Burhan Mubin
Journal of Comparative Qur’anic Studies

The Correlation of the Truth of the "Dābbat al-Arḍ " and "Al-Ṣirāt al-Mustaqīm" in the Qur’an and the Narrations, with an Esoteric Interpretation Approach

  • Fatemeh-Rahmani Seyyed Shokri Researcher and professor. rahmaniseyyedshokri@yahoo.com


AbstarctSince in narrative interpretations, the true meaning of the "Straight Path" is a reliable narrative, which indicates that the essence of Imam Ali (as) is a perfect example of a "Straight Path", and also in many authentic narratives explicitly under the verse: «وَإِذَا وَقعَ القَولُ عَلَيِهمِ أخرَجنَا لَهُم دابَةً مِّنَ الأرضِ تُکلِمَهمُ أنَّ النَّاسَ کانُوا بِآياتِنا لا يُوقِنونَ» [And when the word concerning the promise of punishment is fulfilled on them, We will bring out from the earth a beast that shall speak to them: Indeed the people were not sure of Our signs]. (Naml/82), it is pointed out that the purpose of "Dābbat al-Arḍ " is the being of Amir al-Mu'minin (as), so the author in the present article, has given a detailed description of their meanings, referring to the verses containing these two words, centered on the verse: «إِنِّي تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ رَبِّي وَرَبِّكُمْ مَا مِنْ دَابَّةٍ إِلَّا هُوَ آخِذٌ بِنَاصِيَتِهَا إِنَّ رَبِّي عَلَى صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ» [Certainly, I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord. There is no moving creature but He holds the forelock of its existence. Verily, my Lord is on the right path. (Hud/56)], which expresses the mercy of Allah, the supreme and perfect human being in the context of the truth of the Straight Path in the whole being; and the writer has also tried, in accordance with the words of his companion in the verses, to reveal the same truth in these two terms. In this regard, the use of authentic narratives has led to the introduction of these concepts by expressing the interpretation of these verses from the words of infallible Imam (as).The result of this research is that, firstly, the audience of the Qur'an considers the contents of all Quranic words related to the truth of the Wilayat, although there is no meaning in the apparent meaning of the words and phrases in this regard. Secondly, those who are in the true path of the "Straight Path" will be placed in the Wilayate of the direct examples of the Prophet's (pbuh) path in all aspects of their life. Keywords: Rabb al-Ālamīn, the Straight Path, the Perfect Man, Dābbat al-Arḍ , Dābbah.

2019-03-30 09:05:59