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Mystic Regimes: Sufism and the State in Iran, from the Late

Mystic Regimes: Sufism and the State in Iran, from the Late

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Islamist opposition emerged, influenced by Wahhabi/Salafist fundamentalism; Sayyid Qutb, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, was executed in an alleged plot on Nasser's life in 1966. So does the tomb of his own disciple Umar al-Suhrawardi (d. 1234), who went on to found the Suhrawardi Order. Margaret Smith, Readings from the Mystics o f Islam (London: Luzac & Co., 1972) p. 10-12. Allah has promised forgiveness and rich award to those who have faith and do good deeds. (Sura 5 Al-Maaida- The table spread) Those who believe and follow the commandments are lead from darkness to light and guides them to a straight path.

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aI-Termedhi from the Tadhkirat al-Awliya of Farid al-Din

aI-Termedhi from the Tadhkirat al-Awliya of Farid al-Din

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On the global level, Muslims in Africa are also part of the ummah or worldwide Islamic community, and follow global issues and current events that affect the Muslim world with keen interest. Suhrawardī’s illuminationist philosophy has influenced many philosophers who wrote major commentaries on gnostic and Sufi texts, among whom are Qutb al-Dīn Shirāzī (1236–1311 CE), Muḥammad Shahrazurī (d. 1153 CE), and Ibn Turkah Iṣfahānī (c. 1362–1433 CE) Following Suhrawardī there is an even closer nexus between philosophy and mysticism.

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Abu 'l-Hosain al-Nuri from the Tadhkirat al-Awliya of Farid

Abu 'l-Hosain al-Nuri from the Tadhkirat al-Awliya of Farid

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He who indulges in opposing temperament will find in the law what points to the abuse of it. Fortunately, the list of Sufis does not end here. It is proper for the servant when afflicted with a lustful appetite pleasing to him that he display it openly because it would be more honest and points to (his) striving with deeds. And the comprehensive definition is the words of Abu Bakr al-Kattani, Sufism is purity and witnessing. They really enjoy this world, because it cannot separate them from God.

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The Pilgrimage of Life and the Wisdom of Rumi

The Pilgrimage of Life and the Wisdom of Rumi

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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Shi`ites are the “party of `Ali,” who believe that Muhammad’s son-in-law `Ali was his designated successor (imam) and that the Muslim community should be headed by a designated descendent of Muhammad. He is mainly responsible for the propagation of Islam in Punjab. The major argument between Sufism and mainstream Islam is the relationship of God to creation. Had these lives been invested in evangelizing the Muslims, the world would look different today.

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Sufi Prayer and Love

Sufi Prayer and Love

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Do you not recall that you were once without life, and Allah gave you life; then God will cause you to die, and will again bring you to life; and finally to Allah will you return." She is considered by many Muslims as divine in origin and several variations of a major hadith describe how she was conceived on the night of Mi'raj (ascension). And if he feels that here is a seeker, then by and by he will make it possible for you to see him. I sat before him and immediately entered into a vision.

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The Sovereign Soul: Sufism--A Path for Today

The Sovereign Soul: Sufism--A Path for Today

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It is not difficult to trace the specific Sufi influence in Maimonides' work - indeed Sufism gently permeates many of the bases of his Jewish thought, leading him to reinterpret some Hebrew terms and metaphors against the background of the Sufi beliefs that surrounded him. [iv] His Guide for the Perplexed, far from representing a point on the continuum of Jewish theology, actually marked the first turn away from traditional Jewish belief and movement towards the Islamic mystics.

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Revelation of Mystery: Kashf al Mahjub

Revelation of Mystery: Kashf al Mahjub

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By way of following the Koranic injunction ‘to recollect God’ at all times’, Sufis place dhikr at the center of their communal exercises. He eventually expanded his mission, publicly preaching a strict monotheism and predicting a Day of Judgement for sinners and idol-worshippers — such as his tribesmen and neighbors in Mecca. All the Shaikhs of the silsila are happy with you’. This is called the tariqat, the spiritual path or way towards God.

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The Tawasin: (Book of the Purity of the Glory of God)

The Tawasin: (Book of the Purity of the Glory of God)

Paul Smith

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The godlessness was described in a Hadith al-Qudsi in which we were informed that only one of every 1000 of the end-time would enter into heaven (and that person would be a follower of the Prophet). He figures he came clean from God as a gift without a reason, and so he gives without cause or calculation or limit. The Nusayri became established in what is now northern Syria and southern Turkey during the tenth century when a Shia dynasty based in Aleppo ruled the region.

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Divan-i Kebir Volume 13: Bahr-i Hezec Ahrab Museddes

Divan-i Kebir Volume 13: Bahr-i Hezec Ahrab Museddes

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A simultaneous orgasm will be the most delightful for her, especially since her husband will be distracted by his own orgasm from her, and she will not therefore be afflicted by shyness.” [82] This book, the Ihya Ulūm al-Dīn has been for over a thousand or so years the most popular work on the Islamic religious sciences, indeed it is a bestseller now in the Muslim world, and its sub-books have popular English translations even to-day. Bashir emphasizes that Sufism was a social activity in medieval Iran.

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The Sufi Poets of Shiraz: An Anthology

The Sufi Poets of Shiraz: An Anthology

Paul Smith

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It is through the guidance of such a human being that the inner process unfolds. Historically all religious traditions have had mystical dimensions, and their mystical traditions have arisen within the very depth of each tradition, partaking of its key symbols and emulating the spiritual experiences of its main exemplars. All other religions and all other prophets after Mohammed are false, and all non-Muslims are infidels or dhimmi (tolerated minorities under Islamic rule-such as Jews and Christians).

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