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The Key to the Hidden (Miftah al-Ghayb)

Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi



"The Key to the Hidden" is the most significant work of the 13th century Sufi thinker Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi. Most of this treatise that is first published in Russian is devoted to the detailed analysis of the qualities and characteristics of Insan al-Kamil, the Perfect Man. The translation is accompanied by a preface and comments.


Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi. Klyuch k sokrytiomu (Miftah al-Ghayb) [The Key to the Hidden (Miftah al-Ghayb)] / Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi; Translated from Arabic, preface and comments by Yanis Eshots; Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. — Moscow: Nauka — Vostochnaya literatura, 2015. — 207 pages. — (History of the Oriental Philosophy; publishing editor M. Stepanyants).