Mystic Experience

Walaikum Assalam brother Nazir,

To claim mystic experience, one should be a truthful person and should be muttaqi only such people will be revealed the secrets to certain extent. Mysticism is knowledge of barzakh(the period between death of a person and his/her resurrection.) Every good person at least experiences once in his life time but they might not comprehend it.

How can you justify you answer to the above question in the parameters of Al-Imran3:200?


A Sister

Toronto, Canada

Assalam o alaikum wa Rahmatullah

I think there is no relation of V3:200 with mysticism. Mystic experience is a personal experience which is subject to error as Satan can interfere in it. Whatever we experience mystically, should be evaluated in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah. If it is in accordance with them, it would be OK otherwise it should be rejected.

I have noted that mystic experience is a product of once environment. For example, Abdul Karim Jeeli, a great Sufi scholar of 8th century, described his mystic experience in which he traveled through seven heavens. He gave a diagram of the heavens in his book which is as follows. According to him, Earth is the center of universe and all planets of solar system revolve around it. But only the planets up to Saturn were discovered by his time, so he considered the orbit of Saturn as the seventh heaven. Now, various other planets of the solar system are discovered like Uranus and Neptune. We also know that the universe is so big that our solar system is a tiny part of the whole cosmos. So the details of the mystic experience of Jeeli are not correct.

Similarly, a Sufi of modern times may observe the universe according to his knowledge level. This indicates that mystic experience is not something authentic and it is a product of one’s intellectual and academic level.


Muhammad Mubashir Nazir

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