Kashf-ul-Mahjoob (کشف المحجوب), or Kashf al-Mahjub, is the first ever Persian book written on the philosophy and practice of Tasawwuf (Islamic. The Kashf al-Mahjub (The Revelation of the Veiled) of Ali b. ‘Uthman al-Jullabi Hujwiri. An early Persian Treatise on Sufism (Old) (Persian Edition) (Persian). Editorial Reviews. About the Author. translated by Reynold A Nicholson : The Kashf al-Mahjub (The Revelation of the Veiled) of Ali b. ‘ Uthman.

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He was renowned for his mortifications and for his convincing eluci dation of mystical truths. Mahjib man is united to God when God holds him in honour, and separated from God when God holds him in contempt. A certain Shaykh relates that one night he dreamed of the Prophet and said to him: How can a doctrine whose principles require to be corroborated with so much caution be followed and imitated? This is a clear explanation of the superiority of poverty to wealth. He had a firm belief in the principles of religion, and his creed was approved by all the divines.

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As soon as thou hast renounced thyself, all mankind are necessary for the fulfilment of the will of God; and as soon as thou hast turned to God, thou art necessary for the accomplishment of the decree of God. Afterwards he returned to Kufa, where he associated with Abu Hanifa. Both Ibrahim Khawwas and Ibrahim Shaybani were pupils of his.



The Kashf al-Mahjub

This is all that I have heard about Abu Hazim. Yahya held the doctrine that wealth is superior to poverty.

Now that the Apostle has commanded you, obey his orders. Nuri was the companion of Junayd and the disciple of Sari.

The Kashf al-mahjúb, the oldest Persian treatise on Súfiism

Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. He swore that he had spoken the truth. He was one of the great men of Balkh and one of the ancient Shaykhs of Khurasan, a disciple of Shaqiq and the teacher of Ahmad Khadruya.

He was the chief Shaykh of Baghdad in his time. He was subtle in the use of symbolism, wherefore one of the moderns says: He is the well-known biographer mahujb the Saints. Others take no thought of reward or punishment in the next world, any more than of ostentation and reputation in this world, but act solely from reverence for the commandments of God. He was perfect in every branch of science, and spoke with authority on a, jurisprudence, and ethics.

Urdu Book – Kashf-al-Mahjub; Pure

Let him be occupied with himself in order that he may see learning kwshf, and let him turn from himself to God in order that he may see gnosis everywhere. The Shambhala Guide to Sufism. His sayings on the verities of Sufism are original and exquisite.


Therefore thou art all mankind in regard to thyself: I perceived that the sacred law concealed a mystery under the superficial forms which are followed by the vulgar. Whoever is detained by a created thing from that which is uncreated, is without nahjub and value.

CHAPTER XI of Kashf al-Mahjub

His biographers relate that for forty years he never slept; then he fell asleep and dreamed of God. L, I, and J. Ruwaym doubtless gave this answer in reference to the inward state of the questioner, which he truly diagnosed, or it may be that God had temporarily allowed him to fall into that condition, and that he described himself as he then was in reality. He had seen Fudayl and consorted with him.

And it is related that kaahf said: Therefore we leave him to the judgment of God, and honour him according to the tokens of the Truth which we have found him to possess. He had a blameless spiritual life and enjoyed perfect communion with God.

I remained four years in the desert, and God was giving me my daily bread without any exertion on my part. He is the author of subtle precepts and fine sayings on various branches of the mystical science.