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«Меч Сунны и украшение Пути»: агиографический портрет Джаʻфара Садика в суфийской традиции

Шаги/Steps. 2018. Т. 4. № 1. С. 165-174.

The paper presents a Russian translation and a brief analysis of Remembrance of Ja 'far Sadiq from the Persian Sufi anthology Memorial of God's Friends by Farid al-din Attar. Ja'far Sadiq, the sixth Shi'i imam, founder and eponym of the Ja'fari school of jurisprudence, played an important role in the Sufi tradition. The Sufis revered him as a member of Prophet Muhammad's family (ahl-i bayt) and, through his persona, connected their own tradition of piety with the age of the Prophet and his companions. Sufis also considered him a bearer of hidden knowledge ('ilm al-batin), an inimitable interpreter (mufassir) of the Quran and claimed to be his spiritual descendants by including him in Sufi lineages. These virtues became the main features of Ja'far Sadiq's hagiographic portrait in the Persian Sufi tradition.