Sufism

Faith Citlak

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It started when the Angel Jibril, gave Prophet Muhammad the book of Revelation. A number of Sufi orders, comparable to Christian monastic orders, exist. Unite the two, and you will be realized. attachment to any form... be it a spiritual tradition, music tradition, dance tradition, nationality, ethnic group, favorite food and color... without the ability to see the intrinsic... The prevalent view among them was that marriage impedes-the process of The Confessions o f al-Ghazali (Lahore: Asraf, n.d.), p. 10. formal Islam) to a mystic.

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Sufism

Henry George Raverty

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J. (ed.) Religion in the Middle East: Three Religions in Concord and Conflict, Cambridge, CUP, 1969, Vol. 2, p147. 121. When you have grappled with death, you will no longer turn away from death and will come to know the world of life. The only homes I enter in Medina are mine and my daughter's, in which I perform ablution for the Friday (noon) prayers, then I depart." In the USA, the comic figure of “the Shriner” is a familiar one. It deals with the elements of spirituality common to both these dimensions and hence the closeness and kinship that results.

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Sufism

Julian Baldick

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That township was much closer to the bedrock of rural Khurasan, which, like other regions of rural Iran, appears to have been substantially Zoroastrian until about the mid-ninth century. The theologian and the jurist were in the end the guardians of the law for the state, although they were independent of it and at times in opposition to it. The balancing factor is the higher consciousness. 12) The course of study is multi-level and individual. This increased after the British takeover in 1890, as this was an easier Islam to regulate.

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Other important developments soon followed, including strict self-control, psychological insight, "interior knowledge," annihilation of the self, mystical insights about the nature of man and the Prophet, hymns and poetry. No one in the present scientific civilisation can either understand or convince easily the average man on these delicate points. Although they [the soldiers] saw the fire, they kept Maqam al-Ibrahim and the mosque Haram ash-Sharif under cannonade and martyred some Muslims.

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The world famous Islamic S�f� poet Mevlana Jalaluddin Rūmī (1207 - 1273) writes: “Woman is the radiance of God; she is not your beloved. An examination of both Sufism and Neoplatonism reveals close similarities with regard to the nature of God, the soul, the body, concepts such as goodness, evil and beauty, death and life, and creation. See Islamic Art and Architecture. Islamic doctrine emphasizes the oneness, uniqueness, transcendence, and utter otherness of God. It amazes me how such a bigot and small minded individual could build up such a following and why nations like England, Spain and South Africa are allowing this hatred to go unchallenged.

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The principle of regarding God as the Beloved originated from the Sufi direct experience. The controversy that lies within the context of this argument is not in what constitutes being a Sufi, but rather, what methods do particular Sufis use to achieve fana, and the details that accompany it. At a time when mankind and human civilization were on the edge of destruction, the Lord and Creator of the word caused a man to be born in Arabia who was entrusted with the most difficult task: not only to rescue mankind from imminent destruction but also to raise it to sublime height, heights hitherto beyond the knowledge of historians and the imagination of poets.

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Sufism

Andrew Harvey

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By contrast, he came to understand that Sufism inspired and justified a spiritual withdrawal from life that eventually led to a socially useless existence. Al-Qaeda is a secret society without acclamation or public bayat to him. Every Sufi Order or "school" -- and this includes the Akbariyya of Muhyiddin Ibn al-Arabi -- accepts that Sufism is nothing other than the "Muhammadian Way." Unlike other religions such as Christianity or Hinduism in which the emphasis is only on the spiritual and the non-material.

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Sufism

Leon Fernando Del Canto

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He was well received, and the theory is that he went there to try to convert the Sultan to Christianity. "The Sultan," says a chronicler, "not only dismissed Francis in peace, with wonder and admiration for the man's unusual qualities, but received him fully into his favor, gave him a safe-conduct by which he might go and come, with full permission to preach to his subjects, and an entreaty that he would frequently return to visit him." Druze, Alevis, and `Alawis are small, sectarian groups with unorthodox beliefs and practices that split off from Islam.

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Sufism

Paul Smith

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The zakat payers all over the world are mindful of this requirement. They do not require their disciples to perform lengthy prayers and supplications. Avoiding proselytizing among the multitude, their gatherings were held in private, open only to true seekers of reality. Do not take to heart any hostile acts by mischievous people. The first seer who left the hall looked at the closed roads and the road that was blocked by the stream, he called to his fellow seers and said, "Follow me".

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Sufism

Omid Safi

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Spiritual healing in sufi way often time involves the fusion between: 1. He exhorts you in order that you may take heed. 91 91 Fulfill the covenants (agreements) of Allah when you have covenanted, and break not your oaths after the asseverations of them, and after you have made Allah surety over you. We believe that his nomination was by Divine Guidance and an answer to many hours spent in prayer. The expressions of joy and love from a well-nourished spirit often manifest themselves through music, poetry and visual arts.

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