This account details his travels in search of knowledge, his Sufi path, and the struggles that such a search entailed. Categories: Sufism , Ahmad Ibn Ajiba. He spent time in prison, and time in ecstasy. He tells his tale with humility and a sense of humor, and the story manages to be at the same time practical details of how much he paid to workmen to build a house or advice to his followers on how to consummate their marriages and spiritual explaining the subtleties of mystical experience and how the esoteric way is superior to the exoteric.
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Ahmad Ibn 'Ajiba
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He was born of a sharif family in the Anjra tribe that ranges from Tangiers to Tetuan along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. As a child he developed a love of knowledge, memorizing the Qur'an and studying subjects ranging from Classical Arabic grammar , religious ethics, poetry , Qur'anic recitation and tafsir. When he reached the age of eighteen he left home and undertook the study of exoteric knowledge in Qasr al-Kabir under the supervision of Sidi Muhammad al-Susi al-Samlali. It was here that he was introduced to studies in the sciences, art, philosophy, law and Qur'anic exegesis in depth. He went to Fes to study with Mohammed al-Tawudi ibn Suda , Bennani , and El-Warzazi , and joined the new Darqawiyya in AH , of which he was the representative in the northern part of the Jbala region. He spent his entire life in and around Tetuan, and died of the plague in AH
Ahmad ibn Ajiba
Ahmad Ibn Ajiba