Spiritual Tradition

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A new book from Mohammad Fanaei Eshkevari has been recently published, titled Spiritual Tradition, An introduction to Islamic Mysticism and its history. This book has been published by MIU Press, located at 133, High Road, Willesden, London NW10 25W.

Considering current tendencies towards various mystical schools in the world on the one part, limitedness of the western world’s knowledge of Islamic mysticism to Sufism on the second hand, and particular point of view of Shi’ism on mysticism on the third part, Spiritual Tradition attempts to deal with this multi-dimension problem in a somehow thorough way.

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Islamic Mysticism

erfan11Is 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 feeling of God. The mystic is looking to know God, not through these abstract concepts. In other words, a mystic is looking for knowing God directly or immediately. Continue reading “Islamic Mysticism”