His Sufi thoughts could not be understood by the Ulema and the general Muslims in the right perspective and he was declared guilty of Kufr. But a study of the political situation of the time shows that he was killed for political reasons, and not for his claim of being God. Hussain was born in a village called Tur near Sheraz in Iran in A. He received religious education in Wasta where his family had migrated for economic reasons. By the time he was 16 years old, he completed memorizing the Quran.
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A Sufi poet, teacher and philosopher, Hallaj was executed on the orders of an Abbasside caliph for uttering these words, taken to mean Hallaj as claiming himself to be God. After more than a decade of imprisonment, Hallaj was eventually executed publically in Baghdad in the year He is seen by many as a revolutionary writer and teacher of his time, when practices of mysticism were not meant to be shared publically.
Yet he remains a controversial figure, revered by Rumi, hated by many, he was labeled an intoxicated Sufi and is still read today. The play is written by Peter Farbridge and Soheil Parsa and directed by the latter.
The story of Hallaj 10th November Dawn. Comments 5 Closed Popular Newest Oldest. Shahid Ashraf. Nov 10, pm. I would love to watch it Recommend 0. The play seems quite fascinating. Wow what is happening? I am astonished and pleasantly surprised! Pakistan has a side that can be sublime? This needs to be made into a movie please or maybe they will begin rioting if they do.
Did the audience know that Hallaj was crucified for that? Umer Hasan. Nov 11, am. That is why mystical practices are ought to be kept secret, but even if one says it in Public he has done it without being aware of it.
How ever Shariah Jurisdictions do apply to such people. Therefore Nor the Abassids or Hallaj himself should be accountable for what happened.
The man who claimed 'An-al-Haq " was Hussain not Mansur.
Biography of Mansoor Hallaj: Seerat E Mansoor Hallaj
Al-Hallaj gained a wide following as a preacher before he became implicated in power struggles of the Abbasid court and was executed after a long period of confinement on religious and political charges. Although most of his Sufi contemporaries disapproved of his actions, Hallaj later became a major figure in the Sufi tradition. In Mecca he made a vow to remain for one year in the courtyard of the sanctuary in fasting and total silence. Al-Hallaj made his second pilgrimage to Mecca with four hundred disciples, where some Sufis, his former friends, accused him of sorcery and making a pact with the jinn. After returning to his family in Baghdad, al-Hallaj began making proclamations that aroused popular emotion and caused anxiety among the educated classes.