ABŪ YAʿQŪB JORJĀNĪ, disciple of Ebn Karrām (d. 255/869). He called God’s hands, His face (waǰh), etc. “bodies” (aǰsām) and seems, by that, to bear some responsibility for the “anthropomorphic” image of the Karrāmīya. He was also a traditionist (moḥaddeṯ); some of his traditions are preserved in the Karrāmī manuscript B.M. 8049.
Al-Ḥākem al-Jošamī, Šarḥ ʿOyūn al-masāʾel, ms. Leiden Ar. 1942a, fol. 43a.
L. Massignon, Essai sur les origines du lexique technique de la mystique musulmane, 2nd ed., Paris, 1954, p. 267.
J. van Ess, Ungenützte Texte zur Karrāmīya, Heidelberg, 1980, index, s.v.
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Originally Published: December 15, 1983
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