Mawanih Al-Ons fi Ziyrati li Wadi Al-Quds Author: Mustafa As'ad Al-Luqaimi (died 1187AH / 1764AD)

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Adnan Melhem/supervisor
Dr. Abdel-Rahman Mugrabe/external examiner
Prof. Jamal Joudeh/internal examiner
Dr. Adnan Melhem/supervisor
Hebah Nimer Abd Al-Fatah Sweilim
Mustafa As'ad bin Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Salamah bin Mohammad bin Ali Al-Shafi'e Al-Dimyati, the quest of Damascus, the known as Al-Luqaimi, he was surnamed with so after Luqaim in Jadah at Al-ta'if and the homelands of his ancestors, also he was named after Sa'd bin Ubadah Al-Khazraji (died 15H/ 636AD). He was born in Demyat in (1105H / 1693AD), he brought up within the confines of his father and brothers. He was known with his asceticism, he was a permanent worship, as he was a poet and a writer. He got interested in visiting holy places, he was special in inheritance science (Al-munasakhat wa Al-muqasamat), in maths and history as well. He was praised by all those who transmitted from him and he was called as the computer, perfect, writer, unique, and the ascetic. He has many books and a poetry divan. He was taught by his grandfather –Mohammed bin Mohammed Al-Dumyati- (died 1171AH / 1757AD) and he was graduated on the hands of his brothers Mohammed, Sa'ed, Othman, and others. The book was a Sufi journey by Al-Luqaimi to Jerusalem started from his homeland of Dumyat in (1143AH / 1730AD) from there he travelled towards the holy lands in Palestine. Through his journey from Dumyat to Jerusalem, he visited many Palestinian cities and villages such as Gaza, Al-Arish, Rafah, Khan- Younes, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Jerusalem. In the Egypt, he visited Al-Buhayrah, Dumyat, Tina castle, Al-Rumani, Bir Al-abed till he reached Al-kharouji valley, then he moved to Yabni, then to Al-Ramlah, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Hebron, then he travelled to Nablus, then to Dir Qedis, then to Sabtarah, then to Yazour village, then to Kfar Saba, then to Hablah, then to Sahour village, then to khan Al-maniya the coast of lake Tiberias, then he turned to Asham countries, then to Lebanon till he reached Beirut, from there he went towards Dumyat in (1731AD/ 1144H). The journey was characterized from its formers with the historical material included in it, as mentioning the city of Dumyat and the reason of this name, the conquest of Egypt and the reason of calling Al-Fateh mosque in such a name. The journey includes also a geographical side as it describes Jerusalem, the neighbor villages, and its holy places. It included also an architectural information about Al-Aqsa mosque. The journey also included a political side as he described the political situation that dominated in Asham countries during (12th H century/ 18th AD). He took from many resources which he transmit from, the most important were " Al-Uns Al-Jalil bi Tarikh Al-Quds wa Khalil" for Mujeer Al-Din Al-Hanbali (died 929AH / 1522AD) and the book of "Al- Mawa'th wa I'tibar bi zikr Al-Khutat wa Al-Athar" which is known with "Al-Khutat Al-Maqrizya" for Al-Maqrizy (died 845AH / 1442AD). In his book, Al-Luqaimy followed his contemporaries style from the Sufi writers. In his journey, he got interested in religious writing by describing the holey places and the shrines, and by describing the cities and villages which he visited. In his journey, Al-Luqaimy described carefully plants and flowers as he talked about its medical advantages. So Al-Luqaimy presented a rich journey with all its religious, geographical, historical, political sides.
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