Treatise on the Koranic verse: “say, the spirit [operates] at my Lords command, while you have been given only a smattering of knowledge.” (17/85)

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This treatise is written on the sura "The Night Journey" (Isra) by “ mirza Ahmad Ashtiyani”, referring to the truth and the celibacy of the spirit, and also the story of the companions of the cave.
The author represents his own view on the spirit and proves the celibacy of the spirit by 6 reasons.  
 

The author

Mirza Ahmad Ashtyani, son of Mirza Hasan Mujtahed Ashtyani.
He was an expert scholar at intellectual and transmitted sciences.
He studied in the presence of the philosophers “Kermanshahi” and “Ishkewari.

Ashtyani taught jurisprudence, methodology (Osul) and intellectual sciences over fourty years in Tehran.

About 1927 – 1932 travelled to Njaf in order to complete the transmitted sciences and he himself was teaching.
He taught “Asfar” (written by mullah Sadra) and many prominent scholars of Najaf attended his classes.
“Allameh Tabatabaei” studied some some parts of the lesson (Asfar) in his presence.

Ashtyani died in 1975 and was nearly 100 years old.

 

Sources

Treatise on the Koranic verse: “say, the spirit [operates] at my Lords command, while you have been given only a smattering of knowledge.” (17/85)

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