Esoteric Apocalypse (Qiyamah): Isma‘ilī Muslim Perspectives on the “End of the World” (Part 1)

Esoteric Apocalypse (Qiyamah): Isma‘ilī Muslim Perspectives on the “End of the World” (Part 1)

“The Messiah is necessary; he will come without doubt. The Qiyāmah is true and will happen, but a full explanation of it, either in theory or in common doctrine, is not easy.”
– Paul Walker, (Abu Yaqub al-Sijistani: Intellectual Missionary, 73)

What is the “End of the World” in the context of of Ismā’īlī thought?

Esoteric Apocalypse (Qiyamah): Isma‘ilī Muslim Perspectives on the “End of the World”Ismā’īlī Gnosis presents an comprehensive article titled “Esoteric Apocalypse” which explores the spiritual understanding of Qiyāmah (resurrection) and according to the esoteric doctrines of Ismā’īlī thought. This two-part article explains the esoteric interpretation or ta’wīl of the “Signs” of Qiyāmah as foretold by the Ismā’īlī dā’īs and philosophers one thousand years ago:

  • The Lord of the Resurrection (Qā’im al-Qiyāmah)
  • The Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr)
  • The union of the Sun and the Moon
  • The darkening of the Stars
  • The folding of the Heavens
  • The Epoch of Knowledge (Dawr al-‘Ilm)
  • The Cycles of Imāms

“We, the Imāms in descent from Imām Husayn, are present until today and we shall remain until the Qiyāmah and even after the Qiyāmah.”
– Imam Āgā Shāh ‘Alī Shāh

Click to Read – Esoteric Apocalypse (Qiyāmah): Ismā ‘īlī Perspectives on the “End of the World”

http://ismailignosis.com/2012/12/24/esoteric-apocalypse-qiyamah-ismaili-muslim-perspectives-on-the-end-of-the-world-part-1/

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.