Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari and al-Hikam al-‘Ata’iyya in the Context of Spiritually-Oriented Psychology and Counseling

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DOI: 10.12738/spc.2018.3.2.0011 

Year: 2018 Vol: 3 Number: 2

Abstract

Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari was a Shadhili Sufi known for his work, al-Hikam al-‘Ata’iyya. Ibn Ata Allah, known for his influential oratorical style, sermons, and conversations, which deeply impacted the masses during his time, reflected these qualities in all his works, especially al-Hikam al-‘Ata’iyya. Along with this, finding information on the deepest topics of mysticism is possible in his works. His works address the basic concepts of mystical thinking, such as worship and obedience removed from hypocrisy and fame, resignation, surrender, limits, and hope. This study attempts to explain al-Iskandari’s life, works, mystical understanding, contribution to the world of thought, and concepts specifically addressed in his works, like worship and obedience apart from fame and hypocrisy, trust in God, surrender, limits, and hope. Together with this, the study focuses on the prospect of being able to address al-Iskandari and his work, al-Hikam al-‘Ata’iyya, in particular as a resource particular to spiritually-oriented psychology and psychological counseling through the context of psychology and psychological counseling.

Keywords
Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari, Al-Hikam al-‘Ata’iyya, Spirituality, Psychology, Psychological counseling

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