"The Unveiling of Secrets" ("Kashf al-Asr-r") is the visionary autobiography of one of the most significant mystics of twelfth-century Iran, Ruzbihan Baqli (522/1128-606/1209). Written in Arabic, it describes the life of the author primarily as ...
comprised of his mystical visions. Ruzbihan depicts himself in the unseen world (lam al-ghayb) in the company of God, saints, prophets, and angels. His self-portrait in this manner communicates his special status with God. The sublime quality of these visions is well captured in the style of "Kashf al-Asrr": the writing is simultaneously simple and clear, but eloquent and rich with extraordinary images. This is the first critical edition of the manuscipt of "Kashf al-Asr r" which provides an intriguing case in the genre of Islamic autobiographies.
Number of pages: 192
Date of publication: 15/11/2005
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