Theology (Kalam) & Mysticism (Irfan)

halgar11-29-2001.mp3

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Shi'a Islam: Class 23 (Final class)
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- 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

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Place(s): 
Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA
Date: 
29th November, 2001
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