Reflections of Tasawwuf: Essays, Poems, and Narrative on

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My own use of the Sufi epistemology led me to the conclusion that the town was Jerusalem (i.e., the State of Israel) and hence I interpreted the verse to the effect that the State of Israel, destroyed by Allah Most High twice in history, would be restored when Ya’juj and Ma’juj are released, and as a consequence, that restoration formed part of the Divine Plan through which Dajjal the false Messiah or Anti-Christ would deceive the Jews and lead them to their final destruction.

Language of the Heart: A Sufi Interpretation of Form (Sura)

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Eternal Blessings to Mawlana Shaykh Hisham al Kabbani, Before 5 Years ago the term Sufi Meditation was virtually unknown. Until recently its derivation was in dispute. Thus, when Bayazid was asked how old he was, he replied, 'Four years.' They said to him, 'How can that be?' He answered, 'I have been veiled from God by this world for seventy years, but I have seen Him during the last four years: the period in which one is veiled does not belong to one's life.'" I take the following quotation from the Mawaqif of Niffari, an author with whom we shall become better acquainted as we proceed: "God said to me, 'The least of the sciences of nearness is that you should see in everything the effects of beholding Me, and that this vision should prevail over you more than your gnosis of Me.'" "He means that the least of the sciences of nearness (proximity to God) is that when you look at anything, sensibly or intellectually or otherwise, you should be conscious of beholding God with a vision clearer than your vision of that thing.

Sufism and Politics in Morocco: Activism and Dissent

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Allah's are the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is ever Mighty, wise. 8. The central role of Islam was crucial: - Thus while an educated Uzbek or Kazakh might fail to observe many of the formal rituals such as prayer, Islam was still his religion and the defining circle of his cultural world. Their mutual relation may be compared to that of body and spirit: when the spirit departs from the body, the living body becomes a corpse, and the spirit vanishes like wind.

The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi

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Now around the world there are people who follow Sunni and Shi'a, but the Sunni position is by far the most dominant position reflecting the name Sunni, the normative position. However, one can see its remarkable similarity to the spiritual traditions of other best religious schools and directions � the similarity of goals, the ways of their realization, and even of the methods. The word reached the Persian and thence the Arabic via the Greeks. which can substitute for it?" "Yes," he replied. "What is it?" he asked. "Syrian carob," was his reply. "Do you know anything less than isfidbaj (asfinaj?) which can substitute for it?"

Dalail Arifin

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D., a new emphasis began to develop within the religion of Islam. When she found her child, she joyfully put him to her breast and nursed him. Ed. is a Dean, a faculty member, and chair of the Department of Peacemaking. Jones’ understanding of Suism, then, was a consequence of globalization in two different ways. Sufism is a smooth and illuminated path, That’s Sufism and nothing more. "The essence of God is love and the Sufi Path is the Path of Love.

Sufi Women

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As a collective movement, Sufi orders and brotherhoods continue to expand in countries as far as Indonesia, Turkey and Iran. Make them look up to the nature and commune with it; the bright sunshine, the colorful sun set, a walk in a flowery garden. They included their names, phone number and address in the code. [9] [10] Main Articles: Dr. Annihilation in God is understood in the context of Attar’s Conference of the Birds.

Muslim Saints of South Asia: The Eleventh to Fifteenth

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There are also the so-called majdhūb (“attracted”) who are often persons generally agreed to be more or less mentally deranged. The integration of religion and knowledge, making one dependent on the other and raising respect for knowledge by declaring it a means of attaining nearness to God. 8. It is said that during his prayers, he would say "O Lord! The association of the Divine Feminine with Darkness and the Night is ubiquitous., is an important site for the Divine Feminine in Christianity, and provides a connection with the concept of the Islamic Layl�. “Sumela” is derived from the Greek words meaning “dark stone.” Water drips down from a dark rock near the monastery. “Dark stone” has been a very ancient symbol of the Divine Feminine going back to pagan times, as has been posited in this paper with regard to the black stone of the Ka’ba. [58] “These days, one of the most powerful archetypes being revived in feminist religion is Lilith, archetype of the ‘dark’ inner feminine.

Hatem al-Asamm

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There is also a legend about this in which a cat saved the Prophet's life from a deadly snake. Although the majority of slave owners were Muslims, this did not mean that Islam encouraged slavery. Another irony is that the main theorists drawn on by the fundamentalists include Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 1200) who critiqued the Sufis and Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328) who was a major critic of Sufi metaphysics and the practices of the blameworthy Sufis.

The Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation: The Adornment

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In the Central Asian nations of Tajikistan (98%), Azerbaijan (91%) and Turkey (91%), overwhelming numbers also recognize Sunnis as Muslims. So they insisted on this point of rituals... His use of Arabic is reported to have been poor, and his sayings are often quoted in the local Persian dialect that he used. The order's name derives from the Arabic word Mawlana (our master), a title given to al-Rumi by the order.

Contextualisation of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth- and

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Nevertheless, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the foremost scholars of Islam, in his article The Interior Life in Islam contends that Sufism is simply the name for the inner or esoteric dimension of Islam. by William C. He has gone as far as praying the Hail Mary with the Cardinal of Baltimore, Cardinal Keeler, who was the President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. [42] In 2000, the UN organized the Millennium World Peace Summit consisting of more than a thousand religious leaders from the world’s religions, funded largely by private foundations such as Ted Turner’s Better World Fund and the Templeton, Carnegie and Rockefeller Brothers foundations.