Divan-i Kebir Meter 4: Bahr-i Muzari Ahrab-i Mekfut

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A child brought up in an affluent family tasting the `manna' and honey', when suddenly exposed to hardship in later part of life, finds life a big burden. The major argument between Sufism and mainstream Islam is the relationship of God to creation. It is difficult to see how any one far advanced in fana could be capable of keeping the religious law--a point on which the orthodox mystics lay great emphasis. Another poem on "Sharing Love" from my book "In Silent Moments" (page 41) Sharing Love Love is divine spark, hidden in depths of heart For man to cherish till death doth him apart To give meaning to life and life after A binder and a coagulator.

Masnavi I Ma'navi: The Spiritual Couplets

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Under his leadership, Muslims practiced tolerance toward persons with other religious beliefs. It is also important to highlight, in contrast, the very flimsy theological foundation of the much ballyhooed Sufi notion of the so—called 'greater' spiritual jihad. 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. Joao Jose Reis, Slave Rebellion in Brazil: The Muslim Uprising of 1835 in Bahia, (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), p. 110.

Visions of Love: Sufi Poetry of the Pakistan-Afghan Border

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In many Muslim countries, including Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Yemen, public hospitals and health centres are established and supported by large awqaf. This continued for a couple of generations after the generation of the Companions. Why have some Muslims, particularly those called fundamentalists or puritans, objected to Sufism? This shows how much hate people have for any name sounding Muslim. Bint al-Shati' (pseud. for 'A'ishah 'Abd al-Rahman).

Garden of Mystery: The Gulshani-i Raz of Shabistari

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In this close study of apophasis in Greek, Christian, and Islamic texts, Michael Sells offers a sustained, critical account of how apophatic language works, the conventions, logic, and paradoxes it employs, and the dilemmas encountered in any attempt to analyze it. Japanese writers have also traced deep influences of Persian Christianity in the emergence of the Mahayana type of Buddhism in China. Virtues that he considered ends in themselves are gratitude, faith, and love. Al Hujwiri of the late 11th century was the earliest Sufi saint to settle in India.

Muslim Saints and Mystics: Episodes from the Tadhkirat

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Even more, Jili affirms that Islam is the quintessential religion of God. So I abandoned the gold I had given her.13 Lord, if I had done this to please Thee then grant us relief from our predicament." Verily, by Allah's truth, I am advising you sincerely. [Imam al- Shafi`i] said: “He who practices tasawwuf without learning Sacred Law corrupts his faith, while he who learns Sacred Law without practicing tasawwuf corrupts himself. This concept has countered the anal autoconsumptive tendencies implicit in many 'spiritual' paths, which often fall into the trap of defining themselves as an alternative to ordinay human experience instead of as an extension of it.

The Paradoxes of Love

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Equally vivid descriptions of hell can be found throughout the Koran, as in the chapter "The Pilgrimage": "Garments of fire shall be cut, and there shall be poured over their heads boiling water whereby whatsoever is in their bellies and their skins shall be melted; for them await hooked iron rods; as often as they desire in their anguish to come forth from it, they shall be restored into it, and taste the chastisement of the burning." You can leave the mortal world when you desire.’ Then a round red sign was stamped on the upper portion of my waist.” She showed this sign to Mahatma Ram Chandraji, which was still visible there.

Sufi Women of America: Angels in the Making

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They may or may not have been influenced by the Manichaean asceticism that survived in places like Samarkand, though in doctrine they were very different. During the period that the prayers are engaged in, nothing in one's heart can be hidden. Islam in Africa is not static and is constantly being reshaped by prevalent social, economic and political conditions. [5] Islam in Africa is often adapted to local cultural contexts and belief systems forming the continent's own orthodoxies.

Garden of the Sufi: Insights Into the Nature of Man

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He is a professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. There are other strange matters being spread falsely in the name of Sufism. Sufism sends the message that it is not necessary to wake up empty and frightened, but to listen to Sufi music to bring you strength and to open the door to your heart and to have confidence to do anything. In recent decades there has been a growth of neo-Sufi movements in the West.

The Poems of Abu Sa'id Abu'l Kheyr (Classics of Persian

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The explosive combination of politics and a militant Islam that he encouraged fuelled a radical movement infused with jihad, intolerance, radicalism and a contemptuous disregard for Kashmir’s nearly 700-year-old tradition of Sufi Islam, whose practices are offensive to the puritans. The wholesale conversion to Islam of the population of what was to become Bangladesh began in the thirteenth century and continued for hundreds of years. Saints who reach their goal see nothingness in all things, making sugar seem like poison and a rose like thorns.

Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship

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The soul becomes restless without these acts of devotion, and spiritual progress is achieved with great momentum. Islamic sufi tradition is rich in the practice of spiritual healing. The early biography of Muhammad known as Sirat Rasul Allah, known in a ninth century recension by Ibn Hisham, refers to four contemporaries of Muhammad who were in search of the hanifiyya, the "religion of Abraham." However, the migration was not confined to dervishes and Sufis. Each soul rises to its Creator without the intervention of a priest or hierophant.