Sunday, February 3, 2013

seven inner levels of Quran


Where to find the seven inner levels of meaning of the Qur'an?

Esoteric interpretations do not usually contradict the conventional (in this context called exoteric) interpretations; instead, they discuss the inner levels of meaning of the Qur'an.

A hadith from Muhammad which states that the Qur'an has an inner meaning, and that this inner meaning conceals a yet deeper inner meaning, and so on (up to seven levels of meaning), has sometimes been used in support of this view.

Islamic opinion imposes strict limitations on esoteric interpretations specially when interior meaning is against exterior one.

Prophet and the imams gave importance to its exterior as much as to its interior; they were as much concerned with its revelation as they were with its interpretation.


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