An overview of sufism

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Through the poetry of these literatures, mystical ideas spread widely among the Muslims. He laid the groundwork for sober mysticism in contrast to that of God-intoxicated Sufis like al-Hallaj, Bayazid Bastami and Abusaeid Abolkheir. This is based on my personal interaction with Sufis none of whom has shown any non-Islamic inclination and the original works that I have read by Sufi masters themselves.

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This turn of events was eloquently described in the 10th Century by Abu l-Hasan Fushanji who said: Today Sufism is a name without a reality. Sufi philosophy Sufi philosophy includes the schools of thought unique to Sufism, a mystical branch within Islam, also termed as Tasawwuf or Faqr according to its adherents. If we leave, all the metaphors and similes used for the expression of ideas aside, the apparently opposite views will agree. It was once a reality without a name. By focusing on the more spiritual aspects of religion, Sufis strive to obtain direct experience of God by making use of "intuitive and emotional faculties" that one must be trained to use. The practice of magic intensified during the declining years of Sufism in India when the Sufi orders grew steadily in wealth and in political influence while their spirituality gradually declined and they concentrated on saint veneration, miracle working, magic and superstition. Also Salafis have prevented Sufi prayers in Al-Haram. He discussed the concept of the self and the causes of its misery and happiness.

The vow of obedience to the Shaykh or Qutb which is taken by Sufis is considered incompatible with devotion to the Imam". Between the tenth and twelfth centuries, Sufism became a widely spread discipline. He lived and died in the city of Baghdad.

The heavy odds confronted me and provided me with few moments for my pursuits. Sufism also played a role in creating and propagating the culture of the Ottoman world, and in resisting European imperialism in North Africa and South Asia.

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Western Neo-Sufi practices may differ from traditional forms, for instance having mixed-gender meetings and less emphasis on the Qur'an. Sheikh Nadjm ed-Din Kubra was among those killed by the Mongols. Sufi metaphysics has been a subject to criticism by most non-Sufis. There are also independent branches in Germany and United States. One proof traditional orders assert is that almost all the famous Sufi masters of the past were experts in Sharia and were renowned as people with great faith and excellent practice. The Order is known for its emphasis on love, tolerance, and openness. Sufism is regarded as a science of Islam that has always been an integral part of Orthodox Islam. Junayd of Baghdad: Junayd of Baghdad — was one of the great early Sufis. The Senussi tribes of Libya and the Sudan are one of the strongest adherents of Sufism.

I was convinced that the group of Aulia holy mystics is the only truthful group who follow the right path, display best conduct and surpass all sages in their wisdom and insight. Originally from Mecca, as-Senussi left due to pressure from Wahhabis to leave and settled in Cyrenaica where he was well received.

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Clearly this is a matter of legal interpretation of tradtions and different schools have interpreted ideas differently.

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Sufi Origins, Sufi History, Sufi Beliefs