عنوان مقاله [English]
The present article majorly deals with the relation of manifestation with behavioral norms of the mystics. It intends to show how, in the history of Sufism, the manifestation of the Beauty has brought such qualities as grace, goodness, and mercy of God into the attention of the lover mystic, making him spiritually intoxicated and giving rise to speeches and behaviors that suggest abandoning religious obligations. On the other hand, the manifestation of Glory has brought such qualities as overwhelming power, wrath, and dominion of God into the attention of the mystic, keeping him in a state of constant self-consciousness and leading him to observance of the norms and concentration on religious obligations and devotions. The first group of mystics is called Ashāb al-Sukr and the second Ashāb al- Sahw.
Ashāb al- Sukr have been accused of abandoning religious obligations and at the same time known as men of abundant worship and devotion. This article, additionally, discusses the causes of this contradiction. Presenting certain arguments and evidence, the author establishes the point that there is no real contradiction. The theoretical grounds of the manifestation of the Beauty and such issues as the Unity of Being and the station of union and annihilation have given rise to different perceptions. However, in practice, there has necessarily been no matter of abandoning religious obligations.