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What is Sufism? (Islamic Texts Society)

What is Sufism? (Islamic Texts Society)

Martin Lings

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The ego is one of the most fundamental problems man has to face. For instance, much Sufi poetry refers to intoxication, which Islam expressly forbids. Bajunid, eds., Islam and Civil Society in Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies). He replied: eat, may God give you strength, for I have granted it unto you! Much of what he tells of her must be regarded as purely legendary. Don't wrong others, or else you will be wronged. (Sura 2, The Al Baqarah ­ The Cow) Allah commands Muslims to word of evil and be righteous. 76 No!

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Rahatul-Quloob

Rahatul-Quloob

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Islam (rituals of worship) is the subject of Muslim law (fiqh). Your mind is also not yours: it also comes from your parents. Whether Sunni or Shia, Salafi or Sufi, conservative or liberal, Muslims – and Muslim leaders – have almost unanimously condemned and denounced Isis not merely as un-Islamic but actively anti-Islamic. When Antioch fell to the Muslims 16.000 Christians were slaughtered and 100.000 are recorded to have been sold as slaves.

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The Rose Garden (The Gulistan) of Shekh Muslihu'd-Din Sadi

The Rose Garden (The Gulistan) of Shekh Muslihu'd-Din Sadi

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In Azerbaijan Oz-beg ibn Pahlavan patronized learning. Sûfiyya: One who follows the path of tasawwuf, He who gazes at the Real in proportion to the state in which He maintains him (Bundar). The Dictionary also quotes the book 'Jawahiru'l-Khamsah' by Shaikh Abu'l-Muwayyid of Gujerat, India: "In order to explain this occult science, we shall consider it under the following divisions: The qualifications necessary for the 'amil, or the person who practices it.

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NIZAMI: THE TREASURY OF MYSTERIES

NIZAMI: THE TREASURY OF MYSTERIES

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The Chishtis and Qadiris are close cousins of the Shadhili (Shazili) brotherhood, which was important in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. The balancing factor is the higher consciousness. 12) The course of study is multi-level and individual. Faysal, who was in prison in Egypt, fled and, with the help of Ibn ar-Rashid, the amir of Jaba as-Samr, went to the Najd and killed Ibn Sazyan. All praise is due to God, the Lord of all the worlds.” (Tafhimat, Part I, as quoted in journal Curzon Gazette, 15 October 1902). 13.

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Sufism and Wisdom (Sufism: The Lecture)

Sufism and Wisdom (Sufism: The Lecture)

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Examples include the Universal Sufism movement, the Golden Sufi Center, the Sufi Foundation of America, the neo-sufism of Idries Shah, the International Association of Sufism, and Sufism Reoriented. The task of the soul is to purify the body from evil tendencies, and its deficiencies. For instance, in Sufism, the primordial "light" of God operates as the medium of prophecy - it represents the divine spirit that God breathed into Adam.

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An Introduction to Sufism: The Mystical Dimensions of Islam

An Introduction to Sufism: The Mystical Dimensions of Islam

Titus Burckhardt

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For none of these people had any knowledge of al-Bukhaari and Muslim and their ahaadeeth, apart from what they heard, which is similar to the situation of the ordinary Muslim, who cannot distinguish between a hadeeth which is regarded as saheeh and mutawaatir according to the scholars of hadeeth, and a hadeeth which is fabricated and false. Indeed, one of the most important founders of Sufi thought was Rabi�a al-�Adawiyya. Traditional knowledge, when inspiration is available, is like making ablutions in sand when water is near.

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The Alphabet: The abstract made literal

The Alphabet: The abstract made literal

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He gained distinction in the court of the Seljuk vizier Nizam al-Mulk, and at the age of thirty-four he was appointed professor at the Nizamiyah College at Baghdad. Naranjo is regarded as one of the pioneers of the Human Potential Movement, for integrating psychotherapy and the spiritual traditions through the introduction of Gurdjieff’s “Fourth Way” teachings. [31] Naranjo was also a close friend of Carlos Castaneda, who is famous for having written a series of books that describe his alleged training in shamanism and the use of psychoactive drugs like peyote, under the tutelage of a Yaqui “Man of Knowledge” named Don Juan.

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In the Mystic Footsteps of Saints Vol. 1 (Sufi Wisdom)

In the Mystic Footsteps of Saints Vol. 1 (Sufi Wisdom)

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The terror of the Mongol invasion was not confined to Turkistan, Iran and Iraq alone. Perhaps this is the profound insight that the Prophet Muhammad had when he said, “ is found at the feet of the mother.” The secret S�f� understanding of this hadīth is that the Arabic word for foot is the same word for the female pubic bone, suggesting that illumination can be found through sexual intercourse between two married S�f�s in the station of Haqq.

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The Guide to the Path of Righteousness: 1 & 2: Path of the

The Guide to the Path of Righteousness: 1 & 2: Path of the

Rizwana Sayed

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The second obligation concerns the time of eating and the length of its postponment. And this reconfirms the abiding importance of the Sufi epistemology. The guilds often have ties with Sufi religious orders, and it is common for each to have a patron saint for whom an appropriate annual festival is held. Achieved popularity in North Africa, Arabia and Syria. Finally, Sufism took root in the sociopolitical debris left in areas such as Asia Minor and Persia as Mongol rule waned.

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Manifestations of Thought (Shahmaghsoudi)

Manifestations of Thought (Shahmaghsoudi)

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There are also two non-religious varieties of Traditionalism, one political and the other scholarly, both of which started before Schuon's Sufi order, and also before Guénon himself had begun to place the emphasis on Sufism that he did towards the end of his life. Another analogy is if you had diamonds, would you advertise them to the world or would you keep them safe? This is very different from the belief, expressed by contemporary Hamas and Islamic Jihad extremists, that strapping on a bomb belt and blowing up a bus of Israeli school children will earn the martyr a reward in heaven because the children are potential Israeli soldiers.

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