Ahmed Skirej

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Ahmed Skirej (also transcribed Skiredj) or Abu-l-Abbas Ahmed ibn al-Iyyashi Sukayrij al-Khazraji Al-Ansari al-Fasi (1878-1944) was a well known Moroccan Sufi scholar and judge.[1] He wrote a great number of books, but is especially well known for his voluminous work on the companions of Sidi Ahmad al-Tijani: Kitab kashf al-Hijab ámman talaaqa bi-Shaykh Tijani mina-l As'hab (Raising the veil of the companions who encountered Sheikh Tijani).

Books by Ahmed Skirej[edit]

  • Attainment of Aspirations in the Issuing of Permission to the Seeker of the Tijani Litany (Bulugh al-Amani bi’l Ijaza li-Murid al-Wird Tijani)
  • Removing the Affliction Published in the Magazine of Piety (Kashf al-Balwa al-Manshura 'ala Majallat Taqwa)
  • Crown of Champions in the Excursion in the Surroundings of Sous (Taj Ru’us bi-Tafassuh fi Nawahi Sus)
  • Qadam al-Rusukh fima li-Mu’allifihi min al-Shuyukh
  • Irshad al-muta-allim wa-al-nasi fi sifat ashkal al-qalam al-Fasi
  • Al-Sirat al-Mustaqim
  • A comprehensive book of Tijani doctrine, al-Kawkab al-Wahhaj li tawdih al-minhaj (published in Tunis, 1910), written as a commentary on Durrat al-Taj, a central work on Tijani practice by Abdul-Karim Bannis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Temsamani, Abdelaziz Khalouk, "Hayât al-qâdî Ahmad Skîrj wa âthâruhu" (Vie et œuvre d'Ahmed Skirej:1878-1944), Majallat dâr an-niyâba 9 (1986), pp. 49-57

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