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His father had become a Muslim and may have supported the family by carding wool. During his adolescence c. During the next period of his life c. He made a pilgrimage to Mecca , where he followed a strict discipline for a year. In the course of his journeys he attracted many disciples , some of whom accompanied him on a second pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Execution of Husain Ibn Mansur Al-hallaj

A Sufi poet, teacher and philosopher, Hallaj was executed on the orders of an Abbasside caliph for uttering these words, taken to mean Hallaj as claiming himself to be God. After more than a decade of imprisonment, Hallaj was eventually executed publically in Baghdad in the year He is seen by many as a revolutionary writer and teacher of his time, when practices of mysticism were not meant to be shared publically. Yet he remains a controversial figure, revered by Rumi, hated by many, he was labeled an intoxicated Sufi and is still read today. The play is written by Peter Farbridge and Soheil Parsa and directed by the latter. The story of Hallaj 10th November Dawn. Comments 5 Closed Popular Newest Oldest.

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