The Nature of Disposition (Fitrah) in Relation with Religion

Bor A., Sahin H.

CUMHURIYET ILAHIYAT DERGISI-CUMHURIYET THEOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.22, no.3, pp.1765-1788, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.18505/cuid.448089
  • Page Numbers: pp.1765-1788


The thought of the Qur'an consists of certain concepts. The concept of "fitrah", which expresses the physical and spiritual side of people, is one of crucial concepts which stands for the conception of the Qur'an. It is for this very reason that the concept has caught the attention of scholars from the earliest times of Islam. Usually, the concept of "fitra" is interpreted as the religion of Islamand the initial creation or the potential of human's acception to religion and whether they can change or not. In this context, a connection has been established between the "word of khalqullah" in the Sura al- Rum and the same word in Nisa. In this study, the essence of "fitrah" will be examined and the basic elements of "fitrah" will be elaborated on. Moreover, whether wisdom, affection, love and ugliness are among the basic components of fitrah or not will be discussed. In addition, possible connections between the verse of "Fitrah" and the words of "tabdil" and "tagyir" will be investigated.