Mystical Relationships and Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Tolerance

Document Type : Scholary


1 Religion & mysticism, Theology faculty, University of Tehran, College of Farabi, Qom, Iran

2 دانشکده الهیات، پردیس فارابی، دانشگاه تهران، قم، ایران

3 گروه کلام امامیه.



Development, especially sustainable development, is one goal that all countries strive to achieve. Among the facilitators of the move towards development, culture and culture building are very important. Given the vital role of religious beliefs in this area, it seems that developing theoretical frameworks based on accepted theoretical assumptions can serve governments' practical plans and policies in achieving the development. Among Islamic schools and sciences, mysticism has unique capacities to formulate specific conceptual frameworks and prepare theoretical presuppositions and practical solutions in culture building.

Among the propositions, principles, and foundations of Islamic mysticism, tolerance is one of the key concepts in the service of culture-building to move towards sustainable development. The present study, using by documentary method and relying on written sources and libraries, tries to analyze the written heritage of Muslim mystics and explain the intellectual foundations of tolerance as the foundation of culture based on the ontological position of the unity of existence, the one hand, and mystical anthropology, on the other hand, and take a step in solving the macro-cultural problems of today, and moving towards the best possible realization of sustainable development.


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