Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Different Methodological Approaches to Spirituality

In the previous paper we discussed about the significance of selfcontrol and self-purification. In this paper we will review and briefly discuss different methodologies among Muslim scholars in studying spirituality in general and morality (akhlaq) in particular. In general, we can classify the attitudes of scholars into three main approaches:

1. The Philosophical Approach

2. The Mystical Approach

3. The Scriptural or Text-Based Approach  


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