A Comparison and Evaluation of the Views and Arguments of Commentators and Scholars About the Quality of Torment of Metamorphosis

Abdullah Mir Ahmadi, Hossein Turkman, Parvaneh Naqdalian


The torment of metamorphosis is one of the traditions of divine correction that afflicts a person or special group following religious and moral deviations. Such a tradition is reported in the verses of the Qur'an in two ways: One of them is apparent metamorphosis that belonged to the people of Israel Who suffered it for disobeying the ban on fishing and using trickery. And the other is spiritual metamorphosis that is general and not belong to a particular nation and all human beings are suffered to it. Many verses with different words have reminded of the second type of torment. There is disagreement among the commentators of Sunni and the Shiite about the formal metamorphosis of the children of Israel. This difference has led to three views among them with different arguments. The Wise Men, especially the followers of Sadra's wisdom, while adhering to the appearances of verses and hadiths, based on the theory of divine metempsychosis and the type of types, it provides a more accurate approximation that includes external and internal metamorphosis. These views are based on the sequence of the bodies of the population and attention to the middle type and the lower genius. In this research, by means of content analysis. We will examine and evaluate the views and reasons of commentators and scholars about the quality and types of metamorphosis.


Metamorphosis; Formal Metamorphosis; Spiritual Metamorphosis; Divine Metempsychosis; Species of Species

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