What are the sources of sufism?
Sufism or Tasawwuf is a vast subject that can have differering meanings to different people.
Sufism in it's pure form is against what many people consider sufism today ie. twirling, dancing etc.
Pure Tasawwuf or sufism has it's sources from the Quran, Hadeeth and the verdict's and explainaitions of learned scholars or jurist.
Sufism in it's pure form is against what many people consider sufism today ie. twirling, dancing etc.
Pure Tasawwuf or sufism has it's sources from the Quran, Hadeeth and the verdict's and explainaitions of learned scholars or jurist.
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Sufism is part of Islam . All true sufis practice Islam and shariah. Hence they have no other view , their view is same as is islamicview . Women have rights as mentioned in Qu'ran and Hadith .
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Answer 1 Surfism is an Islamic concept which the followers are seeking fordivine truth and love though a direct encounter with the God. Thisarose in the mid-18th and 19th century C.E. Answer 2 Sufism is branch of Islam that is more concerned with an emotionalconnection to God than an emphasis on… legal doctrines. Sufis do notemphasize Islamic law and are much more interested in loving Godand devoting themselves to seeing higher-meanings in sacred texts.They also seek to replicate the relationships that other now-deadSufi Scholars had with the Divine, which is why they pray near thephysicality of the dead Saint (i.e. at his tomb). Sufism advancesthe beliefs of Islam in a looser and more emotional way thantraditional Islam. (MORE)
Answer The theory of Sufism in Islam is to know the Allah and achieve the nearness of the Allah only.
Sufismis not something different from Islam. It is all about seeking thethe Goodwill and Pleasure of Almighty Allah. In fact, it is puttingthe teachings of Islam into practice with extreme devotion. TheSufis teach to be kind, helpful and charitable to all human beingsirrespective of their caste, cre…ed, color, religion, country etc.They don't hurt the feelings of human beings even if they aresinners. The sinners may repent anytime and become better Muslimsand better humans than those who consider them inferior or sinful.All human beings are the off-spring of a single couple - HazratAdam (as) and Hazrat Hawa (as). Allah Almighty has created all andHe loves all His creatures. Nobody has the right to insult,maltreat or murder anybody. The Sufis welcome anybody who wants tosit in their company. They don't hate any person. They teach topractice tolerance and love. They follow the teachings of Islam inletter and spirit. (MORE)
This is not my (Prioktan918's) answer, which can be seen in theabove Expert Answer. This is the view of an unnamed Sunni Muslimcontributor with whose opinions on the subject of Sufism Irespectfully disagree. Unfortunately, the Answer-system isimproperly giving me credit for his views. If the Sufis …are sincere, then let them obey Allaah and hisMessenger and adhere to His Sharee'ah - as commanded in this aayah- so that they will be among the victorious. As for their claimsthat the awliyaa' ("saints") have knowledge of the Unseen(al-ghayb), which no one knows but Allaah, and their doing Tawaafaround graves and praying to the dead as a means of worship anddrawing closer to Allaah - all of this in fact means that they areseeking the help of someone other than Allaah and this is kufr andshirk. They say, "Allaah inspires us with things which He castsinto our hearts in addition to what is in the Qur'aan and Sunnah";and they say that the "elite" do not have to adhere to theSharee'ah of Islam which is obligatory for the "masses"; and theyinvent adhkaar (phrases remembering Allaah) which they repeatregularly, which are not in the Qur'aan or in the Sunnah of theProphet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him... and after allthis, they want to be among the victorious, with the Prophets andSiddeeqoon. On the contrary, they will be with the shayaateen(devils) and mushrikeen. We ask Allaah to keep us safe and sound.May Allaah bless us and you with the love for His Prophet (peaceand blessings of Allaah be upon him and love for his noblecompanions, and gather us with them in the place of honour withHim, for He is the Sovereign, the One Who is able to do all things. (MORE)
A primary source can be letters, diaries/journals (for those males out there), documents, speeches, interviews, and even photographs!
