Proceedings of the International Conference on Qur'an and Hadith Studies (ICQHS 2017)

THE DISSEMINATED INTERPRETATIONS OF HAJJ FROM DHU AL-NUN TO AL-SHIBLI AND THE PROBLEMS OF CONTEMPORARY PILGRIMAGE

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Moh. Anwar Syarifuddin
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Moh. Anwar Syarifuddin
Available Online November 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icqhs-17.2018.12How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Sufi Qur'an commentary, Sufism, Hermeneutics, Anthropology of religion, cultural studies.
Abstract

This piece discloses a clear portrait of the Sufis' understanding on Hajj. The focus of our discussion will be on how Sufis correlate the detailed performance of Hajj to the hidden indications of its spiritual significances. Employing two distinctly disseminated interpretations of Hajj by way of reconstructing the mystical understandings of Dhu al-Nun (d. 245/861) and al-Shibli (d. 946), we can see the impacts of symbolic interpretations to the relevant forms of religious performances. Dhu al-Nun represents the proponent of Hajj of Islam once in a lifetime, whereas al-Shibli's mystical insight underlines the importance of the reprised sojourn that incites an escalating number of pilgrims during Hajj nowadays. The latter will cause problems for the limited capacity of the surrounding milieu at Mecca. To solve the problem, we must enroot the spirit of Hajj, as we have to go back to the ordinance of the Sharia. Dhu al-Nun had brilliantly shows the relevance of his symbolic interpretation signifying Hajj as a divine call that resembles the journey that man has to accomplish to return to God after death. Thus, the obligation of Hajj for a Muslim suffices once for a lifetime. Had it been reprised, the pilgrims would have barely felt the sweetness of mystical experiences during the hasty nasty Hajj nowadays, where congested Muslims were flooding the pilgrimage shrines.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Qur'an and Hadith Studies (ICQHS 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-456-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icqhs-17.2018.12How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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