Edward Badeen (ed.)

Edward Badeen (ed.) Ākām al-marjān fī aḥkām al-jānn

Ākām al-marjān fī aḥkām al-jānn

Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Shiblī

Orient Institut Beirut

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Language: Arabic, English
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ISBN 9783879977000
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Biblio­theca Isla­mica Vol. 57

Ākām al-marjān fī aḥkām al-jānn (The Hills of Precious Pearls Concer­ning the Legal Ordi­nances of the Jinn) is the first critical edition of the most compre­hen­sive mono­graph about Jinn and their legal ordi­nances in Islam, written by Badr al-Dīn al-Shiblī, a jurist and judge of the 14th century CE. The text gives an over­view of all reli­gious, deno­mi­na­tional and philo­so­phical theo­ries and ordi­nances about the Jinn, Iblīs and all types of satanic crea­tures. It also contains numerable stories and anec­dotes of kidnap­ping, intermar­riage between humans and jinn, sorcery and much more. A reader can get a clear idea of the variety of subjects discussed in this book by merely looking at the titles of the 140 chap­ters. and worked mostly in Mecca where he died in 686/1287. He was a renowned Shafi’i and Maliki jurist as well as a famous Sufi master. He is best known for his attacks on monadic Sufism, in parti­cular Ibn Sabʿīn who died in Mecca 668 or 669 / between 1269 and 1271. The edited text is a pole­mical refu­ta­tion of contem­porary Sufi practices, which in Qasṭallān’s eyes contra­dicted the true nature of taṣawwuf. The edition of the text is based on three manu­scripts, one from Damascus, two from Istanbul. It was prepared by Dr Ahmad Gomaa Abd al-Hamid, who is a rese­ar­cher at al-Azhar Univer­sity in Cairo. He holds a docto­rate in editing and manu­script sciences from the Insti­tute of Arab Rese­arch and Studies (IARS) of the Arab League. Curr­ently he works on a project editing the collected works on taṣawwuf by al-Suyūtī, of which two volumes have been published.
The author of this text is Badr al-Dīn Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Shiblī, a famous Hanafi jurist, born in Damascus in 712/1312, who died in Tripoli in today’s Lebanon in the year 769/1367. Beside the Akām al-marjān, his best-known work is a collec­tion of “first occur­rences”, entitled Maḥāsin al-wasāʾil fī maʿrifat al-awāʾil.
This critical and fully voca­lized edition is based upon the earliest five manu­scripts of this text. More­over, all book titles, authors and autho­ri­ties mentioned in this work, as well as quota­tions, verses and tech­nical terms were iden­ti­fied and if necessary explained in the critical appa­ratus. Exten­sive and detailed indices make this volu­mi­nous text easily acces­sible.

Dr. Edward Badeen, the editor of the text, taught Arabic and Islamic studies at several Swiss and German univer­si­ties. He has published studies on Islamic mysti­cism and theo­logy and edited Arabic manu­scripts on history, mysti­cism, and theo­logy.