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However, the majority of women in the era of the great Islamic empires lived their lives predominantly in the private sphere. The Sufis, however, were not afraid to confront sensitive subjects avoided by the ulema because it had a direct bearing on their concentration on God. He, however, compared annihilation (fana) to transmutation of the qualities of all things by burning fire to its own qualities, yet leaving their essence unchanged. The grave was left level with the ground for a few years.

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Even the late hagiographer, professor William Montgomery Watt (1909-2006), wrote that Al-Ghazali, "the greatest Muslim after Muhammad,...brought orthodoxy and mysticism into closer contact," theologians nearer to accepting "mystics as respectable," and mystics "within the bounds of orthodoxy."[1] But avowed Naqshbandi Sufi Muslim, Suleyman Ahmad Stephen Schwartz, in a July 20 discussion of Islamic "moderation," stresses Al-Ghazali's "beliefs of the heart,"---expunging Al-Ghazali's fierce advocacy of jihad warfare.

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He is still revered by Sufis for his willingness to embrace torture and death rather than recant. Several orders are active in the US in his liniate, including Sufi Ruhaniat International, Sufi Movement, & Sufi Order international. Dhu '1-Nun21 said, "I never was satiated without becoming defiant or being preoccupied by it." `A'ishah, may God be pleased with her, said, "the first innovation (bid'ah) after (the passing away of) the messenger (Muhammad, pbuh), was satiation.

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The states of ecstasy may, however, vary according to the emotions predominating in the seeker i.e. love, repentance, fear etcetera. Every great religious prophet has been the harbinger of a more universal way of life, which unites his fellows into a wider community that ideally encompasses all mankind. Impose not on us that which we have not the strength to bear! This fact is also mentioned in The Holy Quran (6). If you are still reading this that means that there is still some hope for your soul.

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Suhrawardī’s works on Sufism, most of which are written in Persian, include The Red Intellect (‘Aql-i surkh), The Chant of Gabriel’s Wing (Āwaz-i par-i Jibrā’īl), Story of the Occidental Exile (Qiṣṣat al-ghurbat al-gharbiyyah), Language of the Termites (Lughat-i murān), Treatise on the State of Childhood (Risālah fi ḥālat al-ṭufuliyyah), A Day Among the Sufis (Ruzī bā jamā‘at-i ṣufiyān), The Sound of the Griffin (Safir-i simurg), Treatise of the Nocturnal Ascent (Risālah fi’l-mi‘rāj), and Treatise of Illumination (Partaw-nāmah) (Aminrazavi 1994).

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These rituals also had a social function, helping to unify people from widely varying backgrounds into a spiritual brotherhood. The scene at these festivals completely refutes the kind of image that extremists seek to convey to Muslim youth. – Source: Common Ground News Service, via Middle East Online, Mar. 4, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog Mokhtar Ghambou is professor of post-colonial studies at Yale University.

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Instead of focusing upon the nafs, Tirmidhi advocated "the science of God" (al-ilm billah). (71) The contrasting "science of the self" (al-ilm bi'l-nafs) was here considered inferior. Now when Muhammad died, one of the problems was, '"ow was Muhammad to be succeeded?" In addressing you we speak according to the measure of your understanding, since what is meat for gnostics is poison to the uninitiated, and the highest mysteries ought to be jealously guarded from profane ears.

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Abu Hurairah meriwayatkan bahawa Rasulullah saw bersabda: “Allah s.w.t turun kelangit bumi di sepertiga malam yang akhir dan bertanya: Adakah terdapat orang yang memohon ampun? maka Ku ampunkannya. Muslim who can afford it should strive to make a pilgrimage to the Ka'bah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. d. Rose Crescent friends may benefit from the ideas and works of brother Abdulaziz Sachedina. He has trained thousands of professionals in conflict transformation, prevention and multi-track diplomacy, including political leaders and diplomats, UN peacekeepers, police, educators, religious, traditional and civil society leaders.

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Read Sufis and Anti-Sufis: The Defence, Rethinking and Rejection of Sufism in the Modern World (Curzon Sufi Series) PDF, azw (Kindle)

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What is needed is to recognize the existence of this self, and to control, tame and purify it. While Fatima Zehra was Muhammad's daughter, the Rasulallah (Prophet of God — Muhammad) understood that his gnosis was bestowed upon him from the Divine Feminine. At a very early age of five years he lost his father. On such men will be Allah's blessings and mercy' such men are rightly guided." The above ayats are crystal clear. Posted by Randy Hoyt • Sep 1st, 2008 In my previous article titled God and Man: Two Western Themes, I introduced two contrary themes found in a variety of Western myths, from ancient religious texts to contemporary fantasy literature.

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A Naqshbandi spokeswoman didn’t respond to questions about the video and requests for an interview with Kabbani. And he adds: "All, too, are pantheists, but some do not know it." Alhough he may not be regarded as a Sufi Poet, his poetry at times takes a philosophical overview of Love and God and thus have been included in our books section. The general context of Bistami's ascension is Islamic, but there is nothing to specifically rule out the possibility of Zoroastrian ingredients or affinities.

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