Hallaj: Mystic and Martyr [ABRIDGED]

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Her model as an ideal wife, mother, and companion has made Khadija the most revered woman in Islamic history. By drawing on the philosophy of the Greeks, Indians, and Persians in addition to the teachings of the Qur'an and the traditions Tusi provided a more comprehensive ethics than the theologians who depend only on the Islamic law. The "Balkh school" may have exerted a degree of influence on related proto-Sufi events at Nishapur.

The Qur'an and the Prophet in the Writings of Shaykh Ahmad

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Mystical experience of the divine is also central to Sufism. The mainstream of Sufism strove to remain within the boundaries of "orthodoxy" and declared that the observance of the Sharî'ah was indispensable. It is as elusive as the scent of a rose to someone who has never experienced it, and remains difficult to describe even for someone who has. But in return we don't accept that anyone impose his ideas on us, as we are following beliefs acceptable to the majority of Muslims, who accept Tasawwuf.

The Ismaili-Sufi Sage of Pamir: Mubarak-i Wakhani and the

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In short, if the rebirth begins as an inner private change, it must be confirmed by an outer public one, before the new self can achieve a universal nature, superimposed on the more limited secular culture. Some of them tried to hold the spoon by the end of the handle, but could not get the soup in their mouths, instead they spilled it on their fellow scholars. The water channels and meticulous care to ensure regular water supplies at Assassin castles echo the care which Persian and Arab villages and country houses today give to the presence of running water.

Dancing for Rumi: The Cultural, Spiritual, and Kinetic

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In time, even the controversial words of Al-Hallaj came to be accepted by some scholars. They have also visited other worlds and met with their occupants. sensation that can be compared to it. According to another view it is derived from the Arabic verb safwe which means "those who are selected" - a meaning quoted frequently in Sufi literature. The spark that kindles the enlightenment is rarely captured on paper: it shifts its emphasis and context with the times and the individual.

The Wisdom of the Sufis: A Dialogue Between Hidayat

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He was the first "intoxicated" Sufi who in his ecstatic state felt that God had replaced his own ego and now dwelt in his soul. Dangor, "In the Footsteps of the Companions: Shaykh Yusuf of Macassar (1626-1699)," in da Costa and Davids, Pages, pp. 23-46. In this part of the discussion, we will endeavour to analyse the phenomenon in terms of structural, leadership (hegemonic), flexibility, interpretative, and protectionist issues. i) Islam is a holistic religion and prescribes a regulatory framework encompassing all aspects of life: spiritual, social, economic, and political.

Mysticism and Magic in Turkey; an Account of the Religious

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The Arabic term islam literally means "surrender," or "submission." The spiritual state of baqa’, to which Sufi contemplatives aspire (the word signifies pure ‘subsistence’ beyond all form), is the same as the state of moksha or ‘deliverance’ spoken of in Hindu doctrines, just as the ‘extinction’ (al-fana’) of the individuality which precedes the ‘subsistence’ is analogous to nirvana, taken as a negative idea. This was one of the greatest miracles of Sufism in the history of Islam at a very crucial period.

Rumi: Ruba'iyat

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I obtained a thorough intellectual understanding of their principles. The Life, Personality and Writings of al-Junayd: A Study of a Third/Ninth Century Mystic with an Edition and Translation of his Writings. His appearance was ordinary; he did not carry the paraphernalia associated with Sufis, except for a staff and a water-bottle. He agreed with Plato that women could be philosophical governors. I know what the Wahabis teach as I grew up there. Sufi Orders continued to exist in Central Asia throughout the period of the Soviet Union, including the period of Stalin, and the age of sophisticated espionage surveillance of the 1970s and 1980s.

Khalifa Abdul Hakim: A Distinguished Islamic Scholar

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He should learn determination from' Umar, may God be pleased with him, who noticed that the Prophet (pbuh) loved honey, ate it and did not deny it to himself.18 When offered a cold drink mixed with honey, he would turn the vessel in his hand and say, "I shall drink it; its sweetness will disappear, and only the after taste would remain. And My slave does not cease to draw near unto Me with added devotions of his free will until I Love him.

The Secret Rose Garden of Sa'd Ud Din Mahmud Shabistari

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The result was 50 Islamic Mysticism and Neo-Suism four varieties of Neo-Sui groups: original non-Islamic, original Islamized, later non-Islamic, and later Islamized. Contemporary Muslims must reexamine the full panorama of Islamic religious thought, assess its successes and failures, and listen once again to the voices that have been silenced. The most wide spread religions in Turkmenistan were Zoroastrism, Buddhism, Christianity like in other countries of Central Asia. Such was his power as attested by people who saw him performing the miracle.

Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity: A Comparative

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Abdul Abbas was a descendant of an uncle of Muhammad. For example, `Iraqi cites such works by al-Bayhaqi as "Kitab al-Zuhd" and "Shu'ub al-Iman"; Tirmidhi's "Hadith al-Migdam"; Abu Mansur al-Daylami's "Musnad al-Firdaws"; ibn abi 'l-Dunya's "Makayid al-Shaytan"; Abu Musa al-Madyani's "Istihla al-Mawt", and al-Tabarani's "al-Mu`jam al-Awsat", as well as other sources which can not be located, even when reference is made to Fuat Sezgin's Geschichte des Added titles and subtitles designed to facilitate the reader's comprehension are placed in brackets.