Answer . Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri ( The Thoughtful Guide to Islam ) regards the development of Sufism as natural and progressive, rather than being founded at a particular time or place. Hasan al-Basri was regarded as one of the early Sufis, without necessarily having been named as such during his… life.. By the early eighth century, an increasing number of people had chosen a way of life based on ascetism, meditative and other ritualistic practices, such as chanting the name of God as a means of enhancing remembrance of Allah and maintaining self-awareness. By the ninth century, a large body of teachings from the traditions and Sunnah emphasised the importance of gaining knowledge of the self in order for higher and more subtle knowledge to become accessible.. By the twelfth century, tasawwuf , or knowledge of self, was a recognised part of religious life and came to be taught in many madrasahs and many Sufi Orders became established. (MORE)
Before I answer the question, I would like to briefly discuss what Sufism is. Sufism is a mode of spirituality within Islam, and using the word "Sufism" connotes something more than the word "Islam" does alone. Sometimes Sufi groups (though usually not traditional Sufi schools and lineages) diffe…r in their approach from the conventional Islam. It is more mystical in its approach, and while the Sufis also have great regard for the Quran and the hadiths, they are commonly thought to lay more emphasis on the parts dealing with virtue and spirituality, rather than fasts, prayers and rituals. In actual fact, most Sufi schools teach a three part path of "Shariah, Tariqah, Haqiqah" each stage of which builds upon the previous as a foundation. Shariah is the religious law and practices of orthodox Islam, which Sufi schools agree must be followed. Tariqah means "path" and is the common way to refer to any Sufi school, and Haqiqah means "truth, reality" meaning God. The message is that by following the accepted Islamic rules and practices, then learning directly from a spiritual teacher within a lineage that has a direct transmission of wisdom through teacher-student relationships all the way back to the Prophet Muhammad, one can walk a path that returns to God. The word Sufi is believed to have been derived from the word suf which means 'wool', though there are other theories about its etymology. In India, Sufism is sometimes similar in its approach to the Upanishadic philosophy of the Hindus (the Mughal prince Dara Shikoh from India actually wrote a thesis bringing out their similarities) which encourages the mystic to look for answers himself, particularly by searching within, generally under the guidance of a spiritual master or pir, who is to be treated with utmost reverence, just like a Hindu guru , and so, there is a theory that Sufism emerged as a result of contact with Hindu yogis and traders coming to the Middle East, though Sufis claim that Sufism is no innovation, but derives itself from Prophet Muhammad's teachings, though even they accept that Sufi ideas were influenced by Hinduism, in the early phase of the development of Sufism, due to trade contacts with Hindu scholars, and Hindu mystics and scholars travelling to the Middle East. Sufis also believe that music helps connect man to God, though many conventional Muslims have a rather negative view of music. Sufis also revere scriptures of other religions, and regard that truth is to be found in every religion, and many of them accept Hindu icons like Ram and Krishna to be prophets of Allah, their God Alimghty. A leading Sufi poet, Sinai, clearly stated that people of diverse religions were striving to reach out to the same God Almighty. The Sufis believe in the doctrine of tauhid-i-wajudi or Unity of Being i.e. the same divine spirit being prevalent in all creatures, and that to know God, we need to connect to our inner being, and then, we can become one with God, which is akin to Hindu philosophical doctrines. However, whatever I described above about Sufis is a generalisation, but there are internal differences among the Sufis. The Nakshbandi school of Sufi thought, for example, is more similar to the conventional Islamic view. Sufi Islam is practised in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Morocco, Turkey and many other parts of the world. The Uighur people of Xinjiang, who are fighting for independence from China, as they claim the Chinese have colonised them, the way Tibetans do, are followers of Sufi Islam. The shrines of the Indian Sufi saints are known as durgahs and people of all religions are welcome to pray there. Indeed, a sizeable number of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi Hindus pray in the durgahs in their countries. The most famous durgah in India is that of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer, which attracts both Hindu and Muslim pilgrims from all over the country and even abroad, and has helped culturally keep India united even when it was politically divided. However, the conventional Muslims consider worshipping Sufi saints as men who became one with God (refer to the doctrine of tauhid-e-wajudi mentioned above), to be sinful, as in their opinion, the Quran makes it clear that none other than Allah, the God Almighty, is to be worshiped. Hereafter, lies the answer to the question - the impact of Sufism. While the conventional Muslims may not accept Sufism as the true Islam, Sufism helped form bridges between Muslims and other religious communities and promote a spirit of secular humanism. Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, a Sufi saint, whose shrine is located in Delhi, performed yogic exercises and meditation practices so well that Hindus hailed him as siddh (one who has perfected). The Sufis of Kashmir were called Rishis, a term used for Hindu sages. When Sultan Sikander of Kashmir set about pulling down Hindu temples on a large scale, the leading Kashmiri Muslim Sufi, Hazrat Nuruddin Nurani, bitterly protested, arguing that Islam did not sanction this. One eminent Sufi saint from Sind, in what is today Pakistan, even went on a pilgrimage to Hindu holy places. Thus, the Sufis helped cement ties between the Hindus and Muslims of India, at a time when Muslims regarded Hindus to be heretics and were looked down upon, and Hindus regarded Muslims to be untouchables, just like the lower caste Hindus. The bhakti movement, a movement among the Hindus, which was a revolt against the brahmanical order, criticising the domination of the priestly class and meaningless over-emphasis on ritualistic practices, also reciprocated the same tolerant attitude towards Muslims that the Sufis had exhibited for the Hindus - also an impact of Sufism. Swami Ramanand, a Hindu religious preacher, brought the bhakti movement to North India, which was initially confined to South India, and he was influenced by Sufi ideas. His disciple Kabir was also very strongly influenced by Sufi ideas, and declared that the god of the Hindus and Muslims are one and the same, and drew a large number of follwers, both Hindu and Muslim, from all over North India. It is not clearly known whether Kabir himself came from a Hindu or a Muslim background, but he is as such considered to be a bhakti saint. He is still greatly respected by both Hindus and Muslims all over India. Nanak, another Hindu preacher and bhakti saint, also drew a large following, comprising both Hindus and Muslims, and he too, like Kabir, preached that the God of the Hindus and the Muslims was one and the same, and hailed the prophets of the Muslims, like Jesus and Muhammad, as well as legendary figures regarded as God incarnate by Hindus, like Ram and Krishna. His order later developed into an independent religion, Sikhism, though many Hindus, who are not officially Sikh, particularly those belonging to the Sindhi and Punjabi communities, both in India and in Pakistan, continue to revere him even today. Kabir and Nanak opposed idol-worship and rejected the concept of incarnation, rather accepting the concept of prophethood, which was in keeping with Islamic ideas. Nanak is held to be the first Sikh guru , and was succeeded by nine others. One of them, Guru Arjan, complied the holy book of the Sikhs, in which he even included verses by Sufi saints like Baba Farid, and bhakti saints like Kabir. In China, early Muslims, including Sufi teachers were influenced by the language and cultural thought of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, and often expressed Islamic concepts in similar terms. Sufism schools in China are known as Menhuan, while the Islam in China is known as Yisilan Jiao or Hui Jiao. The term Hui Jiao is misleading because it implies that Islam is the teaching (jiao) of the Hui nationality group, the majority of which are Muslim, and that other non-Hui people can not therefore enter the religion. The Sufis in China also helped in maintaining peaceful, healthy relations between people of diverse religions in the country. The Sufis enriched the literature and music of several languages. Aamir Khusro, an Indian Sufi saint, is credited with the creation of the sitar and tabla, two popular musical instruments in the Indian subcontinent, and he is also regarded as the first poet of the Hindi language, which is today the national language of India. The Sufi tradition of kawali or group singing in a certain fashion influenced the Hindustani school of classical music of the Indian subcontinent. An acclaimed Sufi musician of the contemporary era is the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan. Today, Sufi musicians in Pakistan have produced a new genre of music, known as Sufi pop music, which is popular not only in Pakistan, but even in India. In fact, this genre of music has expanded itself into the non-religious realm as well in a very big way. An internationally acclaimed Sufi from Turkey is the late poet Rumi. Sufism also was a step forward in the direction of women's empowerment. While as per Islamic belief, Prophet Muhammad said that women should not be stopped from going to the mosque if they so desire, many mosques in the Indian subcontinent barred them, and still bar them entry, but there is no such restriction in a durgah or Sufi shrine, where men and women worship alongside each other. In fact, some of the Sufi saints, such as Rabia from Kashmir, were women. While the Sufi saints in the Indian subcontinent were mostly not concerned with conversions, the popularity of the Sufi movement is believed to have been one of the factors for Islam emerging as a religion with a large following in what is today India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, though the hindutva scholars and historians argue that Islam was basically spread in