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Autobiography of a Moroccan Sufi
Autobiography of a Moroccan Sufi

Autobiography of a Moroccan Sufi

Ahmad Ibn 'Ajiba [1747 - 1809]

By Ibn Ajiba, Translated by David Streight, Translated by Jean-Louis Michon


193 Pages, 6 x 9 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: January 1999

ISBN 9781887752206

Rights: WOR X UK

Fons Vitae (Jan 1999)

Price: $24.95


Ibn 'Ajiba wrote his "fahrasa," or autobiography, not for the pleasure of talking about himself but "to celebrate God's kindness." It details his travels in search of both secular and spiritual knowledge, his entrance on a Sufi path strongly based within the Islamic tradition, and the social, intellectual, and spiritual struggles he encountered. This new English translation by David Streight is based on a contemporary French translation from the Arabic by the Swiss scholar Jean-Louis Michon.

Author Biography

Ibn 'Ajiba was an 18th century Moroccan saint of the Darqawi Sufi lineage; he wrote to lead disciples in their search for both secular and spiritual knowledge.