Category Archives: Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa’i

Shaykh Ahmad on Infallibility

As for how the `Adliyya define `isma, their definition is the most appropriate.  The gist of the correct part of their definition is that (`isma) is a divine disposition that prevents the act of disobeying and intending to do so … Continue reading

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Ozymandius

When Husayn b. Sayyab al-Basha was the governor of al-Ahsa’, the Arabs plotted against him.  Muhammad Al `Uzayr came and (his men) surrounded the Basha, fighting the Ottomans. They seized al-Ahsa’ and Muhammad Al `Uzayr ruled it. After he died, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Ruins

I was often contemplative during my childhood.  If I was with other children, I played with them just as they played.  But everything was an occasion for contemplation, in which I excelled them.  If none of the children were with … Continue reading

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Imams’ Words Keys to Understanding Shaykh Ahmad’s Allusions

If you want to know the truth, contemplate what I have said to you.  Do not turn to your rules or to the sciences of the people with which you are familiar; rather, contemplate my words with the gaze of … Continue reading

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