India mainly by force, a theory that most mainstream historians do not accept, though that there were some forcible conversions to Islam at some points of time in Indian history is a generally accepted fact. Also, jiziya , a tax for the non-Muslim members of the state (as opposed to the zakat tax for Muslim members), was higher, and this was also likely a factor that contributed to the spread of Islam in India, so the Sufi movement alone cannot be ascribed as the reason for the rise of Islam in the Indian subcontinent. However, many of the rulers like Akbar and Muhammad bin Tughlaq were strongly influenced by Sufi ideas and ruled the State in a secular fashion, respecting the rights of non-Muslims at par with the Muslims. They abolished the jaziya and gave non-Muslims high posts in the government administration and even representation in the royal court. While both faced opposition, Muhammad bin Tughlaq had to pay for his secular policies more dearly than Akbar. Akbar even started his own order of the Sufistic type, called tauhid-e-ilahi or 'unity of God' wherein after studying different religions, he felt all religions carried truth in them, and that the best parts of them should be integrated. He was not, as is often stated, creating a new religion. His order tauhid-e-ilahi appears to have been referred to as din-e-ilahi , din meaning religion, the first time more than half a century after his death. Joining his order did not mean giving up one's religious identity, just as many Hindus venerated and still venerate the Sufi saints, and still remain Hindus. Thus, Akbar wanted Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Zoroashtrians and others to voluntarily join his order, accepting that the god of all these religions is the one and the same, and follow his teachings, accepting him as their spiritual guide, but his order was not meant to be a new formal religion to which they had to convert as such. However, one of Akbar's most prominent critics was Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi, who belonged to the Nakshbandi school of Sufism, which as mentioned above, is similar to mainstream Islam. There were also many other rulers, other than Muhammad bin Tughlaq and Akbar, who were strongly influenced by Sufi ideas. Thus, this has been the impact of Sufism. However, another impact has also been intense intellectual and violent conflict within the Islamic world, which some scholars like Al Ghazzali tried to bridge by stating that Sufism is alright as long as it does not overlook or violate any Quranic principles. Occasionally in Islamic history, Sufis have been persecuted by rulers who suspected them of spreading an unacceptable degradation of the religion. A significant example can be the killing of the popular Sufi saint Mansoor. Also, minority Muslim groups such as Wahabis/Salfis (a conservative movement started in Saudi Arabia by Muhammad ibn 'Abd al Wahab in the mid 1700s) often oppose Sufi doctrines as being un-Islamic or even being contradictory to Islam. However, it would be incorrect to say that only the followers of Sufi Islam are liberal and moderate Muslims. In fact, apart from the few fanatics that will appear in any group of people, ALL Muslims are opposed to killing innocent people, which is definitively against Islam, in letter and spirit. To them, tolerance means 'live and let live' but not accepting other religions as necessarily right in their own ways. Also, many of the conventional Muslims respect the Sufi saints as great men in history, though they may have differences of opinion regarding their teachings or practices. Some scholars like William Darlymple seem to suggest that followers of Sufi Islam are liberal and tolerant, while the negative stereotypes about Muslims are somewhat valid for the conventional Muslims. This is a gross generalisation about the latter, and even about the followers of Sufi Islam, for some schools of Sufi thought, like the Nakshbandi school, resemble the conventional Islamic view. Also, some try to paint a picture that while Sufism is a movement of Muslims, it has little to do with the Quran or hadiths, something most followers of Sufi Islam strongly refute, and rightly so, for many of the verses written by Sufi poets are based on the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad and other prophets of Islam, like Moses and Jesus. * I am aware that my answer deals primarily with the Sufi Movement in the Indian subcontinent only, though I have mentioned that Sufism is prevalent in many other parts of the world also, like Morocco, China and Turkey, and I even mentioned the name of Rumi, a Turkish Sufi poet, and a little about Sufism in China. The reason for this Indian subcontinent-centric approach is that I am an Indian myself, and so my knowledge is more Indian subcontinent-oriented. This apart, I think Sufism perhaps impacted the Indian subcontinent more than elsewhere, because here, Islam has existed in a climate of religious pluralism more than Muslim-majority countries, and the Sufis are venerated here even by non-Muslims which makes their impact more significant. Also, many Sufi ideas are akin to Hindu ideas, and Hinduism is the majority religion of India, and a prominent religion in Pakistan and Bangladesh. (MORE)
How did Sufism start Why did it become separate from mainstream Islam How did tariqahs start Explain the idea of a path?
