Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Manuscript Collections and Transnational Ulema Editors of the Twentieth Century (3)


Salih al-Jaʿfari (seated on left, 1910-1979), editor of the complete works of Ahmad b. Idris al-Fasi (founder of the Muhammadiyya Sufi order, 1760-1837)

Grand Imam of al-Azhar (and Sorbonne graduate in philosophy, class of 1940) Abd al-Halim Mahmud (seated on right, 1910-1978), editor of al-Qushayri's (986-1074) "Epistle on Sufism," "The Aphorisms" of Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari al-Shadhili (1259-1310),  "The Book of Truthfulness" by Abu Saʿid al-Kharraz (d. 899), "The Knowledge of the Spiritually Learned" by al-Suhrawardi (1145-1234), and "Obeying God's Rights" by Harith al-Muhasibi (781-857)

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