Category «Sufism»

Sufism: The Essentials

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As a collective movement, Sufi orders and brotherhoods continue to expand in countries as far as Indonesia, Turkey and Iran. The young man also participated and sat for the meditation. The Karramiyya lasted for about two centuries, and were eclipsed by the Sufi version of the khanaqah system. Qadariyya - the order often cited as the first in the history of Sufism. Hazrat Sahib has studied under many Shayukhs throughout the world (Middle east, Afghanistan,India,Pakistan etc).

A Moth to the Flame: The Story of the Great Sufi Poet Rumi

Connie Zweig

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The great name associated with the Iranian ‘irfan tradition is Mulla Sadra (died 1640). Lightening reducing to ashes Mount Sinai. The young boy looked puzzled at me and started laughing, as if I was not even aware of the meaning of what was going on, a total stranger in a strange land. Sufi practices, while attractive to some, are not a means for gaining knowledge. The irony is that Sufi's are targeted and punished by the dogmatic factions of Islam that give rise to the extremist and terrorists.

Knowledge Before Action: Islamic Learning and Sufi Practice

Amina M. Steinfels

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God is like the soul, and the world is like the body. The ulema and kadis were defeated, because they were employees of the kings and could be fired from their jobs at will. He started his Qur’anic studies at age 10, when he spent 4 years studying in Saudi Arabia. Out of the friction these opposed drives generate, said Gurdjieff, there comes a transcendental third, the birth of conscience. When the Parkinson's accelerated, he stopped getting up at 5 a.m. to pray.

Sufi Teaching Stories

Bill Whitehouse

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If any Hindu suggested that he would convert and adopt Islam, he used to feel very upset. The Mongols who had destroyed Bukhara and Baghdad themselves became the standard bearers of the new faith. They plundered Muslims' houses and gathered all they took into a big heap in front of the gateway of the fortress and sent one fifth of the goods and the money they collected to Sa'ud, sharing the remainder among themselves. Bhat began to see in Salafi doctrine a means not just of purifying Islam of its centuries-old eclectic influences but evolving a brand of Islam in Kashmir that would rid it of the taint of meekness and pacifism.

Queen of Months: An eco-halal Sufi vegan/vegetarian cookbook

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The basic tenet of Tantrism is that matter, and therefore the body, is also a manifestation of Sakti power, that is, the power emanating from the feminine aspect of Divine Reality. Next in power to the heavenly beings are the angels, and even lower are the jinns and fairies; satan has less power than the jinns. Wherever the orders flourish, popular Islamic religion focuses on the tombs of saints and sheikhs, who believers venerate with song and ritual dance.

The Masnavi, Book One (Oxford World's Classics) (Bk. 1)

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It provides guidance for organizing our lives in this world and the next. Lord, do not put us a burden (similar to) that you put on those before us. They all left the scene very angry, arguing with the others about their stupidity. Proponents of philosophies have analysed the aspect of 'love', 'concern' and 'feeling for others' and felt that these feelings are required to be personally regulated in terms of a recognition of some super-natural force, which has been termed as "God", thus an idiom has come up that "Love is God' or 'God is Love'.

Khair al-Nassaj from the Tadhkirat al-Awliya of Farid al-Din

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Thus in his comprehensive Revival of the Religious Learnings he recognized the value of reason as well as mystical intuition in moral life. There is no precise citation of hadith sources. Ultimately the individual human personality passes away and the Sufi feels his soul absorbed into God- known in Tassawuf or Sufism as Fanaa - Annihilation of Self and Baqaa - Mystical Union with God. Humility and submission constitute one of the gateways of Paradise.

The Book of Sufi Ribaldry: Sana'i, Anvari, Mahsati, Rumi,

Paul Smith

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Judgment is the act of deciding what is right, whether merciful or punishment. Suhrawardi Maqtul (martyr), the highly imaginative Iranian philosopher from 12th century C. T.: Dan bangunlah pada sebahagian dari waktu malam serta kerjakanlah "solat Tahajjud" padanya, sebagai solat tambahan bagimu; semoga TUHANmu membangkit dan menempatkanmu pada hari akhirat di tempat yang terpuji. - al-Israa' (17): 79 Di dalam kitab al-Majaz oleh Abu Ubaidah disebutkan: – Rujuk kitab al-Hafidz Ibnu Hajar al-'Asqalani, Fathul Baari, jilid 6, ms. 202.

The Shambhala Guide to Sufism

Carl W. Ernst

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Mecca at the time the prophet was born was inhabited by the tribe of Quraysh (Koreish) to which the clan of Hasim belonged. Thirteenth century poet Rumi was a legendary Sufi, as are Turkey's whirling dervishes. He saved mankind from imminent danger, gave it new life, new ambition, fresh energy, a revitalised sense of human dignity and intellect, as also a new found idealism. How these Wahhabi/Deobandi/ Islam and Sufism By: Dr. The internecine war, partly caused by Sunni-Shiʿite conflict, allowed the invading Crusaders (eleventh through thirteenth centuries) to establish a state in Palestine.

Lawaih a Treatise on Sufism: Nur-ud-din Abd-ur-rahman Jami

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Believing in Allah is contingent for some Alevis, and this is not contradictory to them being Sufi. Gregory Blann has been an active student of Sufism and the world’s religions for over three decades. By following this theory, the author again shows that he prefers to follow the words of non-Muslims rather than the words of Muslims. This is attained by a rigid self discipline that removes all obstacles to the revelation of the Divine Presence. Syed Ali Ghawwas Tirmizi alias Pir Baba Buneri (PBUH).