Al-Thiker in Sufis
Adab AL Rafidayn,
Volume 5, Issue 53, Pages 523-544
AbstractIt is a common fact that “Al-Thiker” is an emotional state in which those who fear God feel the pleasure of spiritual rapprochement to the all living creator and which is a state where a glim of guidance light rises on their hearts to direct them to the straight – forward path.
This paper deals with many subjects that are related to “Al-Thiker” in general and to the "mystic Al – Thiker" in particular.
The Linguistic and terminological origin of the word “Al-Thiker” is the best beginning that is found while searching for the “Al-Thiker” subject. Then the ways, types, lexes, features and benefits of “Al-Thiker” are tackled.
“Al-Thiker” is the behaviour of man in which one avoids inattention, prevents oneself towards good deeds by the complete follow of the last prophet whose behaviour was directed by the Quran.
Generally, “Al-Thiker” which includes the name of God, contemplation, prayer, reading the Quran and supplication, is the base of the mystic behaviour. The most common meanings of “Al-Thiker” are mentioning the name of God and contemplation.
“Al-Thiker” may be either secretly or publicly.
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