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Ljubav u muslimanskom filozofsko-sufijskom diskursu
Love in the Muslim philosophical-Sufi discurse

Author(s): Rešid Hafizović
Subject(s): Philosophy, Metaphysics, Theology and Religion, Islam studies
Published by: Fondacija “Baština duhovnosti”
Keywords: the nature of love; the reality of love; love in philosophy; love in Sufism;

Summary/Abstract: Even though love as a phenomenon is one of the basic pillars of every religion, we will find that very little is written about this topic, especially in comparison with the rest of the religious topics. This paper aims to correct that injustice to a certain extent and, in short, offer an interpretation of the nature of love in general and to explain the reality of love. Accordingly, the paper has been divided into two parts: the part about the nature of love and the part about the spiritual reality of love. The first part provides different interpretations of the nature of love in the opinions of Muslim philosophers and the Sufis of the first order. The second part offers an overview of opinions about the reality of love, mostly of Sufis, and the greatest of them being Ibn ‘Arebi, Hallāj, Ghazālī, Ibn Farid, Rabi‘a.

  • Issue Year: 4/2019
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 6-13
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian