Ibn al-Qasṭallānī (1287/686) and the reformation of Sufism

Ahmed Gomaa

Doctor of al-Azhar University, and manuscript editor

icon-calendar April 21, 2015

GomaaDr. Ahmed Gomaa made a presentation on Ibn al-Qastallani (d. 686/1287) and his criticism of the Sufism deviations during his life time. In the very painful context of the destruction of Baghdad by the Mongols in 1258, and fuelled by supportive politics, the number of Sufis increased which opened the door to questionable practices such as the use of hallucinogenic plants.