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Shari’at M, Hemmati A. Tawāmm An Uncommon Type of Awliā’s Kerāmāts(miracles). مطالعات عرفانی. 2012; 0 (15) :103-124
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Assossiate Professor Islamic Azād University, Najaf Ābād Branch
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One of the topics, raised in Islamic Sufism and Mysticism and specially attended by Sufis, is presumed to be classifying kerāmāts (miraculous power of saints) and considering names and types of supernatural actions. Sufis are said to have various views about these actions, their types and their titles. Kerāmāts were originally sorted in three or four general kinds. But because of the development and evolution of Sufism over time, they were increased to twenty five subcategories. Examining perspectives of Sufi Sheikhs reveals that Sufis were in complete agreement about some of these types. This consensus caused different Sufis to choose rather similar entitles forthese kerāmāts. However, other kerāmāts do not seem to be agreed upon. For example, some Sufis may point to a kind of kerāmāt which is not found in the prominent scholars’ texts. Accordingly, kerāmāts may be divided in two main subclasses of “common and uncommon”. Data about the common category is assumed to be easily accessible, whereas one may hardly gain knowledge of uncommon subgroup through investigation of Sufi sources. One of the uncommon types of kerāmāt is perceived to be “Tawāmm”. Obviously, Records and documents about this uncommon kerāmāt are rare and infrequent. Employing these few documents, the current research aimed at introducing Tawāmm and analyzing the way it happens
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/10/22 | Accepted: 2013/10/22 | Published: 2013/10/22

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