Category: Sufism

Swimming to the Moon / A Collection of Rhymes Without Reason

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Wine Bowl Inscribed with the Names of the Twelve Shiʿa Imams. In 1249, Mashshari ibn Sa'ud killed Tarkee and took the reign. If the caller is ordinary ignorant person, he be stopped if there is anything wrong in his belief in this matter. It has become incumbent for us to discover as to what is good and beneficial and what is evil, bad and harmful for us. To a Christian worker with experience in the occult, this simply constitutes "white" magic, i.e. the practice of witchcraft in the name of God instead of the devil.
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Mysteries of the Fast: Book 9

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Prominent Muslim proponents of Aristotelian philosophy included Ibn Sina and al-Farabi. Prize Negroes were persons, most often from Madagascar and the East African coast, who had been rescued from slave ships by the British Navy, brought to Cape Town, liberated, and apprenticed for seven to fourteen years to colonial employers. Travel to one of the holiest Shiite shrines, Mashhad in Iran, in this rare 19th century literary collaboration between an Englishman and a Persian.
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Imaginary Muslims: The Uwaysi Sufis of Central Asia

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For Muslims living in secular Western countries sharia ceases to be relevant as law, but remains a source of personal ethics (for example, the avoidance of pork and alcohol, and the use of Sharia-compliant banking services). Sufism arose among a number of Muslims as a reaction against the worldliness of the early Umayyad Caliphate (661-750 CE). In America today, it is a scientific/psychological/self-help one. LEWIS, Bernard The Muslim Discovery of Europe, London, Phoenix, 1982, p297. 43.
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The Sword of Islam

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Nobody has taught you any of these feelings, you didn’t read it in a book or learnt it from school. In contrast to the exterior path of law and rules, they emphasize the more interior path of piety and devotional love. Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman became special beloved of his murshid on the very first day and then his spiritual status kept on elevating day by day. Wang kertas fiat tidak mempunyai nilai sebenar dimana nilainya bergantung kepada pasaran, permintaan dan penawaran.
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Spiritual Dimensions of Psychology

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Thus the possible strength of Islam, due to the absence of a standardised system and a quality control mechanism, raises questions about its flexibility. i) Islam in the east of Arabia, instead of the sword, was brought in by Muslim traders, travellers, individual missionaries43, and Sufis offering the messages of peace, fraternity, and mutual support. If they did then it makes them kuffar as it's believing another prophet existed after the Final messenger and Prophet of Islam.
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Women Called to the Path of Rumi: The Way of the Whirling

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Yet if someone fails to respect that person's right, dignity, possession, and selfexpression in any way, he would invoke upon himself the retributions of the Day of Judgement. The origin of the term Sufi is rather complex, but in general it signifies one who wears the garment of ''suf'' i.e. wool. If one is not aware of them all, one should follow those scholars who have the knowledge of the way the earlier believers would have done in these matters.
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Me and Rumi: The Autobiography of Shams-I Tabrizi

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I caution you in three things: do not seclude yourself with a woman who is not lawful to you, for never has a man secluded himself with a woman who is not lawful to him without my becoming his exclusive possessor, because I enamor him of her and her of him. All but one Surah (chapter) of the Qur'an begins with the phrase "In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful". These are "orthodox Sufis," "qalandars," and the "malamiyya."
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The Glance: Songs of Soul-Meeting (Compass)

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This was commonly accepted during the early years of Ataturk to bolster a certain form of "Pan-Turanism" ("Turan" being accepted as the mythical home of the Turks. The Master is always benevolent and merciful. It is better to look out for vices hidden in yourself than to look for the invisible realities that are veiled. The uniqueness of his discourse obliged me to make all humanity, or at least as many people as possible, aware of it.
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The Removal of Confusion Concerning the Flood of the Saintly

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In their own milieus they expect to participate in all areas of the professions and usually do. One of the greatest sufi saints of all time was Abd al-Qadir Jilani (1077-1166), better known as Gauth al-Azam or 'the Sultan of Saints' who preached in Baghdad. All oral and documentary evidence should be provided to the accused besides providing right of cross examination of the witnesses. This visually striking documentary preserves the rich musical heritage of Jahjouka, a remote Moroccan village south of Meknes.
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Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi

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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. In this area of study, at least, the inherent of facts lies in their variety, and the power of ideas rests not on the degree to which they can dissolve that variety, but the degree to which they can order it.� 3 Other scholars, however, like Rhys Davids, who is specialized in Buddhu studies, become bewildered by the diversity and complexity inherent in concepts like �mystic� or �mysticism� to the extent that makes them give up the terms completely.
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