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(a.), a maṣdar formation from form V of the root d̲j̲-l-w , which means “to appear, to come to light, to be clear or brilliant”. Rabāḥ b. ʿAmr al-Ḳaysī (d. ca. 180/796) of Irāḳ seems to have been the first to use this term to designate the manifestation of God to a person at the time of the Judgement and then in Paradise (L. Massignon, Essai sur les origins du lexique technique de la mystique musulmane , Paris 1922, 217).

Sahl al-Tustarī (d. 283/896) introduced it into Ṣūfism, giving it a meaning which is reproduced in the manuals of the 10th and 11th centuries (G. Böwering, The mystical vision of e…

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Geoffroy, E., “Tad̲j̲allī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7275>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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