Spiritual Gems : The Mystical Qur'an Commentary Ascribed to Jafar al-Sadiq as contained in Sulami's Haqaiq al-Tafsir from the text of Paul Nwyia,*[A5+] Paperback - 340 pages,Translated & Annotated by Farhana Mayer,Published by Fons Vitae (USA),Contains extensive footnotes.Description :This corpus of exegetical comments constitutes arguably the earliest extant mystical commentary on the Qur'an. It was preserved and transmitted by the Sufis of the early centuries of Islam, and is found in the fourth/tenth through fifth/eleventh century compendium compiled by al-Sulami, may Allah have mercy upon him, (d. 412/1021), in which Hadrat Imam Jaʿfar al-Sadiq, may Allah be pleased with him, is one of the most frequently cited authorities.Spiritual Gems is the first ever English of this important corpus from al-Haqaiq. Complete with analytical introduction and scholarly notes, the book contains a detailed exposition of the methods and levels of scriptural interpretation used in this commentary and of the cognate ontological continuity between the levels of the human microcosm.The spirituality of this text is a deeply mystical encounter with the truths enunciated by philosophy and religion. In addition to surmounting temporal differences, the inner landscape of the commentary rises above formal differences; by virtue of its universal message, it is as relevant today as it was in earlier times. Spiritual Gems : Is only a partial translation/tafsir of the Qur'an.More Qur'an in English.Also see Ahl al-Bayt (The Prophetic Household).