Basirah

Posted on 03/12/2012 by marina

BASIRAH بصيرة.
Lit. “Penetration.” The sight of the heart as distinguished from the sight of the eye (Basarah or Basar). A term used by theologians to express that enlightenment of the heart “whereby the spiritual man can understand spiritual things with as much certainty as the natural man can see objects with the sight of the eye.” The word occurs twice in the Qur’an, Surah xii. 108, “This is my way; I cry unto God, resting on clear evidence;” Surah lxxv. 14, “A man shall be evidence against himself.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam