By Louis Massignon
This English variation of Massignon's philological paintings at the origins of the technical language of Islamic mysticism accommodates the corrections from 1954 variation and up-to-date references. It concentrates at the improvement of the phrases utilized by 10th-century mystic and poet al-Hallaj.
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His fame in medieval Europe stems from his work on judicial astronomy. Albubather (A. Ibn al-Khasib*, Abu Bakr): astrologer of Persian origin; ixth c. His fame rests on an extract from a sort of astrological encyclopaedia. Albumasar (A. Abu Mashar* al-Balkhi*): Arab astrologer from Balkh; ca. 790886. He wrote several works on astrology, some of which were translated into Latin with such titles as Introductorium in astronomiam Albumasaris Abalachii, De magnis coniunctionibus, and Flores astrologiae.
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Afridi: name of a large Pathan tribe on the northwest frontier of Pakistan. Their territory straddles the Khyber Pass. Afsharids: Oghuz dynasty which ruled in Persia from 17361795. It was founded by Nadir Shah Afshar. Afyon (Afyun Qara Hisar): town in western Turkey. Its name comes from the rich production of opium (A. afyun*) in the district. The town came into Turkish hands in 1209. Aga (T. Agha/Aqa*): title given in the Ottoman Empire, up to the Reform Period, to persons employed in a military post, and as such contrasted with Efendi.