Sufism

101 Helpful Illusions

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Ibn Shihab al Jarmi, died in the early years of `Abbasid Mansdr's caliphate (ca. 137-39/754-57). 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.]." For example, one having a better faculty of listening (sound) may be more benefited if asked to engage in japa (remembrance).
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Sufis in Western Society: Global networking and locality

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One of the earliest and truest mystics, she turned down many suitors claiming that she was already wedded to God, and that her hand in marriage must be asked from Him. In the West, Sufism has appealed to seekers attracted by its disciplined spiritual practices as well as its respect for all faiths and emphasis on universal love. Muhammad's thinking was further heavily influenced by these followers of Abraham, as well as by special revelations which were (it is said) communicated to him by the angel Gabriel.
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Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi

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However, the Divine Feminine does not always manifest in ways that most people think of as traditional, in other words: nurturing, embracing, caring, and so forth. As far as I am concerned, it is not my practice to make such calls though in some poetic verses, overwhelmed with ecstasy, I have made some calls. So, too, did the cures of the "Malay doctors." At the other end of the spectrum, only about a third of Muslims in Tunisia (35%) and Morocco (34%) concur.
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A Sufi Martyr

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Education: “The pursuit of knowledge is a duty of every Muslim, man and woman”, said the Prophet (swa). William Chittick’s masterful translation of the Maqalat of Shamsi Tabrizi moves Rumi’s beloved mentor from the shadows into the light, and restores Shams to the central position of prominence that he so richly deserves. Also this Qur’an extends its arms to other religious and mystical circles. He knows that if he did not need the cosmos, those things that are subjected to him would not have been subjected to him.
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Sufism: Veil and Quintessence (The Library of traditional

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Gurdjieff was instructed in Sufi secrets by Abdullah Faizi ad Daghestani (1891-1973), Shaykh of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi order, in Damascus. Its goal is to improve this negative image, by educating the public on the "true Islam of mainstream Muslims." We ask Allah to protect this nation from all those who mean harm for it. The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. Of course, there is so much detail with this topic that it would take a dissertation to explore--and that's in my future as well.
Sufism

Perfume of the Unwritten

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Suyati’s view combines the incorruptibility of the Prophet’s body and his body’s revival by his surviving spirit. Don't die except as men who have surrendered to Him." Or were you present when death came to Yaqoob? It is apparent from the regular military terminology used in the Naqshbandia magazine that ex-Iraqi military officers are the main core of JRTN and are using the Naqshbandia order to legitimize their insurgency. One may choose the path of downfall by forgetting one's original nature and adopting worldly things, and therefore become a victim of suffering and pain or one may use his discretion to search for the right path.
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Baher-E- Rahmat

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For Hasan al-Banna, Sufism fostered an "isolated spirituality" (ruhaniyya i'tizaliyya) that leads to political and social quietism. The importance of grave-sites varies somewhat from one part of the Muslim world to another and from one Sui order to another. They stress virtues such as commonsense, clear-thinking and humor to counter cant and religious dogma. In time S/he will manifest to lead the world. He loses no time laying out his vision of Islam for Kashmir: a total break with the past is a religious imperative to build a pious society of believers evoking the spirit of Islam observed 14 centuries ago in the Prophet’s time.
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The Stations of the Religion: A Description of the Steps of

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It is high time to invite ummah towards the real soul of Islam i.e. to purify their souls from esoteric diseases like greed, vanity, pride, malice, jealousy etc. Earlier, Sheikh Ali Hajweri, popularly known as Data Ganj Baksh, came from Ghazni to Lahore a few days after the death of Sultan Mahmud. We are born, we die and then we are born again. Moreover, many Muslims believe that God is incorporeal, rendering any two or three dimensional depictions impossible.
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ASRAR AULIYA

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Based in Ardabil in Azerbaijan the order became a local power in the 15th century as it alternatively allied itself with and fought against the rulers of the Turkmen tribal confederations (Ak-Koyunlu, the White Sheep and Kara- Koyunlu, the Black Sheep). Nobody has ever taken with him his wealth and fame when he dies. Incantation has the following meaning: "Ritual recitation of magical words or sounds, a magic spell." (Collin's Dictionary) Those who practise such, claim, like all spiritists, to be able to differentiate between good and evil spirits or jinns.
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Piety on Its Knees: Three Sufi Traditions in South Asia in

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They all derive their authority from the Prophet (SAWW) and the source of Islamic revelation’.. ‘But if we mean by Shia’ism.. The Naqshbandiyya Nazimiyya Sufi Order of America: Sufism and Spirituality is proudly powered by WordPress I, on the other hand, have already been rewarded with the (gift of) ma`rifah",� moreover, "I am but a guest in the abode ofmy Lord; should He offer me something to eat, I would eat (it); if He causes me to hunger, I will wait patiently.