Abstract

The two main branches of Islam have taken opposing stances on the possibility of seeing Allah in the dreaming state. While the dominant Sunni position has been open to the possibility, the dominant Twelver Shi‘a position has not. The difference between these two approaches has not always been recognised. In this study, therefore, both traditions are examined, particularly with reference to the Qur’an and Hadith. Mulla Sadra’s views are also discussed as the views of a key detractor from Shi‘a orthodoxy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2051-557X
Print ISSN
1748-9423
Pages
pp. 65-80
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-14
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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