Muslim religious experiences

Yaran, Cafer (2004) Muslim religious experiences. Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre. ISBN 9780906165546

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The purpose of this paper is to present and to encourage discussion of issues raised by consideration of the topic of the Joint Annual Conference of the Modern Churchpeople’s Union and the Alister Hardy Society 2004, The God Experience: who has it and why? from the Muslim perspective. The presentation consists of four sections: beginning with an introduction giving an overview of religious experience among the main Islamic sources of knowledge about God, and also an overview of the Islamic concept of God in relation to Muslim religious experience. The next section deals with the personal religious experience of ordinary Muslims in the sense of non-mystics or non-Sufis. The third section deals with the religious experience of Muslim mystics, namely, the Sufis, and the last section is concerned with Muslim religious experience in an inter-faith context. Following a systematic description of Sufi and Non-Sufi Muslim religious experiences, I argue that religious experience should be encouraged more and more as a direct and personal source or support of faith in God in our present time of suspicion, individualisation and outwardness.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Series: RERC Second Series Occasional Papers;41.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experience (Religion), Islam
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre > Second Series of Occasional Papers
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Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 10:36
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 12:28

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