Irfan in Iran

  The Status of Mysticism and Mystical Education in Contemporary Iran Throughout history, Iran has been one of the influential centers of mysticism and spirituality. After the arrival of Islam, Iran became a center for Islamic spirituality, also known as Sufism or ‘irfan. Many great figures such as Hallaj, BaYazid, Kharaqani, Gazaly, ‘Attar, Shams Tabrizi, […]

Mysticism and Religion

There is a close connection between mysticism and religion. However, the nature of their relation is debatable. Is mysticism a religious phenomenon? What is the relation between them? Can mysticism be found outside of religion? Is mysticism compatible with any worldview? The answer to these questions depends on our definition of mysticism. In my view, […]

Islamic Mysticism

Is it possible for us to know God immediately or directly? Our ordinary knowledge of God is knowledge by representation/correspondence (al ‘ilm al husuli). We have a concept of God; we don’t feel the real God. We know God through some concepts. These concepts provide us with abstract knowledge, mental knowledge. This is not immediate […]

Islamic Government, Meaningless without Islamizationing Humanities

Islamic government signifies a system in which all the educational, economic, managing, legal and political institutions work based on Islamic doctrines; therefore, speaking about such a government without having a new critical outlook towards the humanities is pointless. leapard 10.5 This is according to Mohammad Fanaei Eshkevari, academic board member of Imam Khomeini (RA) Educational […]