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Surfism is an Islamic concept which the followers are seeking for divine truth and love though a direct encounter with the God. This arose in the mid-18th and 19th century C.E.

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Sufism is branch of Islam that is more concerned with an emotional connection to God than an emphasis on legal doctrines. Sufis do not emphasize Islamic law and are much more interested in loving God and devoting themselves to seeing higher-meanings in sacred texts. They also seek to replicate the relationships that other now-dead Sufi Scholars had with the Divine, which is why they pray near the physicality of the dead Saint (i.e. at his tomb). Sufism advances the beliefs of Islam in a looser and more emotional way than traditional Islam.
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Does Sufism believe in women's rights in Islam?

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 .

What is Sufism all about?

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 (MORE)

What are some differences between Sharia and Sufism in Islam?

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 (MORE)

When did Sufism start?

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 (MORE)

How did sufism effected the world?

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 (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 (MORE)

What is the meaning of the rank of qutb in sufism?

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 .

Where is sufism practiced today?

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

What is the order of Sufism?

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.

Who is the best writer of sufism?

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 .

What are the principles of the Sufism?

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 (MORE)

What is the central practice of sufism?

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 .

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 o (MORE)

What accurately describes sufism?

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 (MORE)

What year did Sufism began?

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 (MORE)

How many followers of sufism?

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 (MORE)

What are the percentages of shia and sufism and sunni in Islam?

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 (MORE)

What is the purpose of Sufism?

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.

Do the Sufism believe in the five pillars of faith?

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 (MORE)

Is Sufism a cult of Islam?

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 (MORE)

Who was responsible for the rehabilitation of Sufism in the twelfh century?

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 (MORE)

Are Sufism and Baha'i the same?

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 (MORE)

Topics on sufism and tolerace?

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.

What are the key principles of Sufism?

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 (MORE)

Who brought Sufism to India?

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 .

How is sufism more realistic than other religions?

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.

What was Sufism?

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 (MORE)

How is sufism practised?

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 (MORE)

What role did sufism play in the Turkish sultanate?

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 (MORE)