Mysticism in Arabic and Islamic Philosophy

[Revised entry by Mehdi Aminrazavi on April 13, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Mysticism in the Islamic context has traditionally been intertwined with the notion of Ḥikmah, which is
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[Revised entry by Mehdi Aminrazavi on April 13, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Mysticism in the Islamic context has traditionally been intertwined with the notion of Ḥikmah, which is at once both wisdom and philosophy (Nasr 1996). The source of mysticism and the mystical elements in Islam are to be traced to the Qur'an and the Islamic doctrine itself. Some of the Qur'anic verses have been viewed by the mystics and philosopher-mystics of Islam as allegorical and esoteric hints for those who can see them. "God is the...

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