The Destiny of Knowledge

The method of achieving the real destiny is knowledge of one’s own self, one’s own self-worth exemplified in a Prophetic tradition, reported by ‘Alī, that he who knows his own self, knows His Lord: “man ‘arafa nafsahu fa qad ‘arafab rabbahu”   Scholars and mystics alike from all persuasions, Sunnī, Ṣūfī and Shī‘ī, use this…

The Covenant of God

    “(0 Mohammed) those who enter into a covenant with you make a covenant with God. The hand of God is upon their hands. He who breaks it does harm to himself and he who fulfils the terms of the covenant which he has made to God will be amply rewarded” (Accession: Verse 10)…

Ten Arguments for the Necessity of the Esoteric Interpretation of the Qur’an

Given the prevalence and popularity of overly literal and outward interpretations of the Qur’an in today’s climate, the present article offers ten arguments demonstrating that the Qur’an contains esoteric (batini) meanings and requires an esoteric interpretation – called ta’wil.This article offers a series of ten arguments to demonstrate that the Qur’an, by its own admission,…