The first mention of the book is associated with the sixth imam, Jafar al-Sadiq. In Sunni lore, the book is named Kitab al-mughaybat (The book of hidden things). For Jafr proper, the major tool is the science of letters, ʿelm al-ḥoruf, based on the numerical values of the twenty-eight letters of the Arabic. Our 5-day meteogram for Al Jafr offers all weather information in 3 simple graphs: Temperature chart with weather pictograms. The time from sunrise to sunset is.

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The material of al-Jafr is parchment for writing made from animals’ skin [2] [13] for which the word “Jafr” can variously mean; numerical symbolism, science of numbers, numerical symbolism of letters, numerologyjafrr of letters, alphabetical symbolism or divination.

Austin, The Sufis of AndalusiaLondon, Recognition of the Holy Imams A. In addition see Futuhat, v. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from September The emanated cosmos is perceived as a hierarchical, multi-level dynamic matrix, each level of which is coded by a distinct letter of the Arabic alphabet.

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December 15, Last Updated: In doing so, the mystic adepts, illustrious or not, used the same techniques by which names and dates are encoded into pleasing phrases and verse in the Islamic art of riddling, just as they produced their own logograms and chronograms in their poetry and writings. Al-Jafr was handed down among the Imams and the Shia believe it is currently in the possession of the “hidden” Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi. High clouds and clouds with vertical development are displayed in white, low clouds and fog in grey.

Not all of the alpha-numerical cosmic hierarchies adhere to the strict sequence or number of the Arabic alphabet. Retrieved from ” https: Nouvel essai sur le lexique technique des mystiques MusulmansBeirut, The Imams also learned the science of Huruf letters of the alphabet from al-Jafr and used this science to derive facts and rulings from al-Jafr.

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For other uses, see Al-Jafr disambiguation. April 10, This article is available in print. If you enter several tags, separate with commas.

Thereby the sacred texts become accessible for exegesis by establishing the correspondence of the macro-cosmic and micro-cosmic hierarchies with the alpha-numerical hierarchies e. Different altitude layers can be selected in the top-right menu.


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Jafr, while representing a long indigenous Islamic intellectual and cognitive endeavor focused on the prophetic texts, continues and develops the gnostic-mystical theory, or technique, of Hellenistic Neo-Pythagorean and Neo-Platonic cosmological letter and number speculations for these, including Jewish traditions, see Dornseiff, pp.

Pierre Lory, La science des lettres en IslamParis, There has been a continuous line of mystic and gnostic movements and prominent individuals engaged in certain or most aspects of numerological speculations and jafr.

Sections in this entry JAFR. Idem, La divination arabe: Shia literature Shia Islam. Click “Accept and continue” to accept all cookies, or click below, to change your cookie settings.

This square encodes multiple hidden correlations to the alphabet, to arithmetic series and geometric figures, and to other patterns. Browne, A Literary History of Persia4 vols. Al-Jafr was one of the sources and origins of knowledge acquired by the 12 Imams and the sixth Imam of Shia Islam, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq took pride in having possession of al-Jafr, that comprised the hidden knowledge of Muhammad. Kathryn Babayan, Mystics, Monarchs and Messiah: This animation shows the cloud cover as observed by satellite.