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marifa   Term Image (al-ma‘rifa) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings: ma‘rifa, ma‘rifah , marifah
Short Description: Knowledge, gnosis.
Long Description: Al-ma‘rifah (knowledge), al-maḥabbah (love) and al-makhāfah (fear) make up the Sufi triad of motives or qualities which lead towards God.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms