Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Shams al-Dῑn al-Sumatrani: The Teaching Pioneer of the Seven Dignities in Indonesia
Miftah Arifin

This study aims to describe how Shams al-Dῑn al-Sumatrani’s position in transmitting doctrine of waḥdat al-wujūd in Indonesia. The research used a descriptive form with a qualitative approach and historical method. This study through four stages, namely heuristics, source criticism, interpretation and presentation. Shams al-Dῑn al-Sumatrani has played a very important role in transmitting waḥdat al-wujūd thought in Indonesia. Firstly, the thought of waḥdat al-wujūd tends to be more difficult to understand, but in the next time, it can be explained more easily through the concept of the seven dignities. Shams al-Dῑn al-Sumatrani then explained the concept of waḥdat al-wujūdin the Book of Tuḥfah al-Mursalah written by al-Burhanpuri through some of his works including Book of al-Ḥarakat, Book of Jauhār al-Ḥaqā’iq and Book of Risalah Tubayyin.

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