The Execution of Hallaj single work   poetry   "Come. He is true to his provocations,"
  • Author: Philip Salom http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/salom-philip
Issue Details: First known date: 1980 1980
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Notes

  • Author's note: Hallaj, a Sufi, was executed in 922 AD for making heretical statements such as 'I am the truth' - and refusing to recant. He stated also that the pilgrimage to Mecca could be performed anywhere with suitable dedication and preparation. Because he emphasised the importance of Christ, as a Sufi teacher he was accused by fanatics of being a secret Christian.

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