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Al-Abrār, an Arabic term which can be translated as meaning ‘the pious’ or ‘the righteous’. It appears several times in the Qurʾān, and has entered into the terminology of Sufism and mysticism.

In Sufism

Abrār, in the terminology of the Sufis, refers to those who are midway along the mystical path, having attained some degree of knowledge of God and having reached certain spiritual stations (Ibn al-ʿArabī, 2/740; al-Baqlī, 2/353). However, there is a variety of opinions among Sufi au…

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Shayesteh, Rasul and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Al-Abrār”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0030>
First published online: 2015

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