Islamic Philosophy & Mysticism (Sufi’s Approach to Philosophy)

RELIGION 665S

The course explores the critical analysis of the creative products of the human intellect in mystical experiences including the symbolic stories of Avicenna, al-Gazali, Ibn Tufail, Suhrawardi & Mulla Sadra. It covers the key points of the theoretical and practical mysticism such as nature of the man, asceticism, unity and final abode, Sufi’s style of life, four spiritual journeys, light and varieties, angelology, the archetypal world, vision and intellect, knowledge & presence, the hierarchy of knowing, the semantics of the modulation of being, reality & the circle of being, diversity in unity and unity in diversity, the unity of the knower and the known, unity of existence, and salvation. Instructor: Kadivar
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Typically Offered
Occasionally