The Lamp of Mysteries - Misbah al Asrar : New,
'A Commentary on the Light Verse of the Qur'an'
*[A5] Paperback - 152 pages,
Bilingual; English & Arabic ;- 40 pages Arabic,
by Shaykh Isma'il Rusukhi al-Anqarawi,
Translated and Edited by Bilal Kuspinar,
*Published by Anqa Publishing.
Back in Stock : November 2018,
This book unearths a hidden treasure from the golden age of Ottoman scholarship, an original Arabic commentary by Ismaʿil al-Anqarawi on the Light (Nur
) Verse of the Qur'an, presented here in English for the first time.
A devoted follower of Mawlana Rumi and Shaykh Ibn al-ʿArabi, Anqarawi was a highly influential figure in the 17th-century Ottoman world. Perhaps best known as a charismatic and beloved shaykh of the Sufi Mawlawi (Mevlevi
) order, he was also a renowned author. The Lamp of Mysteries reveals profound insights into the famous and mysterious Light Verse.
Bilal Kuşpınar has also provided a detailed account of Anqarawi’s life and works, an analysis of the Commentary, and a critical edition of the Arabic text.
‘Wherever we set foot, it was Your street.Table of Contents
Whatever corner we turned, it was Your name in the air.
We said, ‘Surely there must be a road leading elsewhere?’
But every road we found, it led to You.’
---Acknowledgements,Part I : Overview
---An Introduction to Isma'il Rusukhi Anqarawi,
------His role and place in Ottoman intellectual milieu,
------His major works.
---A review of Misbah al-Asrar
------The objective of the work,
------The date of its composition,
------A general analysis of the Misbah
------Brief descriptions of the manuscripts.
Part II : Translation of The Lamp of Mysteries
---Chapter . On the nature of light,
---Chapter . On the lamp, the niche and the glass,
------The world of intellect,
------The world of sense-perception,
------The world of rational souls.
---Chapter . On the blessed olive tree,
---Chapter . On guidance from the beginning to the end.
---Index of terms,
---Index of names.Part III : Critical edition of the Arabic text of Misbah al-Asrar,
(begins at the end of the book).
Also see Shaykh ibn al-'Arabi
Also see Sufism
Dimensions : 21 x 14.8cm.
NB: Off-mint condition.*