The Hierarchy of Saints, Part 1

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It didn’t matter to the devotees that in the summer of 1995 the shrine was burned down in a firefight between jihadis, who had turned it into a sanctuary and the military, who laid siege to the mausoleum; their devotion remained the same. The ninth benefit is in lessening the intake. The Sufis and mystics maintain that one who has deeper knowledge of oneself (self) can have knowledge of God (Rabb). In this essay Meier examines the problems of interpretation which arose concerning variants of the hadith: `The dead atones for the weeping of his relatives over him.’ Many took this to mean that the dead is punished for the weeping of his relatives, but in Islam one cannot be held responsible for the sins of others. 'A'isha rejected the hadith’s authenticity.

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Within the Heart of Hearts: A Story of Mystical Love

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Some Buddhists traditionally fled eastwards to Kashmir and Tibet, while others became Muslims. He was reputedly a learned and ascetic traditionist (muhaddith) who acquired many books. The doctrine is "widely taught" in Islamic secondary schools, promoted on at least one popular weekly television program in the Arab world and is advanced by "a well-funded campaign" led by the Commission on Scientific Signs in the Quran and Sunnah, based in Saudi Arabia and founded by Sheikh Abdul Majeed Zindani, a leading militant Islamist and "Specially Designated Global Terrorist".

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Bawa asks Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

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Their main teaching revolves around unconditional love to God, while Islam established a set of teaching that represents all the aspects in a person’s life. And if I worship you for your own sake, do not deprive me of your eternal beauty (Rabi'a Al-'Adawiyya) noooo i didnt mean it like that!!!!!!!!! and what yo have said doesnt reconcile with what other people have said which is causing me confusion......not u r confusing..... But most men know not ­ Surah XXX Rum - The Romans). 110 Yet whoso does evil or wrongs his own soul, then seek pardon of Allah, will find Allah Forgiving, Merciful. 111 112.

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Wisdom of Sufism

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Chittick, Professor of Comparative Studies at the State University of New York. Berasal dari kata "beranda" (suffa), dan pelakunya disebut dengan ahl al-suffa, seperti telah disebutkan diatas. At this point, the predominantly Omani merchant classes began to turn to plantation farming as a new use for their assets. Now, this four-fold path is accepted by every Sufi Order as foundational (usuli). I leave it up to you to decide how you will engage the text in your talking point: *reflect on an idea you found interesting or intriguing in the assigned readings, *explore the implications of a particular idea, * discuss how the various readings complement or differ from each other, *compare to another work we've studied, *trace how the work speaks to a theme we encountered earlier.

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The Invisible Way

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The essence of Sufism lies in keeping to the right path and achieving the perfection. Although much of Sufism is closely tied with Islam, you should check out the works of Hazrat Inyat Khan, one of the (if not the first) sufi teachers in the modern western world. At the same time, the Ba ‘Alawis raised the general level of scholarship among the Zanzibar ‘ulema, finding great popularity among Shafi’i scholars. Junayd explained away extremist sayings in a very guarded and critical manner.

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Rabi'a The Mystic and her Fellow-Saints in Islam: Being the

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Hujwiri was clearly concerned to dilute the notorious unorthodoxy of the gnostic of Bistam. Hence Abdul Latif of Sind proclaimed: �Love and Intellect are the two wings of the bird.� The Scriptures or Holy Books contain the primary Divine Revelations that of necessity are adapted in their style and expression to a given people at a given historical period, since �water takes on the colour of its container,� as the Sufi Junayd wrote. At the least, there has been a consistent overestimate of 'the temporal power of Islam as a unifying political force among the countries professing it'. (141) Sufi brotherhoods had been consistently represented by Soviet authorities as either bandit criminals or at least radical breeding grounds of anti-Russian feeling, which must be eliminated. (142) In the international context, this has developed into serious concern by even recent Soviet leaders such as Gorbachev that Islam could be a destabilizing influence along Russia's southern border, as well as posing an internal threat.

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Rumi (Makers Of Islamic Civilization)

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If you don't nurture God's love in your heart, you will be dry and parched like those deserts. in which lovers swim as they please, free of care. to dive deep into that ocean, to gather pearls. that shines like the moon. By faqr they mean emptying the soul of the ego's false "reality" in order to make way for what God wills for the soul. Nasir Khusraw:The Ruby of Badakhshan, London: I. According to mystical tradition, each of us has both a higher and lower nature and the spiritual journey, in part, is to quiet and still the lower self so that the higher self might emerge and become a pronounced part of the seeker’s life.

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Hatem al-Asamm

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We believe that his nomination was by Divine Guidance and an answer to many hours spent in prayer. The unity of the people of the Ottoman [Empire] has been spoilt and thus the people's trust in the security of their possessions and lives is lost because of the executions by hanging and imprisonment in dungeons and the banishment of Muslim and non-Muslim citizens who live on the last portion of our empire. The Sufi Orders that developed in the twelfth through fourteenth centuries, and still form the core of Sufi life in Egypt, were usually imported from other countries, such as Morocco and Iraq.

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The Court Of Reason

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For the first ten years (612 to 622 CE), he preached publicly at Makkah. Finally, according to Islamic beliefs, it is not a Muslim who causes someone to accept Islam, but God who opens a person�s heart to faith. The concept of the Sufi Qutb is similar to that of the Shi'i Imam. [61] [62] However, this belief puts Sufism in "direct conflict" with Shia Islam, since both the Qutb (who for most Sufi orders is the head of the order) and the Imam fulfill the role of "the purveyor of spiritual guidance and of Allah's grace to mankind".

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Rumi: Swallowing the Sun

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Food is the source of energy for all living beings. The Unionists, instead of paying attention to Sharif Husain Pasha's declarations, proclaimed him to be a traitor disloyal to the country. During the nineteenth century, however, those Muslim states that had escaped occupation by European powers launched reform programs comparable to Japan’s Meiji Restoration in an attempt to maintain their place in the world. They learnt it from the Assyrians and the Arabs.

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