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  1. Irfan

    In Islam, ‘Irfan (Arabic/Persian/Urdu: عرفان; Turkish: İrfan), literally ‘knowledge, awareness, wisdom’, is gnosis. Islamic mysticism can be considered as a vast range that engulfs theoretical and practical and conventional mysticism, but the concept of Irfan is emphasised mostly within the Shia sect of Islam.


  1. Irfan

    ‘Irfān literally means knowing/awareness.The term is often translated as gnosis, however it also refers to Islamic mysticism. Those with the name are sometimes referred to as having an insight into the unseen. Irfan is also a Muslim given name, usually used for male persons. The concept of Irfan overlaps considerably with Sufism in both meaning and content. A large number of the Twelve Imams appear in numerous Sufi orders. In Twelver Shiism on the other hand, the term refers specifically to gnosis that can be revealed strictly within the confines of Islam. Among the most famous modern Shia proponents of Irfan were Usooli theologians Allameh Tabatabaei and Ruhollah Khomeini. The scholars taught how gnosis can be attained by adhering to Islamic teachings with love for God. The 17th century Mulla Sadra of Iran is generally seen as the historical ideologue for Irfan in Shi'ism.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. IRFAN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Irfan is ranked #32865 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Irfan surname appeared 698 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Irfan.

    90.1% or 629 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.1% or 36 total occurrences were White.
    2.8% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irfan in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irfan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of irfan in a Sentence

  1. Louise Martin:

    The testimony of the athletes... are both unreliable and evasive, rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are in breach of the' no-needles' policy.

  2. Zenith Irfan:

    I don't want to be that person who just sees Azad Kashmir in pictures -- I want to go and experience it for Zenith Irfan on my motorcycle.

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