Vol 13, No 3 (2012): Refleksi

The Objection to The Claim of Meeting The Prophet Muḥammad in a State of Awakedness According to Muḥammad al-Shinqīṭī

Muthalib, Abdul ( Faculty of Ushuluddin Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) of Jakarta )

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26 Aug 2014


This paper deals with the reaction of al-Shinqīṭī towards this latter way of mystical vision, particularly in the case of Aḥmad al-Tijānī. For al-Shinqīṭī, sufis’ claim of having a fully consciousness physical contact with the Prophet after his death is impossible because nothing, whether religious or rational proofs, can sustain it. The extreme case of such claim is expressed by Aḥmad al-Tijānī who, insists that a sufi (ṣūfī) can really see the Prophet with his physical eyes. In al-Tijānī’s opinion, the ability of the physical eyes to see the Prophet when awake was a common trait of those who attained the status of pole (quṭb).DOI: 10.15408/ref.v13i3.902

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Refleksi (ISSN 0215 6253) is a journal published by the Faculty of Ushuluddin Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta. The Journal specializes in Qur'an and Hadith studies, Islamic Philosophy, and Religious studies, and is intended to communicate original researches and current issues ...