Dhawq (tasting) is a concept in Sufism, referring to direct, first-hand experience.[1] It refers, principally, to the Gnosis of God which is achieved experientially, as a result of rigorous empiric spiritual wayfaring.[2] It plays an important role in the epistemology of Al-Ghazzali, and is often expressed, to some extent, in teleological statements scattered throughout his works.


  1. Arabi, Ibn. The Meccan Revelations, Vol 1. Pir Press, 1988, p. 343.
  2. Ovidio Salazar, "Al-Ghazali: Alchemist of Happiness", Video Documentary.

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