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Esoteric interpretation of the Qur'an: Quiz


Question 1: There is almost no dispute among ________ that the Qur’an has concealed meanings.

Question 2: While all Sufi interpretations are basically mystic, three major trends in Sufi interpretations can be recognized, mystic, philosophic, and ________.
EsotericismMircea EliadeReligionNew Age

Question 3: All hadiths of Imams are considered sources of conventional interpretation of Qur'an, ________, in Shi'a Islam.
Tadabbur-i-Qur'anFi Zilal al-Qur'anShia IslamTafsir

Question 4: Today, the majority of Muslims (except ________) respect Sufi interpretations at least as an alternative view of the Qur'an.
Shafi`iSunni IslamSalafiAli

Question 5: These interpretations have a philosophical structure and sometimes serve as the basis of a ________ philosophy.

Question 6: These are bodies of ________ associated with Qur'anic concepts which have practical importance for some Sufis, a famous example is the theories concerning the six subtlities or lataif-e-sitta.
ReligionEsotericismNew AgeMysticism

Question 7: For example in " Say: O unbelievers! I worship not that which you worship"(109/1-2) unbelievers is taken to mean individual self, or the women of paradise, ________, are interpreted as divine visions.
HouriSidrat al-MuntahaIslamMuhammad

Question 8: Throughout its history , ________ has widely used esoteric interpretation of the Qur'an.
SufismMoinuddin ChishtiDhikrTariqah

Question 9: Many similar Sufi interpretations are inspired by ________' works, specially works of Akbari school.
MourideRumiAl-GhazaliIbn Arabi

Question 10: In Sufi tradition, it is believed that the esoteric meanings of the Qur'an can be extracted through mystic experiences, and as such, esoteric interpretations presented by ________ Shaykhs are considered authentic.
TariqahDhikrMoinuddin ChishtiSufism


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