Critical edition, with English introduction, of a hitherto unpublished treatise by the Syrian scholar ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī (1143/1731). The edition is based on five manuscripts. Besides manuscript variants, the critical apparatus includes full bibliographical references to the works excerpted by Nābulusī. The excerpted passages have been checked against printed editions and significant textual variants have been mentioned in the apparatus. Nābulusī wrote this treatise, dealing with the sensitive issue of the continuity of prophecy, as an answer to a query from the central Ottoman lands on the controversial statement of a certain Miṣrī Efendī, who professed that Hasan and Husayn, the two grandsons of the prophet Muhammad, are themselves “prophets” and “messengers”. The identification of this Miṣrī Efendī with the Ottoman Sufi and poet Niyazi-i Mısri (d. 1105/1693) throws new light on Nābulusī’s Ottoman connections. Nābulusī’s involvement in the defense of this mystic and dissenter, famous for his criticism of the Ottoman state, has so far escaped scholars’ attention. A detailed discussion of its historical significance is provided by the editor in a separate chapter of this volume.

ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī’s Treatise in Defence of Niyâzî-i Mısrî

Samuela Pagani
2019-01-01

Abstract

Critical edition, with English introduction, of a hitherto unpublished treatise by the Syrian scholar ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī (1143/1731). The edition is based on five manuscripts. Besides manuscript variants, the critical apparatus includes full bibliographical references to the works excerpted by Nābulusī. The excerpted passages have been checked against printed editions and significant textual variants have been mentioned in the apparatus. Nābulusī wrote this treatise, dealing with the sensitive issue of the continuity of prophecy, as an answer to a query from the central Ottoman lands on the controversial statement of a certain Miṣrī Efendī, who professed that Hasan and Husayn, the two grandsons of the prophet Muhammad, are themselves “prophets” and “messengers”. The identification of this Miṣrī Efendī with the Ottoman Sufi and poet Niyazi-i Mısri (d. 1105/1693) throws new light on Nābulusī’s Ottoman connections. Nābulusī’s involvement in the defense of this mystic and dissenter, famous for his criticism of the Ottoman state, has so far escaped scholars’ attention. A detailed discussion of its historical significance is provided by the editor in a separate chapter of this volume.
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