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Article

Publication Date

1982

Publication Title

Studies in Islam

Abstract

This paper will present an explanation of some previously unexamined aspects of fillah Wali Allah's (d. 1762) conception of the subtJe spiritual centres (/afii'if). For Shah Wali Allah these spiritual components of a person were of great importance in explaining the theory and practice of individual spiritual progress on the Sufi path. His arrangement of these centres, together with his explanation of their interaction with one another directly reflects his more comprehensive understanding of cosmology and ontology, and therefore this aspect of his thought is less esoteric than it might initially seem.

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Author Posting. © Marcia K. Hermansen, 1982. This article is posted here by permission of the author for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Studies in Islam, 1982.

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