Theology (Kalam) & Mysticism (Irfan)

Shi'a Islam: Class 23 (Final class)
MP3 Format;
- purpose of taklif (obligation), necessity of lutf (Divine favor)
- question of free will vs. predestination
- special importance of lutf in Shi'i thought
- Irfan (experiential knowledge, mysticism), definition, differences from other principles of law
- differences between Irfan and Tasawwuf (Sufism)
- principles of Irfan; sayr wa suluk, stages on the path
- theoretical Irfan and the oneness of reality
- relationship of Irfan with Kalam