Mystical experience in the men of the cave: a Lacanian reading of al-Kahf

al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues

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Title Mystical experience in the men of the cave: a Lacanian reading of al-Kahf
 
Creator Barati, Tayebeh
Abbasi, Pyeaam
 
Description In his contribution to psychoanalysis, Jacques Lacan introduces three orders according to which every psychoanalytic phenomenon can be described. These three orders are the imaginary, the symbolic and the real. The imaginary is the order in which the subject thinks of everything as his/her own. For the subject there is no distinction between the other and the subject itself. In the symbolic order the subject comes to realise that there is a gap between him/her and the other. S/he, then, starts to feel a lack which for the rest of his/her life the subject tries to fill in. The real is considered as the most important order in which the subject tears away from the symbolic and tries to experience, once again, the unity it had in the imaginary order. It is in this phase that the subject experiences what is known as jouissance or the 'pleasure in pain'. The present study tries to look at the eighteenth chapter of the Holy Quran, al-Kahf (The Cave), in the light of psychoanalysis studies and Lacan's theories in order to analyse the mystical experience that the Men of the Cave go through to reach their final jouissance. 
 
Publisher FPPI Press
 
Date 2021-01-14
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://al-irsyad.kuis.edu.my/index.php/alirsyad/article/view/111
 
Source al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues; Vol 5 No 2 (2020): al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues; 456-462
2550-1992
0128-116X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://al-irsyad.kuis.edu.my/index.php/alirsyad/article/view/111/77
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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