Beyond Death: The Mystical Teachings of ʿAyn al-Quḍāt al-Hamadhānī

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BRILL, 2010 M04 27 - 256 pages
ʿAyn al-Quḍāt al-Hamadhānī (d. 1131) is a defining mystic of medieval Iran whose teachings influenced many Iranian and Indian scholars after him. A major focus in his work is his approach to death as a state of consciousness. Drawing on medieval manuscripts and primary sources, this book offers insight on this mystic and his perception of death.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter OneAyn alQudäts Life Heritage and Heresy
9
Chapter TwoLonging for the Homeland
46
Chapter ThreeDeath and Visions of the Unseen
75
Chapter FourAppearance and Reality
133
Chapter Fivese Legacy of Ayn alQuThït
163
Chapter SixSama
191

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