The arranged pearls

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The arranged pearls (La ali al- Montazama) is a work of the prominent theosophist philosopher and mystic Mullah Hadi Sabzwari
It includes logic, philosophy and theosophy written in Arabic and
in verse.
This book is a selection of the great work of Mullah Sadra (the authors master), “Asfar” (Jorneys) as well the other works of him.

The author

Mullah Hadi Sabzewari, Persian philosopher and poet (1797 – 1878), Sabzewar (town in Khorasan, Iran). He disseminated and clarified the doctrines of Mullah Sadra Shirazi (leading Persian philosopher; 1571 – 1640).

He studies philosophy and mysticism in Isfahan, Iran under great teachers: Mullah Hossein Sabzewari, Muhammad Ibrahim Karbasi, Sheikh Muhammad Taqi, Mullah Ali Mazandarani Nuri and Mullah Ismail Isfahani.
Then he went to Mashhad and started teaching. The following are some of his students in Mashhad:

- Mullah Muhammad Kazem Khorasani
- Mullah Muhammad Kazem Sabzewari
- Ayatollah Mirza Hossein Mujtahed Sabzewari
- Mullah Abdul Karim Quchani
- Mirzza Hasan Karim Damad
- Mirza Muhammad Yazdi, etc.

Then went to Sabzewar and took up residence for forty years in this city. He wrote books and trained many students.
Sabzewari was also a poet, composed mystic poems. His pen name was “Asrar” (Secrets).

Works:
Over 30 writings ( including books, glosses and treatises) are left of him:

1-    The secrets of philosophy
2-    Diwan (the collection of his poems)
3-    On the principles of religion
4-    Explanation for the book Masnawi (Rumi’s poetical work)
5-    Resurrection in philosophy and Islamic theology
6-    The treatise of Hakim Sabzewari (including the important philosophical and mystic discussions)
7-    Explanation for “Du’a al-Sabah” (Morning prayer)
8-    Explanation for “Joshan Kabir prayer)

 

The book structure

The book includes the following chapters:
- On division of knowledge into concept and certification
- On partial and general (matters)
- On the four Relations
- On Isagoge
- On difference between essential and accidental
- On converse
- On definitions (Had)
-Definition is obtained only by reasoning
-On propositions
- On syllogism
- On inductive reasoning and allegory
- On the five crafts
- On different kinds of fallacy


1) Philosophy
- On existence and non- existence
- On necessity and possibility
 - On formation and precedence
-On potency and action
- On essence and the subjects related to
- On singularity and plurality
-On cause and effect


2) Essence and accident (Johar and Araz)
- On different sorts of essence
-On different   sorts of accident


3) Theology

- On the Essential Essence
- On the Attributes of Almighty God
- On the Deeds of Almighty God

4) Natural sciences

- On the reality of body
- On the annexes of body
-On the heavens
- On the elements
- On spirit
- On the heavenly


5) Prophecies
- On the principles of miracles
-On performing strange acts by human soul


6- Resurrection
- On spiritual resurrection
-On body resurrection
-On the misgivings about body resurrection
- The body resurrecting on the Day of Judgment is the same as the earthy body
 
7- Ethics

- On faith and atheism
- On repentance
- On piety
-On honesty
-On sincerity
- On satisfaction (of God)
- On Trust (in God)
- Submission of servants to Gods will  

 

Sources

The arranged pearls

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