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Mullā Ṣadrā on the Efficacy of Prayer
Journal of Sufi Studies
  • Sayeh Meisami, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Abstract
This article presents the manner in which Mullā Ṣadrā explains the influence of prayer (duʿā) on the world, drawing as he does on Ibn ʿArabī’s ideas against the backdrop of his own dynamic metaphysical psychology. Mullā Ṣadrā eventually distances himself from Ibn Sīnā’s position on the passive nature of prayer, and instead opts for Ibn ʿArabī’s reading of the intimate divine–human interplay in prayer itself. In doing so, Mullā Ṣadrā provides a formulation of prayer in which the supplicant plays an active role in eliciting the divine response to her prayer. For Mullā Ṣadrā, prayer therefore fashions the human soul, while the human soul also fashions the outcome of prayer.
Inclusive pages
59–83
ISBN/ISSN
2210-5948
Document Version
Postprint
Comments

The document available for download is the author's accepted manuscript, provided with permission. Permission documentation is on file.

Some differences may exist between this version and the published version; as such, researchers wishing to quote directly from this source are advised to consult the version of record.

Publisher
Koninklijke Brill
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Sayeh Meisami. "Mullā Ṣadrā on the Efficacy of Prayer" Journal of Sufi Studies Vol. 4 Iss. 1-2 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sayeh-meisami/6/