Syllabus of ISLAMIC MYSTICISM

Subject           : Islamic Mysticism

The Second Semester of Islamic Philosophy Program

Academic Year 2005

By: Dr. Qashem Kakae

  1. What is Mysticism? What is Sufism?
  2. The Difference between Zāhid (Ascetic), `Â bid (Devotee), and `Â rif (Mystic).
  3. The Difference between Philosophy, Mysticism and Theology (Kalam).
  4. The Origin and the Sources of Islamic Mysticism.
  5. The History of Islamic Mysticism
  6. The History of Islamic Mysticism
  7. The Difference Between Practical Mysticism and Theoretical Mysticism
  8. A Review on Practical Mysticism, According to Manazil al-Sā`irîn, Khāja Abdullah Anshārî
  9. A Review on Theoretical Mysticism According to Fusus al-Hikam, Ibn Arabi
  10. `Ilm al-Yaqin (Certain Knowledge), `Ain al Yaqin (Certainty of Direct Vision), Haqq al-Yaqin (Certainty of Realization).
  11. The Relation Between Tawhid (Monotheism) and Wahdat al-Wujûd (Oneness of Being).
  12. The Concept of Wahdat al-Wuj û d.

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