Nāṣir-i-Khusrow and cosmic hierarchies in Ismā ‘ilism: translation of the 67th section of khwān al-ikhwān (the Feast of the Brethren)

Nāṣir-i-Khusrow and cosmic hierarchies in Ismā 'ilism: translation of the 67th section of khwān al-ikhwān (the Feast of the Brethren)The following piece was summarized by Henry Corbin in several places including Cyclical Time and Isma’ili Gnosis, see especially pp. 36-37. To date, our translation appears to be the only full length translation of this entire section of the following work by Nāṣir-i-Khusrow. We note that additional to this blog entry, a pdf of our translation below can also be found, here.

Nāṣir-i-Khusrow and cosmic hierarchies in Ismā 'ilism: translation of the 67th section of khwān al-ikhwān (the Feast of the Brethren)

The Sixty-Seventh Section

A discussion regarding the affirmation [or ‘proof’] of the three surpassing spiritual [or ‘divine’] branches [or ‘subdivisions’] (far‘-i-rūḥānī) [viz. hypostases]: the Predecessor (jadd), the Opening [or ‘Victory’] (fatḥ) and Imagination (khayāl)

Read the translation at the source: N. Wahid Azal – independent scholar, political commentator and critic.

via http://henrycorbinproject.blogspot.com

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