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JawanmardiA Sufi Code of Honour$
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Lloyd Ridgeon

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641826

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641826.001.0001

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Futuwwat Nama of Mirza ʿAbd al-ʿAzim Khan Qarib-i Garakani38

Futuwwat Nama of Mirza ʿAbd al-ʿAzim Khan Qarib-i Garakani38

(p.108) Futuwwat Nama of Mirza ʿAbd al-ʿAzim Khan Qarib-i Garakani38

Lloyd Ridgeon

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter provides a translated edition of the futawwat nama Mirza ،Abd al-،Azim Garakani, first discussing the confirmation of the proof of the futawwat clothing (libas) and its origin. The second section discusses the different kinds of (asnaf) or initiation; the reality of initiation by the sword, by the verbal pledge, and by imbibing saltwater. The third section discusses people who are not allowed to wear futawwat garments, while the succeeding section focuses on the silsilas for futawwat garments and the Sufi khirga. The fifth and sixth sections discuss the Sama and the virtues and etiquettes of hospitality.

Keywords:   futawwat nama Mirza, futawwat clothing, libas, asnaf, initiation, silsilas, Sufi khirga, Sama

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