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Complete Works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan: Lectures

Complete Works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan: Lectures

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Since then the Sanusis have provided an important source of opposition to the Qadafi regime and survive to the present day in spite of the Qadafi regimes attempt to curtail their activities. In Islam, there are two main sects: Sunni and Shi'ite. Thus the avoidance of lustful desires is commendable for both. 17. They do not like Sufis interpreting their absolute commands as allegorical or as something of changing value in new circumstances, and they are especially wary of a Sufi’s claim to new knowledge gained directly from Allah with their visions.

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Sufi: Expressions of the Mystic Quest (Art and Imagination)

Sufi: Expressions of the Mystic Quest (Art and Imagination)

Laleh Bakhtiar

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Secara umumnya solat Tahajjud ini boleh dilakukan dengan dua rakaat- dua rakaat dan ianya tidak mempunyai batasan jumlah rakaat yang maksimum. They are the enemies that must be conquered. There were narrated from him opinions which sound like the Baatini way of speaking, and that may be verified by looking in al-Ghazzaali's books. This book presents the first in-depth study of the female voice in Sufi practice in the subcontinent of Pakistan and India. Its single-minded hubris has transformed a regional problem into a global crisis.

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Flashes of Light: A Treatise on Sufism

Flashes of Light: A Treatise on Sufism

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Were no base copper in the crucible, How could the alchemist his craft display?" The Bohras further believe that the 21st Imam was "taken into concealment," being represented now by "deputies." 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. The Prophet (swa) has introduced the rules and the laws for humanity, some honor the rules and some chose not to.

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Rubai'yat of Abu Sa'id

Rubai'yat of Abu Sa'id

Abu Sa'id

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He imparted rich spiritually training and taught worthy religious lessons.[/color][color=rgb(56,118,29)]en healthy and youthful for several years. Said, ed., Al-Biruni Commemorative Volume (Karachi: Hamdard Academy, 1979), p. 372, regarding such statements of Zaehner as unqualified assertions, and affirming that Zaehner and other scholars who wished to prove Vedantic influence upon Sufism were in error to overlook the absence of Sufi references to the Hindu (and Buddhist) stress on samsara, while simultaneously exaggerating the significance of parallel textual assertions relating to mystical unification.

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The Assemblies of Al-Hariri : Fifty Encounters with the

The Assemblies of Al-Hariri : Fifty Encounters with the

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Do not repeat to yourself these stupidities of the idlers, but imitate men of prudence and resolution, the prephets and the righteous. From this stage the meditator should bring his awareness of emptiness down the region of the heart. The fatalistic spirit which brooded darkly over the childhood of Islam--the feeling that all human actions are determined by an unseen Power, and in themselves are worthless and vain--caused renunciation to become the watchword of early Moslem asceticism. For ordinary Muslims the central belief of Islam is in the oneness of God and in his prophets and messengers, culminating in Muhammad.

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Five Great Classic Sufi Master Poets: Selected Poems:

Five Great Classic Sufi Master Poets: Selected Poems:

Paul Smith

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All prophets of Islam are human and never part of divinity; they are simply recipients of revelation form God. Achmat Davids, "The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims from 1815 to 1915: A Socio-Linguistic Study," (unpub. Some Sufi Masters, therefore, feel that people may emulate them in listening to music and instead of benefiting from it they may cause harm to themselves. When God wanted to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham was able to bargain with God.

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Sufi Mysticism into the West: Life and Leadership of Hazrat

Sufi Mysticism into the West: Life and Leadership of Hazrat

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Schwaller de Lubicz, and Henry Corbin. Most striking facts about these clinics are, these are located often times within or beside the local mosques (see Clark, 1995). To enter into a Covenant with the God is to walk through through one of the doors open into the canopy of Protection. Perhaps the most fascinating chapters in the book are the ones titled “Bonds of Love” and “Engendered Desires.” Here the reader gets [End Page 424] further insight into the nature of relationships between Sufis, especially between master and disciple.

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JINN THEORY (JINN QUARTET)

JINN THEORY (JINN QUARTET)

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The Sufi calls “knowledge” his own experience – in all areas of the senses and in the experience of own transcendence. At this stage the attainments of the saint (or Sufi) are so exquisite that he emerges his identify in the will of God, the creator, and the reactions are visible and affect the code and conduct of human beings. Also, the idea of reaching to God through �spiritual contemplation� is also Christian in essence. He ordered the servant to wrap it in the loaf and give it to him.

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Divan of Abu Sa'id

Divan of Abu Sa'id

Paul Smith

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Sunni means “tradition,” and Sunnis regard themselves as those who emphasize following the traditions of Muhammad and of the first two generations of the community of Muslims that followed Muhammad. As for those who disbelieve, their patrons are false deities. The legend is not a Christian story at all, but is a Christian adaptation of the typical duel of the Middle Eastern dying-god, like Baal, against the Sea-Dragon, or Zeus against Typhon the Titan.

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What's Wrong With What's Right -- A Critique of Imam Feisal

What's Wrong With What's Right -- A Critique of Imam Feisal

Bill Whitehouse

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The Sufi perception tended to contradict the official Muslim conviction that marriage was necessary for the propagation of race and faith and accounted for much of the date that centered on the subject historically. Another possible derivation of the word comes from the root word safa, which means “to clean.” Because the scholars of tasawwuf focused on cleansing the heart, they later became known as the Sufis. Centuries and millennia may pass before that impulse ceases to enrich civilization… By loving and imitating the parental, life-nurturing image of the new person, by bowing to his wisdom, by following in his footsteps, by accepting his ideal figure as a true and central image of man, toward which all smaller figures should approximate, peoples of the most diverse backgrounds and histories achieve a common bond and pursue a common goal.

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