Artikel Jurnal MENUJU MA’RIFATULLAH Menyelami Samudera Sufisme Imam al-Ghazali
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Ma'rifatullah (knowing Allah) is a foundation of Islamic teaching because it is a vital part of Muslim's faithful. Other Teachings of Islam stand on it, because without the strong foundation such as knowing Allah sturdily, perhaps, the someone will not do his help, or at least what he is doing does not have any useful for himslef as a pleasant of life nor for another people as a good behave in society. What is the nature of ma'rifatullah? In particular, This question deepens in sufism of Imam al-Ghazali toward Ma'rifatullah. Mentioned here toward Ma'rifatullah, because a Muslim is only able to know Allah as inataan with his limited ability to Allah, who is unlimited. According to al-Ghazali, Ma'rifatullah means convincing "knowledge". It happens if the object is uncovered clearly without any hesitations. It means revealed the secrets of divinity and all secrets of His creations. This circumstance can not be achieved by senses of experience and logical reasoning, but it is purely a gift or divine inspiration from God throughnûr which is given to heart. Thus, it opens up all secrets are here behind this reality, which is not able to reach by someone's sense and mind. The circumstance is called asmukâsyafah. At the time, someone i sable to know God through the manifestation of His creation. Imam al-Ghazali had told that ma'rifatullah is "looking at God's face". Of course, it means looking at the visible manifestation of God traits in this universe.