Muslim Spain gave rise to two unusual figures in the mystical tradition of Islam: Ibn Masarra (//) and Ibn al-ʿArabī (//). Muslim Spain gave rise to two unusual figures in the mystical tradition of Islam: Ibn Masarra and Ibn al- Arab. Representing, respectively, the beginning and the. b.,Abd All¯ ah al-Jabal¯ı, known as Ibn Masarra, was born in Cordoba in / His father,Abd All¯ah traveled to the East, and had been to .

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He is the first, prior to everything that has limit and end. It becomes evident that if this other were like the contingent things, it too would be contingent. His contempla- tion does not move from one phenomenon to another disjointedly, but rather arranges creation in a cohesive, interdependent sequence which progresses from the lowest to the highest.

The more the contemplator observes, the more he sees, and the more he sees, the stronger he becomes in conviction, divine aid, certitude and beholding. He will show you His entire kingdom: They deviated from it and were lost in wildernesses with no light.

Ibn Masarra, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah (883–931)

They all lead to one source. Stroumsa, The polemic of Nestor the Priest, vol. Madelung, The advent of the Fatimids: Munk and alat al-h. The inner meanings in the sciences can be learned through the science of letters. The material gathered by Altmann makes evident the neoplatonic provenance of this image. This dis- tinction transpires especially from the very last lines of Book of letters, Ja,far, p.

The beginnings of mystical philosophy in al-Andalus know His decree. It must therefore be higher, greater and nobler than her.

Ibn Masarra

O peo- ple, Worship your Lord who created you and those who preceded you, so that you may fear Him, Who spread down the earth for you, and built above you the sky, and made water descend from the sky; by this water he brought forth crops to provide for you Q 2: The verse continues to say that despite the sameness of the water, God made some food irrigated by it more excellent than mawarra Contents Article Summary masarrra locked.


Ibn Masarra admits, however, that the philosophers and the ancients had attained the knowledge of the true One well before the age of prophecy and without its mediation, a position not acceptable to the religious scholars.

Indeed, the notion of mental roaming is even more central in Ibn T. There we find, for in, the following similar Hence he lifts his mental gaze upwards and there, too, he finds plurality: H Jewish commentaries to Sefer Yetzira.

Finally, lower than the Great Soul is the Physical Soul al-nafs al-tabi’iyawhich is completely immersed in corporeality and is the efficient cause of corporeal beings. The thrust of his philosophy was to show the agreement between reason and revelation.

Therefore, while confirming this, they ask refuge from hell-fire, saying: I have therefore resolved to validate this and illustrate it.

Unlike the pseudo-Empedocles, who conceived ib love and discord as the driving force of creation, Ibn Masarra talked about capacity and power designating them as truth haqq Surah 2: In it He brought together and separated, made manifest and repeated, in accordance with the position of all this for the benefit that this entails for His servants and for His revival of their hearts.

From this power understanding, knowledge, insights and the whole proof spring forth. What lies beyond the intellect, although it encompasses it in some way, is totally transcendent: Gobillot, La conception originelle: The beginnings of mystical philosophy in al-Andalus ——. Since nature cannot do this, he concludes that nature t. It is masarar, restricted to boundaries which it cannot transgress, and enclosed within a limit which it cannot cross. All beings are divided into four categories, some nobler than others in accordance with the following scheme.

They find that contemplation bears testimony to the prophetic message and verifies it; they find the prophetic message in agreement with contemplationwith no contradiction between them. The philosophy of the Kalam.


Your Lord is God who created you and those before you: Strangely enough, Ibn Masarra concludes from that relationship the finitude or creation of the attributes. For Ibn Masarra fit. God splits the seed and the date-stone, He brings out the mmasarra out of the dead, and the dead out of the living Q 6: The guide of the perplexed, translated by Sh.

Ibn Masarra does not use this term for the emanation of the intellect upon the soul.

Eyes do not perceive Him Q 6: But a comprehensive in-depth analysis and overview of his thought, anchored in these texts, has remained a desideratum. Transformed into an ascetic society, his disciples first in Cordova and later in Almeria put into practice his Sufi and esoteric teachings. Since then, these two texts have been published and republished.

It was accorded a certain power which it cannot exceed, and is powerless regarding what lies beyond it. His success came from a Socratic style of pedagogy as well as a charismatic personality and skill in communication.

For the attribute al-mukhas. The Sufi path of knowledge.

Ibn Masarra, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ()

Prolegomena to a criti- cal edition. Ginzberg, The legends of the Jews, vol. Ibn Masarra may have in mind this well-known h. Elements which are often identified with these systems undoubtedly feed masarrw his thought, but what is discerned most prominently is the great influence upon him of the particular neoplatonic trends known mostly by means masatra such sources as the Longer Version of the pseudo-Aristotle preserved in Judaeo-Arabic.

Madrid, ; English translation by E.