Category: Sufism

Hakim Omar Khayyam

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I'm also a descendent of one of the leaders (or whatever you call it in Sufism) of the Nematollahi sect in Iran. Always a strong group has been more generous and free of sense of loss than otherwise. Emptying the worst of containers, for �no full container is worse than the belly.� There are at least 18 benefits in this recollection, two of which are: 1. Beware of saying. 'God is generous and merciful; He pardons the sins of the disobedient.
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al-Mohasebi from theTadhkirat al-Auliya' (Memorial of the

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Beyond the five senses, the heart has a wonderful window into the unseen world. In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. When most people abstain from its urges either through impotence, shame or fear, or to safeguard one's body, and not because of any reward therein, it is the result of one coincidence prevailing over another in the self. Supernatural powers acclaimed by the mystics (Sufis) are often called magic.
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The Teachers of Gurdjieff

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Of these, most consider themselves to be Hadjiists, followers of the 19th-century Chechen Sufi mystic and pacifist Kunta Hadji-Kushiev, who preached a doctrine of brotherly love and nonviolent resistance. In 1250 the Mamluk dynasty was established in Egypt. The more you are an ego, the more you are like others, because everyone is an egoist. He sees himself grow and expand, he suffers convulsions, he hears strange voices and experiences an extraordinary sweet taste.
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Doorkeeper of the Heart: Versions of Rabi A

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Held every two years since 2005 during the Monaco Yacht Show, the world-renowned charitable fundraiser for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy totaled 5,066,000 EUR, making it the most successful benefit event organized by Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (AMM) to date. The clothing worn for the ritual and the positions of the body during the spinning are highly symbolic: for instance, the tall camel-hair hat represents the tomb of the ego, the white cloak represents the ego's shroud, and the uplifted right hand indicates readiness to receive grace from God. [2]
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Rumi: Ruba'iyat

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Thus the blessed city of Mecca was saved from those cruel people. God takes care to preserve His elect from disobedience to His commands. Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn till sunset for one lunar month. If they refused to become Muslim then they should pay the jizyah with humility. Omid Safi is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina. Many of the early Sufis are here mentioned. In the historical development he [Abu Said] stands out as a leading exponent of the pantheistic, poetical, anti-scholastic, and antinomian ideas which had been already broached by his predecessor, Bayazid of Bistam, and Abu'l Hasan Kharaqani" (ibid., pp. 75-6). (55) H.
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Oriental Mysticism

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His Kitab adab al-suhba emphasises the moral code befitting a Sufi, and advocating the prophet Muhammad as the role model. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. The "conversion" of Islamic orthodoxy to a qualified acceptance of Sufism did not occur until the time of Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali (d. 1111), producing a Sunni-oriented Sufism that was popular and largely conformist. Though poverty pinches but at times it acts as a succor and virtue to save you from drowning by saving you from evil ways by attracting you to the glamour of life to ruin you.
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Caravan of Souls

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He said: Shall I make obeisance to him whom Thou hast created of dust? … [God] said: Be gone! […] Surely hell is your recompense, a full recompense. (Qur’an 17:61, 63) This story resembles that of Satan’s rebellion in Paradise Lost: God there issues a command for the angels to worship the Son, Satan refuses, and God casts him out. In this way, Islam spread in spite of political rulers, not because of them. Allah knows what you do (Sura XVI An Nahl ­ The Bee). He devoted much of his life to explaining the East to the West, and made a wide body of scholarship of Eastern traditional teachings available in the Western world.
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Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

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Mahatma Ram Chandraji wanted to go out to buy some thing on credit but Hujur Maharaj stopped him. The "rain" symbolizes the descent of our higher self (Ruh - sparks of light) to the earth. The light upon light, lights all Enlighten your being with it. Here is an analogy I have heard about their perspective and found useful: if the other paths suggested by Sufi Tarighats are fine and makes one closer to God (which is debatable) Sharia is like a high way compared to them which can take one much faster toward God.
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Sufism III: Submission, Contentment, Absence, Presence,

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Listen to brother Abdulaziz Sachedina discuss his work on Islam and pluralism here. With this opening invocation, I turn my attention to Tasawwuf - a realm of the Islamic sciences that is easily misunderstood without qualified instruction. Posted by Ibnu Nurdin at Monday, September 01, 2008 "But we've been fasting, already. It is in the scruffy Lahori suburb of Baghbanpura, where Iqbal lived for six decades. They can fast on other days during the year.
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Transformative Worship in Islam: Experiencing Perfection

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Other countries copied it and were quick to take the credit for it. Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike people finding out about. Early mystical commentaries on the Qurʾān are only partly extant, often preserved in fragmentary quotations in later sources. The word al-il�h (the god) is a different word. [92] 8.) In Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon the words il�h (god) and All�h occur under the root A-L-H, but the word Al-lat is given under an entirely different root L-T.
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