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Revelation

What Is Revelation? In religion and theology, revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities. Description Some religions have religious texts which they view as divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired. For instance, Orthodox Jews, Christians and Muslims...

The Wisdom of Rumi

The Wisdom of Rumi Main articles: Rumi, Jalaladdin al – Rumi, Mevlânâ Celâleddin Mehmed Rumi’s Biography, Prayers Of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Prayers Quotes by Rumi , Rumi Quotes, Poems by Rumi His poetry speaks the universal language of love, faith, and tolerance, and he has been hailed by numerous literary...

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Waridat and Mawhiba (Gifts and Favor)

Waridat and Mawhiba (Gifts and Favor) Mawhiba (favor) literally means benevolence, kindness, and extra Divine bounties, while waridat (gifts) denotes what occurs to or emerges in one’s heart as a Divine gift. The Sufis use them to signify God Almighty’s special attention and consideration for those who travel toward Him,...

Wahy and Ilham (Revelation and Inspiration)

Wahy and Ilham (Revelation and Inspiration) Revelation and inspiration are two subjects that have been much discussed in Islamic religious sciences, as well as by Sufis, as they are each an important dimension of effusion and manifestation. The Sufis have mostly recollected Revelation and inspiration when manifestation is discussed, and...

Prophecy

What Is A Prophecy? A prophecy is a message that is claimed by a prophet to have been communicated to them by a god. Such messages typically involve inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of divine will concerning the prophet’s social world and events to come (compare divine knowledge). All known ancient...

Nafs (The Soul)

Nafs (The Soul) The soul (an–nafs) is a substance that is essentially free of matter but which is in close connection with it in its acts and functions; it is the origin or essence of something or its self. There have been those who have used it in the sense...

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Ancient Egyptian Concept Of The Soul

Ancient Egyptian Concept Of The Soul The ancient Egyptians believed that a soul (ka/ba) was made up of many parts. In addition to these components of the soul, there was the human body. According to ancient Egyptian creation myths, the god Atum created the world out of chaos, utilizing his own magic.[1] Because the earth was created with...

Korean Mythology The Dokkaebi

Dokkaebi

What Is Dokkaebi? Dokkaebi (Korean: 도깨비) are legendary creatures from Korean mythology and folklore. Dokkaebi, also known as “Korean goblins”,[2][3] are nature deities, spirits or demons possessing extraordinary powers and abilities that are used to interact with humans, at times playing tricks on them and at times helping them.[4] Origins The earliest known documentation of dokkaebi is in...

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The Spirit World

The Spirit World (Spiritualism) History The spirit world, according to spiritualism, is the world or realm inhabited by spirits, both good or evil of various spiritual manifestations. Whereas religion regards an inner life, the spirit world is regarded as an external environment for spirits. Although independent from the natural world, both the spirit...

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Spirit

Spirit Spirit is often used metaphysically to refer to the consciousness or personality. A spirit is a supernatural being, often, but not exclusively, a non-physical entity; such as a ghost, fairy, or angel. The concepts of a person’s spirit and soul, often also overlap, as both are either contrasted with or given ontological priority over the...

Soul

What Is A Soul? The soul, in many religious, philosophical, and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal essence of a living being.[1] Soul or psyche (psū́khein, “to breathe”) are the mental abilities of a living being: reason, character, feeling, consciousness, memory, perception, thinking, etc. Depending on the philosophical system, a soul can either be...

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Victory Of The Spirit

Victory Of The Spirit Human life in this world is a composite of two distinct powers, the spirit and the flesh. Although it is sometimes the case that these two powers act in harmony, conflict between them is more usual, and conflict of a kind in which the victory of...

The Spirit and Its Identity

The Spirit and Its Identity The spirit is from the world of Divine Commands. There are many other worlds than those we commonly think of, such as those of plants, animals, human beings, and of the world of jinn. Our visible, material world addresses itself to our senses. From tiny...

Wahy

Wahy Waḥy (وحي‎) is the Arabic word for revelation or inspiration. In Islamic belief, revelations are God’s Word delivered by his chosen individuals – known as Messenger prophets – to mankind.[1] In Islam, the Quran is considered a wahy given to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. The word awha (أوحى awḥá) occurs in a number of shades of meaning in the Quran, each of...

The Spirit And The Conscience

The Spirit And The Conscience Despite enormous advances in the sciences, man is unable to explain life. Life is the gift of the Ever-Living One, Who breathes a spirit into each embryo. We know little concerning the nature of the spirit and its relation with the body but our ignorance...

The Spirit in the Intermediate World

Where Does The Spirit (Soul) Go After Death? Following death, each person’s spirit is taken to God’s Presence. If it led a good, virtuous life and became refined, the angels charged with taking it to His Presence wrap it in a piece of satin and take it, through the heavens...

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Death and the Spirit after Death

Death and the Spirit after Death All human beings have an intrinsic feeling of eternity, and so feel imprisoned in the narrow confines of the material world and yearn for eternity. Whoever can hear our conscious nature will hear it pronouncing eternity over and over again. If we were given...

What Is The Spirit, And How Does It Affect Us?

What Is The Spirit, And How Does It Affect Us? There are many worlds, among them those of plants, animals, people, and jinn. Our visible, material world addresses itself to our senses, and is the realm where God Almighty gives life, fashions, renews, changes, and causes things to die. Science...

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Your Worst Enemy Is Your Soul (Ego)

Your Worst Enemy Is Your Soul (Ego) This concerns one point of the verse, “The (human) soul is certainly prone to evil (12:53),” and the Saying the meaning of which is, “Your worst enemy is your soul.” One who loves himself if his evil-commanding soul has not been purified-will love no...

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