Journal of Comparative Study of Religions (JCSR)
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2021): Journal of Comparative Study of Religions (JCSR)

Tauhid Sufistik Ibn Taymīyah ‎(Sebuah Upaya Menemukan Aspek Sufistik Ibn Taymīyah)‎

Octaviani Erman Nanda (Ponpes Al-Barokah An-Nur Khumairoh, Jember, Indonesia)

Article Info

Publish Date
04 Nov 2021


This article re-analyzes Ibnu Taimiyah’s position and his thought on Sufism and anti-‎Sufism. The article is also expected to find the precise typology to describe the ‎qualification of Ibnu Taimiyah’s Sufism other than the Sunni and Falsafi ‎typologies. As a formalist and literalist thinker, Ibnu Taimiyah has been famously ‎known as an anti-Sufi Muslim scholar. There have been a number of modern ‎Salafis who refute any relationship between Ibnu Taimiyah and Sufism. Ibnu Taimiyah ‎has criticized such philosophical doctrines of Sufism as waḥdat al-wujûd, ḥulûl, ‎and ittiḥâd, which are considered to have deviated from the foundations of ‎Islam. along with criticism, Ibnu Taimiyah offers a solution by recovering the earliest ‎and authentic tradition of Sufism when it is viewed as to have obscured the ‎authenticity of knowledge based on the al-Qur’an and Sunnah. The product of his ‎Sufism can be, therefore, categorized in Salafi-Sufism typology in addition to ‎other such Ibnu Taimiyah popular typologies as Sunni and Falsafi. The pattern of ‎the Tasawuf Falsafi -which is deemed as being appropriate to describe the ‎existence of Ibnu Taimiyah’s Sufism, does not, basically, accept takwîl upon ‎the religious texts. The aim of his Sufism is to strengthen one’s faith and help ‎him/her to purify their soul and morality.

Copyrights © 2021

Journal Info





Religion Humanities Social Sciences


ssues in the study of religions are increasingly interesting to discuss. For that, since Vol. 2. No. May 2, 2022, JCSR Journal of Comparative Study of Religions will focus on contemporary issues in religious studies. JCSR aims to publish original articles, book reviews, and review articles from ...