Month: February 2010

Tears Of The Yearners For The Meeting With God

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Other masters say that it means 'return' or 'repent', i.e, return to al-Haqq by way of contrition [inkisar]. Muslims believe although Allah's presence is everywhere, he does not indwell anything or anyone. Are there only two alternatives for seekers: "anything goes OR rigid fanaticism? ". .. although "fundamental" would be a more accurate term because I leave out many of the manmade innovations [hadith, raising Muhammad above the other prophets, intercession, etc.]." Shi'ism in contrast to Sunnism adopted the doctrine of freedom of the human will and the capacity of human reason to know good and evil.
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For Love of the Real: A Story of Life's Mystical Secret

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For technical definitions of what the Sufis understand by self, heart, soul, see Nicolas Heer, "A Sufi Psychological Treatise," Moslem World, 51 (1961). This removed the impediment to travel by land from India to west Asia and from there to Africa and Spain. For instance, there were a significant amount of forced conversions of British captives between 1780 and 1784. Only he who combines the two proves true.� Bulleh Shah also copied her, got his hair tied and like a bride went to his Master Hajrat Inayat Shah.
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ISLAM IN SOLITUDE

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I know this will piss some 'Sufis' off, but Tribe is all about sharing different viewpoints. The mosques were filled, but Sa'ud's son was taken prisoner by the Turks and executed in Istanbul. While al-Ghazali clearly did take issue with the philosophical ideas of scholars who also wrote great mathematical and scientific treatises, he makes very clear the distinction between philosophy and science. They preached against all that which distracted from concentration on the worship of God.
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The Circle of Love

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Despite coffee's eventual secularization, the fondness for it in Sufi circles and the motives for its use were not lost. Peeran The cherished one, the protected one The privileged one, the gracious one. Sufi shaykhs claimed to be the heirs to the Prophet. The conglomerate imposition of the term Sufi has been attended by arguments as to precise meanings. The true goal in this matter is the togetherness of hearts. Not as long as you keep spreading the propaganda and lies about Northern Ireland.
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The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual: Devotional Practices of

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In 759-60, a close colleague of Abu Hanifa became the qazi (chief judge) of Balkh for over twenty years; the Hanafite position was much stronger in this city after the death of Shaqiq, when all the qazis of Balkh were Hanafites after 812-13. One thus attains the sought-after goal gradually, in steps, achieving two desiderata: health through moderate eating and a shar pened awareness of what concentrating on God requires. Obviously, therefore, one could not speak of Islamic mystical philosophy without mentioning at least the Hermetical texts integrated into Islamic thought by alchemists as well as philosophers and Sufis, and also Hermetic texts written by Muslim authors themselves.
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The Psychology of Sufism (Del Wa Nafs)

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In one textbook, it was purported that the Taj Mahal, the Qutb Minar and the Red Fort—all examples of Islamic architecture—”were designed and commissioned by Hindus”. In ay�t 18 of this Sura, Maryam asks for protection from Al-Rahm�n against one whom she perceives as a man entering her private chambers, but who in fact is the Archangel Jibreel (Gabriel). Hammuda Abdalati explains, �The world is a becoming entity, created by the will of a Designer and sustained by Him for meaningful purposes.
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Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the 99 Names of

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There are many names for such a relationship: spiritual friendship, agape, or simply love. He cleverly skirts the problems in his backyard, as if life is but a long dream in Kashmir. In the first book of The Enclosed Garden of Truth Sana'i of Ghazna began by praising God and suggesting that reason is unable to attain knowledge of God. In the Qurʾān, mystics found the threat of the Last Judgment, but they also found the statement that God “loves them and they love him,” which became the basis for love-mysticism.
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Love Is the Wine: Talks of a Sufi Master in America

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Together they produce the three goddess (the daughters of Allah), Al-Lat, Al- Uzza and Manat. All the practices are aimed at shedding of one’s ego, which is the biggest hurdle in the realisation. If Sunni Islam’s leaders consider Isis inauthentic, then that is what it is,” says Abdal Hakim Murad, who teaches Islamic studies at Cambridge University and serves as the dean of the Cambridge Muslim College, which trains imams for British mosques. Later, as the early community of Muslims emerged, some among Muhammad’s companions were also inclined towards the deepest possible expression and fulfillment of their love of God.
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Divan-i Kebir Meter 8b: Bahr-i Remil

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However the Sheikh declined the title, saying that his good deeds were meant for the pleasure of God and hence he only expected rewards from the Almighty. Sufis have successfully established themselves as mediators between God and believers throughout the Muslim world. In this way the difference between good and bad government was reduced through expediency to religious criteria alone; if the ruler protected the faith and carried out his executive responsibilities with respect to the holy law, he should then be obeyed.
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The Search for Truth: The Life &Teaching Methods of the

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Modern science and religion are no exception to this rule. Four characteristics of Sufism, or Islamic Mysticism, reveal the Sufi's legacy on the Islamic community. Recent immigration has brought a number of Sufi groups especially those based in Turkey & Iran. GARDINER-GARDEN, John Beyond the Soviet Union 1 - In the Bear's Backyard: Profiles of 11 Newly Independent Eurasian States, Canberra, Parliamentary Research Service, Paper No. 29, June 1995, p45; JURAEVA, Gavhar "Tragic Visions in Tajikistan", Pacific Research, 7 no. 2, May 1994, p15; WRIGHT, Robin "Islam, Democracy and the West", Foreign Affairs, 71, Summer 1992, p142. 162.
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