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Book chapter

Джунайд Багдади: «Павлин учёных» и «Султан приобщённых к истине»

С. 381-439.
Алонцев М. А., Лахути Л. Г., Никитенко Е. Л., Заглубоцкая (Счетчикова) Т. А., Чалисова Н. Ю.

The article includes a first full translation into Russian of the 43th chapter from the “Memorial of God's Friends” (Taẕkirat al-awliyā), hagiographic compendium composed by Farid ad-Din ʻAttar in the 12th century. It is also the first output of the project on Russian translation and research of the _Taẕkirat al-awliyā_. The project is undertaken by the participants of the Joint Iranian Seminar (Institute of the Oriental and Classical Studies, RSUH; School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, RANEPA), with N. Chalisova as head of the Project.

The chapter gives the life story and sayings of Junayd Baghdadi (d. 910), who led the Sufi community in Baghdad and was one of the formative figures in the development of Sufi thought. ʻAttar collected the “facts” and legends on Junayd and his sayings from different sources and skillfully arranged them; Junayd’s story in the “Memorial of God's Friends” presents a model example of narrative patterns in Persian hagiographic life writing. The text of translation, prefaced by a short introduction, is provided with a commentary related to philological and cultural details.