Hujjat al-Islam Garivani compared the Islamic Irfan (Mysticism) against newly-risen Irfans.

RNA – Hujjat al-islam Muslem Garivani, in the session of the scientific council of Insight and Thought of the Youth Centre for Research, belonging to Islamic Research Institute for Culture and Thought, said, “The advantage of the Islamic Irfan (mysticism), compared to the newly-risen Irfans, is that the former enjoys an intellectual foundation; theoretical Irfan has had philosophy and mature/deep arguments during the history, nonetheless the latter lacks this criterion,.

Accordingly the principles of the Islamic Irfan are attacked by the advocates of the newly-risen Irfans. The theoretical Irfans is condemned that it has no use in the life of the man. But as Ayatollah Javadi Amoli put it, the theoretical Irfan has some functions and usages, for instance, the illuminations it does in resolving doubts for the theoretical and practical minds, is a function.”

He added, “Regarding the topic of God, Islamic Irfan mostly deals with proving the existence of God. But the newly-risen Irfans are focused on attribution of intuitive existence to God. Such interpretations are noting but turning the objectivity to a thought and understanding of God as mental existence and not an external God.”

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