Cairo Genizah : Medical; mysticism

Badr al-Dīn Muẓaffar

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Folio 1r: medical recipe with ingredients such as saffron, honey, and Levantine apples, chebulic myrobalan, and bamboo. Apples are praised as a simple food capable of restoring wellbeing and happiness. The fragment includes stories of lives of sufis and of drugs that cause elation taken from Badr al-Dīn Muẓaffar, Mufarriḥ al-Nafs (‘The soul-cheerer’; 13th century). There is mention of Sihāb al-Dīn ʿUmar al-Šuhrawardī, ʿAwārif al-maʿārif (‘The knowledge of the spiritually learned’).</p>

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