Tafakkur and tadthakkur – two techniques of Islamic spirituality

Raid Al - Daghistani

The present paper focuses on two important “initiatic techniques” of Islamic spirituality or Sufism: tafakkur and tadthakkur. Both concepts have multiple meanings. Tafakkur could be translated as “contemplation”, “spiritual reflection”, or “meditation” on God, whereas tadthakkur could be translated as “remembrance” of God, “recollection”, “evocation” or “invocation” (of His most beautiful Names).[1] These two essential spiritual methods of Sufism are also found on the list of so-called “spiritual stations” (maqāmāt), which a Muslim mystic (Sufi) must acquire on his inner spiritual ascent towards...

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Janez Duns Scot (prev. Jan Dominik Bogataj O.F.M.)

NEKAJ OSREDNJIH ELEMENTOV V MISLI BL. JANEZA DUNSA SCOTAPoglavje je vzeto iz knjige: Nothwehr, Dawn M. O.S.F. 2005. The Franciscan View of the Human Person: Some Central Elements. (The Franciscan Heritage Center – Volume Three). St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications. Celotna monografija prinaša izviren eruditski napor, ko na eni strani predstavlja izvirne misli avtorjev, ki so živeli znotraj frančiškanske miselne in duhovne tradicije (Frančišek Asiški, Klara Asiška, Bonaventura, Duns Scot), po drugi strani pa na pretanjen način skuša nagovarjati sodobne družbene, kulturne, duhovne in...