Sufism started with Islam, as it is at the core of Islamic teachings ie. peace, love, spirituality and closeness with God. It never became separate from mainstream Islam, but deviant sects of Islam often reject it. It should be noted that Sunni Islam is the true original way of Islam, and all Sun…ni Muslims accept Sufism as part of their religion. Tariqas started from different Companions of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) who each preached the ways of Islam to others, and this knowledge was then passed down from generation to generation, forming a chain or Tariqa. (MORE)
A Qutb is one who has reached the second highest rank in Sufism,for example the great Mawlana Rumi (rahmatullah alaih) , Shah WalliUllah , Syed Ali Hijvary commonly known as Data Sahib , MoulanaAhmad Ali Lahori .
Because Sufism is about peace, spirituality and closeness to God which is what Islam is all about.. Conclusion: Islam is Sufism and Sufism is Islam.
Sufism continues to exist today and is a formidable force in theIslamic world. Sufism flourishes in Egypt, Pakistan, Central Asia,North Africa, India, Indonesia ,and Sudan
follow sunna and hadith of Prophet Muhammad - you can't pick and choose what you want to follow and what you don't. just try to follow the way of our beloved Prophet, love him more than our lives, and must believe that he's hayat (alive - mentally, physically and spritually.
Yes. It is practiced in Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan, Central Asia, North Africa, India, and Indonesia
Hazrat Shah Walli Ullah Muhadic Dehlavi is the best writer on Sufism . His book named " Qolul Jamil " . It is written in Persian and its translation in Urdu is " Shafa U Aleel . This book is Encyclopedia of 4 common sects of Sufism .
The main practitioners of Sufism were Sufi Muslims and individualMuslims who prayed and confided in their regional Sufi leaders.
Most of Sufis' religious beliefs and rituals come from orthodoxIslam, but some also come from Gnostic Christianity, Judaism,Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism.
there are many difference between a suni and a shia suni say that there are four khalifha but shias say that there is only one khalifha hazrat ALI
In "The Way of Illumination", Inayat Khan writes of ten principle Sufi thoughts that are the fundamentals of Universal Sufism: "1. There is One God, the Eternal, the Only Being; None exists save He 2. There is One Master, the Guiding Spirit of all souls, Who constantly leads all followers toward th…e Light 3. There is One Holy Book, the Sacred Manuscript of Nature, the only Scripture that can enlighten the reader 4. There is One Religion, the unswerving progress in the right direction toward the Ideal, which fulfills the life's purpose of every soul 5. There is One Law, the Law of Reciprocity, which can be observed by a selfless conscience, together with a sense of awakened justice 6. There is One Brotherhood, the human brotherhood which unites the children of earth indiscriminately in the fatherhood of God 7. There is One Moral, the Love which springs forth from self-denial and blooms in deeds of beneficence 8. There is One Object of Praise, the Beauty which uplifts the heart of its worshiper through all aspects from the seen to the unseen 9. There is One Truth, the true knowledge of our being, within and without, which is the essence of Wisdom 10. There is One Path, the annihilation of the false ego in the real, which raises the mortal to immortality, in which resides all perfection" (Sufi Message). -Whitnee. (MORE)
Answer if this question concerns literature, not electricity. Primary Source : This is your main source, a source that was recorded when the event happened. Secondary Source : A source based on other sources e.g. a book about the event or a biography written by person A about perso…n B. (An autobiography is an example of a primary source because someone wrote it about his or her own life. ) Answer if this question concerns electricity, not literature. Primary Source : A non-rechargeable chemical battery which can produce a useful output current when a load is applied to it. It does not store electric charge and it cannot be re-charged when its supply of electric current has been used up. Secondary Source : A rechargeable chemical battery which can produce a useful output current when a load is applied to it. It stores electric charge and can be re-charged when its supply of electric current has been used up. (MORE)
Training, knowledge, experience, and the ability to learn from my mistakes not just the mistakes of others
Sufism is all about mysticism, whereas Sunni & Shia are allabout doctrine. Sunni & Shia are divided into further sects,whereas Shia is divided into orders.
