فلسفة الدعاء عند الصوفية ومعالجتُها لأسئلة الحائرين

The Philosophy of Supplication in Sufism and Answers of Misconception

  • Dr. Ahmad Idrees Al-Ta'an Associate Professor, Faculty of Shariah, Damascuss University
Keywords: supplication, request, answer, Sufism, philosophy, slavery

Abstract

This research deals with the question of supplication among the people of Sufism in terms of: the truth of supplication, its importance, how Sufis understand it, and the relationship of supplication to faith in general. It is through their own philosophy of understanding supplication that a person can find comfortable answers to the doubts raised by skeptics about supplication in terms of its answer, the benefit of it, and how does the appointed person deal with the supplication in its different situations?  And what is his position - as a servant of God Almighty - regarding his seeing the supplication answered sooner, or his failure to see that? Sufism sparks in their philosophy through an fundamental  issue that is the basis for all other issues, which are the reality of the human being, his identity, the essence of this identity, the reality of this worldly life, its purpose, and the position of man in it.  If a person understands this correctly, then all the other issues become branches that are easy to understand for the mind, and the heart remains, which always needs to be monitored, monitored and addressed in order not to lose sight of the greater purpose and the main significance of his existence, so he gets lost in the labyrinths of the dusty paths.   Thus, Sufis believe that dealing with any suspicions related to faith and supplication is dealt with in two ways: the first is the understanding of God Almighty who persuades the mind and relaxes it, and the second: the work that polishes the heart and soul with emotional knowledge, saves it from distraction and negligence, and always draws it to His Creator and Creator Almighty.

Published
2021-06-25
How to Cite
Al-Ta’an, Dr. Ahmad. 2021. “فلسفة الدعاء عند الصوفية ومعالجتُها لأسئلة الحائرين”. Journal of Islamic and Religious Studies 6 (1), 103-34. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.36476/JIRS.6:1.06.2021.05.