Abul Qasem Qusheyri

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Abul Qasem Qusheyri, celebrated traditionist, theologian, jurisconsult and mystic of Khurasan – Iran (986 – 1072). He studied Arabic and Persian literature in the presence of Abul Qasem Yamani. Then went to Neishabour and learnt Prophetic Hadiths under: Abu Hossein Khafaf, Abu Na’im Isfarayeni, Hakem Neishabouri, Abu Abdul Rahman Salami and other great Sufi traditionists. Qusheyri studeid jurisprudence in the presence of Abu Bakr Muhammad Tusi and Sufism under Abu Ali Daqaq Neishabouri. He was contemporary with Abu Saied Abul Khair (celebrated Sufi). #### The following were his students:
- Ahmad Ibn Ismail Jowhari
- Sam’ani
- Seyyed Ismail Jurjani
- Abu Abdullah Hossein Beyhaqi
- Abul Qasem Abiwerdi
- Abul Muzaffar Herawi
- Sho’ayb Ibn Noah Razi

His method of Sufism was closed to great Sufis “Junayd” and “Ma’ruf Karkhi”.

Works:
In all his works, tried to reconcile mystical practices with the principles of Muslim law.
1- Qushriyyeh treatise (on Sufism)
2- Lataef al-Isharat
3- The great commentary
4- The rules of Sufism
5- Arba’ien (Forty)
6- Balaqat al-Maqased, etc

Abul Qasem Qusheyri died in Neishabour.

Sources

aftabnews.ir

Islamic encyclopedia

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