Worship of Allah in true spirit and "Zikr" is central practice of sufism . There are certain Variation s in practices in different sects of Sufisms which can be seen in "Qolul Jamil " Written by Shah Wali Ullah RA .
Sufism is a method of following Islam in its true spirit . actual name of Sufism is "Ehsan " . True Sufism is based on the Hadith of Gabriel as mentioned by Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim . It means to worship Allah as if allah is looking you or if it is not possible to worship allah as Allah is looki…ng you . True knowlege of Sufism can be found in books written by Hazrat Mujaded alif Sani and Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah . (MORE)
I was raised sunni Muslim and I don't believe there is an actual day. Sufism is a sect of Islam believed to be recorded as earlier as the first century. When the ruling Muslims were living what was believed to be a decedant life. This group of Muslims seeking to separate themselves from what the bel…ieved to be of human lower nature anot of high spirirtual moral code. These were the so called mystics of Islam, they wore a wooly type of fabric called suf. (MORE)
A renewable resource is a product that can continuously be used without running out (water, air, sunlight). In other words, "renewable" means that the resource is replenished (rain water, trees) or is in such massive quantity as to be considered practically infinite (sunlight). A nonrenewable res…ource is one that can be collected and converted to useful items or energy but usually breaks down into a different substance when used and cannot be replenished or used again. (oil, natural gas, gold). (MORE)
Millions. mainly Suni Muslims and Shia Muslims and others that believe only in one brotherhood and do not believe to be a part of any sect also sufism is followed by many Siks, Hindus and other religions . only Kharji or they are known as Wahabi dont follow the concepts of sufism. Its a open belie…ve that God makes friends in this world and loves them and love those who love his friends. Regards, Mubashir Shah (MORE)
sufi is not related to sect and can be found in both shia and sunni. but most of sufi leaders have been sunni. sufi means paying more attention to spritual aspects of Islam. sufi have many sect and many of them are deviated. real sufi is very rare. Twelver shia Muslims live in many countrie…s. Iran is the main Shia county and the leader of Shia Islam in world. Twelver Shia Islam constitute the majority of the population in Iran (90%), Azerbaijan (75%), Bahrain (70%), Lebanon (65% of Muslims) and Iraq (65%), Yemen (45%). Other countries with a significant proportion of Shia are Syria (15%), Kuwait (35%), Pakistan (20%), India (23% of Muslims), Afghanistan (15%), Saudi Arabia (18%), Turkey (20%), United Arab Emirates (16%), Qatar (15%), Albania(25%). other Muslim countries are mainly sunni with minor shia population. Qum in Iran and Najaf in iraq are two main city of Shia Islam. (MORE)
A secondary source is something that was written after the eventhappened such as a book. A primary source is something that was written during the eventsuch as a newspaper, or diary.
The purpose of Sufism is to reach a personal experience and closeness to Allah. That is the goal of a Sufi, to pursue the love of Allah.
Yes, indeed Sufi's do believe in the 5 pillars of Islam. Otherwise, if they did not believe in the 5 pillars, they will not be considered Muslim at all. Like for example; Ahmadiyya Islam. Which they do not believe that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the last prophet. However, some rules of Sufi's do go… against some rules of Islam. (MORE)
Sufism is a part of Islam, but the use of the word "cult" usuallyhas a negative implication, which is inappropriate. Sufism isbranch of Islam that is more concerned with an emotional connectionto God than an emphasis on legal doctrines. Shari'a and Sufism arenot in conflict; which makes Sufism a com…pletely legitimateexpression of Islam and is just as much a part of Islam as istraditional Islamic Jurisprudence. It simply uses thisjurisprudence in a looser and more emotional way. Similar parallelscan be drawn between Kabbalah (the real thing - not Madonna stuff)and Judaism. (MORE)
B. Al-Ghazali I'm sorry but whoever said this was the answer; surely is uncertain. I hate to burst your bubble but the correct answer to this question is al-Hallaj (ahl-hah-LAJ). If you look it up in your text book you're goin to see clearly on page 296 The Progress of Suffism where it… says that in the early 10th century,for an instance, ordinary people revered the great spokeman of Sufism, al-Hallaj. Your welcome! P.s..reading is healthy... (MORE)
No, they are different. Sufism is an Islamic tradition of religious mysticism, beginning in the first centuries of Islam, while the Bahai Faith is a religion, founded in Iran in the 19th century. There are wikipedia pages for both of them. Having said that, Sufism and Bahai mysticism, and Chri…stian mysticism, and Jewish mysticism, have a lot in common. Mysticism is a "common place" where the religions meet, at least to some degree (MORE)
Sufism is a branch of the Sunni sect of Islam. Sunni's are the most popular sect.
