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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Kitab al-Jafr – Oxford Islamic Studies Online

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Lightning data provided by nowcast. NEMS12 Last model run: The latter ultimately reflects the dialectic teachings of the Gathas q. The following are hadith evidences of the existence of al-Jafr:. 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.

Sections in this entry JAFR. At night precipitation estimates from satellites are less accurate than during daytime. There has been a continuous line of mystic and gnostic movements jafe prominent individuals engaged in certain or most aspects of numerological speculations and jafr.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.


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An Introduction to History3 vols. On a metaphysical ap scale, letters are assigned an ontological status of active creative constituents for the Greco-Roman tradition of this concept, cf.

JAFR – Encyclopaedia Iranica

Satellite cloud cover past 2 hours. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from September April 10, This article is available in print. Meteogram – 5 days – Al Jafr. The total number of levels is The Tale of Attaf.

We respect your privacy. Austin, The Sufis of AndalusiaLondon, The later Imams were accustomed to refer at times to the sacred and secret book of al-Jafr, which was left in their zl by Ali and belief in the existence of al-Jafr with the Imams was firm, according to the Shia.

Orange crosses mark places where lightning was detected over Europe. Views Read Edit View history. Shia literature Shia Islam. 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.

The emanated cosmos is perceived as a mafr, multi-level dynamic matrix, each level of which is coded jafd a distinct letter of the Jjafr alphabet.

This map uses infrared satellite telemetry to calculate the temperature of the clouds.

Topic select a topic Idem, La divination arabe: Al-Jafr is a mystical Shia holy book jacr [2] compiled, according to Shia belief, by Ali and inherited by him from Muhammad. Nouvel essai sur le lexique technique des mystiques MusulmansBeirut, 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.


This cosmic-hierarchical Table encodes two significant numbers. December 15, Last Updated: In addition see Futuhat, v. Back to top Print this page.

Kitab al-Jafr

TAGS divination jafr letter magic science of letters. In Zoroastrianismii. Gernot Windfuhr Originally Published: Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you enter several tags, separate with commas. Similar to cabbalistic gematria in Jewish tradition, the quasi-alchemical jafd techniques to find hidden dates and connections involve two distinct aspects of letters, numerical and non-numerical.

Precipitation is estimated from radar and satellites.

Al-Jafr, Jordan

Pierre Lory, La science des lettres en IslamParis, Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publications,pp. Al-Jafr nafr handed down among the Imams and the Shia believe it is currently in the possession of the “hidden” Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi. Archived from the original on