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G.W.J. Drewes, Directions for Travellers on the Mystic Path, The Hague: Nijhoff, 1977. Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 81.
MS SOAS 12247, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
text: 1750s; manuscript: 1783.
text: Palembang; manuscript: probably Palembang, collected by Marsden.
to the pages (1-27) of the manuscript, indicated in the printed edition.
- Editorial notes
- This text is the the first portion of a manuscript containing a variety of texts: a Qadiriah tract, notes on the three stages on the path to God, and notes on formulae, spells, and a catechism. Only the first text, the Risālah by Shihabuddin is offered here.
- Shihabuddin was a theologian at Palembang. According to Drewes his Risālah is loosely based on Fath al-Rahmān of Zakariyyā’ al-Ansārī. Its aim is to curb the excesses of popular mysticism, stressing the unabated validity of the Law.
- Drewes' use of parentheses to indicate editorial additions and suppressions have been brought into line with MCP practice:
- [ ] signal editorial additions -- in the printed text ( )
- ( ) signal text present in the manuscript but better omitted -- in the printed text [ ]
- Added: May 2006
- The text was scanned in Canberra by the MCP using Recognita™ OCR, and adapted.