The end of man’s journey in the Realm of Being is the vision of Allah.
■ What is Gnosis and what does it say?
■ Who is a perfect man?
■ What is the status of wilāyat?
■ What is meant by pantheism?
■ What is the reason for deviation in spiritual wayfaring?
■ How to achieve perfection?
Excerpts from the book:
• What is meant by ma‘rifat, intuition, and vision is annihilation (fanā’) in His Essence.
• What is meant by fanā’ is not mere extinction; rather, it is breaking through drawbacks and ego-centric tendencies.
• Perfection means no veil existing between man and God and man’s feeling God’s infinite Knowledge, Might, and Everlastingness.
• Hāj Sayyid Hāshim was beyond people’s comprehension; he had passed through partiality and achieved universality.
• It is only the power of love of God that can take man to universality and annihilation in Him.
• Spiritual wayfaring toward Allah without having a master, guarding over the heart, remembering of God, and reflection is but an illusion.
• Commitment to obligations and avoidance of sins irrespective of God is Magianism.
• People’s requirements are oftentimes materialistic; they wish to add patches to their already existing patches.
• Why do people wish for intuitions? The world over is replete with intuitions.
• In order to fare the way toward God, ‘Unwān al-Basrī’s tradition is to be acted on.
• Lessons on practical Gnosis are to be taught in seminaries.
• Natural disasters are aftermaths of ingratitude and disrespect toward realities of Faith.
• Non-Shī‘a mystics throughout the history were either not mystics or practiced dissimulation.
• Faring the Path of God is impossible without sacrifices, giving alms, and tolerances.
• In our modern society, such figures as Allama Tabātabā’ī and Sayyid Jamāl Gulpāyigānī are not known, let alone knowing the like of Hadād.
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