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The mystery of prayer : the ascension of the wayfarers and the prayer of the gnostics

Author: Ruhollah Khomeini; Sayyid Amjad H Shah Naqavi
Publisher: Leiden : Brill, [2015]
Series: The Modern Shi'ah Library, 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sayyid Amjad Hussain Shah Naqavi's annotated scholarly translation of Ayatollah Khomeini's 'The Mystery of Prayer' brings to light a rarely studied dimension of an author better known for his revolutionary politics. Writing forty years before the Islamic revolution, Khomeini shows a formidable level of insight into the spiritual aspects of Islamic prayer. Through discussions on topics such as spiritual purity, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruhollah Khomeini; Sayyid Amjad H Shah Naqavi
ISBN: 9789004298149 9004298142 9789004298347 9004298347
OCLC Number: 909249924
Description: XL, 166 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Title: The Modern Shi'ah Library, 1
Responsibility: by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ; introduction and translation by Sayyid Amjad H. Shah Naqavi.

Abstract:

Sayyid Amjad Hussain Shah Naqavi's annotated scholarly translation of Ayatollah Khomeini's 'The Mystery of Prayer' brings to light a rarely studied dimension of an author better known for his revolutionary politics. Writing forty years before the Islamic revolution, Khomeini shows a formidable level of insight into the spiritual aspects of Islamic prayer. Through discussions on topics such as spiritual purity, the presence of the heart before God, and the stations of the spiritual wayfarer, Khomeini elucidates upon the nature of reality as the countenance of the divine. Drawing upon scriptural sources and the Shi'ah intellectual and mystical tradition, the subtlety of the work has led to it being appreciated as one of Khomeini's most original works in the field of gnosis.
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