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Ostad Elahi, the Ahl-e Haqq, & Islam: A Study on Sayr-e Takāmol

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dc.contributor.advisor Dakake, Maria M. Asheghali, Golnesa
dc.creator Asheghali, Golnesa 2015-07-31 2015-10-12T15:19:04Z 2015-10-12T15:19:04Z 2015-10-12
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the impact of certain terms, categories and approaches, such as orthodox, heterodox, ghulāt (Shi’i extremists), and syncretism, on the field of Islamic Studies and maintains that these classifications result in normative and exclusive understandings of Islam that greatly limit the scope of academic inquiry. Specifically, this study examines the work of the Kurdish mystic and philosopher, Nūr ‘Alī Elahī (Ostad Elahi) and aims to demonstrate that Ostad Elahi’s text Ma’refat ol-Ruh (Knowing the Spirit), an elucidation of the Ahl-e Haqq belief in sayr-e takāmol, has been largely ignored in the field of Islamic Studies as a result of the existing parameters. The study makes the case that Ma’refat ol-Ruh is a text that is simultaneously Muslim and Ahl-e Haqq and should be examined by scholars of Islamic Studies as a work on Islamic eschatology. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ostad Elahi en_US
dc.subject Ahl-e Haqq en_US
dc.subject Islam en_US
dc.subject Shiism en_US
dc.subject Sufism en_US
dc.title Ostad Elahi, the Ahl-e Haqq, & Islam: A Study on Sayr-e Takāmol en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies en_US Master's en Interdisciplinary Studies en George Mason University en

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