Category: Sufism

Avicenna's Allegory on the Soul (Ismaili Texts and

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Sheikh Ansari - Kashf al_Asrar, Vol. 7, p. 511 - 'Maqulat-o Andarz-ha - Sayings and Advice' - A. Given these misunderstandings, my objective, in this essay, is to clarify the correct position of Sufi-ism in Islam. Rumi taught that all things in relation to God are good and perfect, but in relation to humans some things are considered bad. People forget, Spiritual Messages can be specific to time/place and transcendent; yes, the container may decay and change, but the inner message remains vibrant.
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Sadi: A Daybook

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Some believe that Isma'il, rather than his brother Musa, (who were Fatimid Egyptians) was the true Seventh Imam. There are no exclusive monasteries for the dervishes or wayfarers to differentiate the Sufis from the ordinary Muslims. In fact, I have found a number of Quakers to be in sympathy with Sufism. He searched the mountains and finally discovered the frozen body of a great dragon in a cave high up one of the tallest peaks. In order to establish the veracity of the tradition beyond any doubt and reinforce its position as an anchor of the legal system, a science of hadīth criticism was introduced in the second and third centuries A.
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Sufism, Mahdism and Nationalism: Limamou Laye and the

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Kenapa kita tidak mahu bersungguh-sungguh dalam melaksanakan solat Tahajjud ini? O ye who have pronounced blessings upon Him and give Him the salutation of peace. Theirs was the kingdom of heaven, eternal, transcendent, unscathed and untouched by the rise and fall of dynasties. Aguéli was active in the avant-garde Parisian milieu of the time, where surrealist artists mixed with occultists, Theosophists, anarchists, feminists and proponents of animal rights.
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Jigar - Life & poems (Introduction to Sufi Poets Series)

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It is obvious that it is never compatible with logic, justice and humanity in any case to banish and tyrannize women and children while it has already been a sufficient penalty [upon women and children] to see their husbands and fathers killed or decay in dungeons for whatever reason it was. Sufi practices characterize Qaeda-al-Jihad in several ways. The second evil lies in one's ability to abandon lusts but rejoices in acquiring the reputation of being immune to lusts.
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Solomon's Ring: The Life and Teachings of a Sufi Master

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Nothing will curb the self and humble it more than hunger. Sufism is a mystic tradition of Islam encompassing a diverse range of beliefs and practices dedicated to Allah, divine love and sometimes to help a fellow man. One cannot talk about Sufi music without referring to its main lands: from the sun of Africa, the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the mountains of Pakistan and Iran, the diversity of Sufi music is enriched by all the cultures it crosses in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey/Anatolia, Persia, Uzbekistan and India.
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World chaos & the way out: The teachings of Ir-a-qi, the

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Mainstream Muslims interpreted his words in the literal sense, because, if one is not in the same mind-state, it is hard to interpret such a blunt phrase any other way. Rumi probably met the philosopher ibn al-Arabi at Damascus. He then sets out to investigate the transformation of the shaykh al-ta’lim ‘the lecture-giving shaykh’ into the shaykh al-tarbiva, the Sufi master who becomes closely involved in training a disciple to be a spiritual adept. On the other hand there is the order from the Signifier to His signs, from the Artisan to His works.
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Studies in Islamic Mysticism

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So compete with one another to do good...... He used to attend the sessions of Shaikh Muhammad Afzal, one of the Khalifas of Shaikh Saifuddin. So there is an ambivalent attitude toward Sufism, but I can assure you that probably 90 percent of Muslims would recognize this experience as the mystical side of Islam, much as Christians (recognize) monasticism, which took forms that were not necessarily (widely) shared.” The exhibit takes light — symbolizing both God and enlightenment — as its overarching theme while exploring how Sufi ideas are physically embodied by artworks or affect their production.
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Abu Yazid al-Bestami Episode from the Tadhkirat al-Awliya of

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Lewisohn, "Overview: Iranian Islam and Persianate Sufism" (11-43) in Lewisohn, ed., The Legacy of Medieval Persian Sufism (London: Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publications, 1992), p. 17, and citing A. We can conclude that women have yet to be welcomed with open arms into countries that they have been a part of from the beginning. But in Sufism’s second stage of development, love (eshq) and loving-kindness (mahabbat) of God (Nurbakhsh, 18) – as inspired by woman Sufi saint Rabi'a al-'Adawiya became part of the practice along with asceticism.
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Suhrawardi and the School of Illumination (Routledge Sufi

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Mereka tidak akan berpuashati melainkan setelah dunia tunduk kepada nya.. The name of Sufism etymologically derived from the Arabic “cuf” which means wool. Sufism is seen as a spiritual path of self knowledge that leads to a knowledge of God. Had some of it been communicated in Urdu or Persian, such as his rejection of belief in the advent of Imam al-Mahdi, of Dajjal the false Messiah or Anti-Christ, and in the return of the true Messiah, Jesus the son of the Virgin Mary (peace and blessings of Allah Most High be upon them both), it would have created serious and abiding problems for him amongst the Muslim masses.
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Eternal Garden: Mysticism, History, and Politics at a South

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Communal kitchens and guest lodges for feeding the poor and travelers were features of early Sufi settlements, a tradition that continues in Sahas, or Sufi centers where massive concrete tables may serve up to one hundred diners at a sitting. But, according to Ibbetson, most of the Sunni divines of the North-West frontier are Qadiri, and the Akhu'nd of Swat belongs to the order. We are told the Muslim tolerance of others in these countries is proof that the Islamic faith itself is not to blame for the general violence and intolerance found within the Muslim world.
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