A Sufi Martyr: The Apologia of ‘Ain al-Qudat al-Hamadhani

Philosophy, Religious Religion, General Religion, Islam, General

Philosophy, Religious

Originally published in 1969.

This volume was composed by an eminent Sufi mystic whilst in prison in Baghdad, awaiting execution, in a vain attempt to overthrow his sentence; he was put to death in AD 1311 at the age of 33. This apologia is a document of great poignancy, composed in most elegant Arabic and translated with the customary skill and elegance for which A J Arberry became so well-known.