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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Mansur Al-Hallaj – Wikipedia

Lawrencewith whom he had several friendly interviews among others on the Handbook for Arabiawhich served as an example for his own Annuaire du Monde Musulman. The drama and fervency of this certainly comes through even in the present louus. Al-Hallaj developed a profound relation with rank and file of society, his religious influence also on the notables and intellectual elites of society was suspectly viewed by the Abbasid considering it an open menace and challenge to their tyrannical and despotic rule.

His occupation was carder Hallaj in arabic woolen-cotton flaxer, like his father he moved frequently with his father to the towns of textile center. Louis Massignon et le dialogue des cultures.

He massinon 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.

It was criticized by many as giving prominence to a relatively marginal figure in Islam: It is also rooted in the life of Jesus Christ, “who asked for hospitality and died on a cross”, thereby accepting even the violence of his executioners. Massignon died on October 30, and was buried on November 6 in PordicBrittany. The Kashmir was important intellectual center, where Hindus and Turkish Buddhists of neighbouring allied state of Ghandhara mingled with foreign scholars like Al-Hallaj.


The fol- lowing example by no means unusual from page 91 illustrates many of these criticisms: Encyclopedia of Islam, 2nd ed. Whether ultimately it will be a satisfying experience for the general reader is another question. In his teen age Al-Hallaj was profoundly arabcized and influenced by the education of Hanbilite school of thought.

Archived from the original on Old Namara inscription Pre-Islamic Arabic inscriptions.

Hallaj criticizes the staleness of his adoration Mason, After uallaj to his family in Baghdad, al-Hallaj began making proclamations that aroused popular emotion and caused anxiety among the educated classes. This situation of captivity, and the experience of Muslim spirituality, also brought about his conversion to Christianity: 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 of his master for ,assignon years as it was the custom to serve the master who accepts a disciple.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. He was the first western scholar to introduce Al-Hallaj to the western christian world. While firmly rooted in Catholic faith, Massignon was inspired by Islamic theology and practice as well, which made him a very independent thinker in religious matters, while he avoided any kind of heresy. He focused increasingly on the work of Mahatma Gandhiwhom he considered a saint.

His other research work has been also published in the form of various books after his death. He even showed great admiration for some of Islam’s saints, especially for al-Hallaj. May Learn how and when loui remove this template message. Thus, his conversion provided a firm basis for his lifelong association with the latter.


Indeed, the problem with the “two spirits in one body” language is that it does not affirm union and unity strongly enough; there are two spirits left whereas the Sufi fana’ texts speak of utter annihilation and annihilation in annihilation the annihilation of the consciousness of annihilationwith only one actor, the deity, left.

Mansur Al-Hallaj

After World War IIwhile still remaining active as a scholar, his focus of attention shifted to political action to help Muslims and Arab Christians. Satan’s monotheistic claim—that he refused to bow before an other-than. He also believed in the power of intercession —i. I saw my Lord with the eye of the massignonn I asked, ‘Who are You? Among other Sufis, Al-Hallaj was an anomaly.

Next Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Remember me on massignob computer. The supporters of Mansur have interpreted his statement as meaning, “God has emptied me of everything but Himself. His first name was Al-Husayan and his father name was Mansur, his grand father was a zoroastrian.

The famous four-volume study was abridged by its English transla- tor, a student and friend of Massignon himself, Professor Herbert Mason. History of Iranian Literature. The authors are a photographer-writer team who have collaborated in the publication of a lousi of books on folk-art traditions in the Americas.