Read the english translation of Kashf-ul-Mahjoob. It will clarify majority of your concepts regarding Sufism. Secondly, if you can understand urdu, check the link. Listen to the lectures of this fellow, that's a well of knowledge for you.
Love for all and hatred for none. Check the people who visit them in India. Hindus visit more than local muslims
There are three, key principles to Sufism. These are being Conscious of ones breathing in which the worshiper becomes aware that he or she breathes in the presence of God and attempts purification through this awareness.The worshiper watching their steps, these steps being the worshipers progress t…o spiritual enlightenment.The worshipers homeward journey, in which the worshiper strives to progress to the world of their creator, and abandon the materialistic world of man.Through these steps a worshiper of Sufism will attempt to achieve a fundamental state of innocence. (MORE)
Prophet Muhammad SAW is father of Sufism . He is fountain of all sects of Sufism .
Sufism and its different methods were brought to India by various persons . Hazrat Khawja Baqi Billah Brought Silsala Naqshbandia. Hazrat Shahabuldin Soherwadi brought "Soherwardia " .Hazrat Ali Hajveri is most ancient popular Sufi in Lahore .
This is a question asking for opinion rather than fact andtherefore cannot be answered. Sufism (a mystical form of Islam) is only more realistic than otherreligions to those who practice sufism. To a Christian,Christianity is more realistic; to a Taoist, their religion is morerealistic.
Muslims known as Sufis. They belong to orders of people, who are devoted to Muhammad and his teachings.
Sufismnot something different from Islam. In fact, it is putting theteachings of Islam into practice with extreme devotion. The Sufisteach to be kind, helpful and charitable to all human beingsirrespective of their caste, creed, color, religion, country etc.They don't hurt the feelings of human bein…gs even if they aresinners. The sinners may repent anytime and become better Muslimsand better humans than those who consider them inferior or sinful.All human beings are the off-spring of a single couple - HazratAdam (as) and Hazrat Hawa (as). Allah Almighty has created all andHe loves all His creatures. Nobody has the right to insult,maltreat or murder anybody. The Sufis welcome anybody who wants tosit in their company. They don't hate any person. They teach topractice tolerance and love. They follow the teachings of Islam inletter and spirit. (MORE)
Sufism is not something different from Shariah. A Sufi seeks purityof heart and mind. A Sufi must practice Islam in its true andoriginal sense. A Sufi strives to please Almighty Allah by offeringTahajjad and Nowafis. He must be true, just , kind and honest inhis dealings. Different Silasis (schools …of Sufism) rememberAlmighty Allah by reciting Allah-hoo round the clock. A sufi mustremember Almighty Allah all the time. (MORE)
The Sufis g enerally have nothing to do wth Kings or Rulers. Theymostly remain away from rulers. Anyhow, if a Ruler seeks theirguidance, they advise him to be just and kind to his subjects. TheTurkish Sultans respected the Sufis. Following are some of theteachings of Sufis. Sufismnot something diff…erent from Islam. In fact, it is putting theteachings of Islam into practice with extreme devotion. The Sufisteach to be kind, helpful and charitable to all human beingsirrespective of their caste, creed, color, religion, country etc.They don't hurt the feelings of human beings even if they aresinners. The sinners may repent anytime and become better Muslimsand better humans than those who consider them inferior or sinful.All human beings are the off-spring of a single couple - HazratAdam (as) and Hazrat Hawa (as). Allah Almighty has created all andHe loves all His creatures. Nobody has the right to insult,maltreat or murder anybody. The Sufis welcome anybody who wants tosit in their company. They don't hate any person. They teach topractice tolerance and love. They follow the teachings of Islam inletter and spirit. (MORE)
The sufis give more impotance to their innerself than the outwardappearance. It may be called mysticism.