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The religion of the Sufis

Mohsin Fani

The religion of the Sufis

from the Dabistan of Mohsin Fani

by Mohsin Fani

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Published by Octagon Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of: Dabistán-ul-Mazáhab.

Statementtranslated by David Shea and Anthony Trower ; introduction by Idries Shah.
ContributionsShea, David., Troyer, Anthony.
The Physical Object
Pagination87p.
Number of Pages87
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22088236M
ISBN 100900860685
OCLC/WorldCa8399280

Sufism [taṣawwuf] is not a separate sect of Islam, but rather a stream of interpretation emphasizing the interior path of mystical love and knowledge of God.A tradition describes the Prophet’s spiritual journey, the mi‘rāj, in which a celestial steed carried him to Jerusalem, from where he ascended into the highest heavens and came face to face with God. misleading statement or impression. Excerpts from this book not exceeding a total of words can be freely quoted without written permission of author provided reference to the site is given. 2 ‘SUFISM BEYOND RELIGION’ THE SUFIS ‘Look into the heart of a Sufi, If you want to see the Reality, You would find there nothing but.

  Sufi beliefs are based firmly in orthodox Islam and the text of the Quran, although a few Sufi teachers have strayed too close to monism or pantheism to remain within the orthodox fold. The core principles of Sufism are tawakkul (absolute trust in God) and . When it first appeared in , The Sufis was welcomed as the decisive work on the subject: rich in scope, clearly explaining the traditions and philosophy of the Sufis to a Western audience for the first time. In the five decades since its release, the book has been translated into dozens of languages, and has found a wide readership in both.

Mark J. Sedgwick, Author American University in Cairo Press $ (96p) ISBN Sufism (sōō´fĬzəm), an umbrella term for the ascetic and mystical movements within Sufism is said to have incorporated elements of Christian monasticism, gnosticism, and Indian mysticism, its origins are traced to forms of devotion and groups of penitents (zuhhad) in the formative period of early pious figures, later appropriated by Sufism, include Ali, Hasan al.


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The religion of the Sufis by Mohsin Fani Download PDF EPUB FB2

I got into Sufism when I was going through a rough time, I started reading the Quran with translation and then with an explanation.

I shared what I had learnt from reading the explanation with a friend and he went to his dads study and brought bac. The Sufis go through the rest of the forms of worship in the same way.

The man who performs religious rites without observing their hidden meanings is, according to them, like a child who reads the words of a book without understanding them. His religious life is void because his heart is void. Sufis teach that Sufism may be practiced with any religion -- it is the “heart” of religion.

No one faith or belief is questioned; each can follow his own church, religion, or creed. Sufism – What do Sufis believe about God. Sufism holds a doctrine of God which is extremely lofty.

Here is an excerpt taken from one of their descriptions of. The Sufis never set out to found a new religion, a mazhab or denomination. They were content to live and work within the framework of the Muslim religion, using texts from the Quran much as Christian mystics have used the Bible to illustrate their tenets.

The Sufis is about so much more than the whirling dervishes and moulids in Egypt. This seminal work by Idries Shah shows us the patterns and the linkages of 'the Sufis', a way of being, learning and creating that strikes to the heart of human purpose/5(26).

Sufism: ‘a natural antidote to fanaticism’ Jason Webster on why the republication of Idries Shah book about Sufism – whose enthusiasts have included Winston Churchill, Ted Hughes and Doris. Download PDF’s: holy books, sacred texts, and spiritual PDF e-books in full length for free.

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Knysh also examines the roots of the ongoing conflict between the Sufis and their fundamentalist critics, the Salafis—a major fact of Muslim life today. Based on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, Sufism is an indispensable account of a vital aspect of Islam. Muhyiddin Ibn `Arabi (d.

) is commonly remembered as the greatest thinker of Sufi tradition, famously describing his belief in “the religion of love.” But in his book Rethinking Ibn `Arabi, Gregory Lipton calls this presumed universalism into question.

Reading Ibn `Arabi’s own texts alongside their appropriation by the scholarly field. Sufism is less an Islamic sect than a mystical way of approaching the Islamic faith. It has been defined as "mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God." 1.

Islamic mystics are called Sufis and their way of life is Sufism (also spelled Sufiism). Find a huge variety of new & used Religion Islam Sufi books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Shop Religion Islam Sufi books at Alibris. Free download or read online The Sufis pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Idries Shah. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this religion, non fiction story are.

The book has been awarded with, and many others/5. Find a huge variety of new & used Sufism books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Shop Sufism books at Alibris. Sufism (Arabic: الصوفية‎ al-ṣūfiyya; Persian: تصوف‎ taṣawwuf) is a concept in Islam, defined by scholars as the inner, mystical dimension of Islam; others contend that it is a perennial philosophy of existence that pre-dates religion, the expression of which flowered within the Islamic religion.

Sufism, mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God. It consists of mystical paths that are designed to learn the nature of humanity and of God and to facilitate the experience of the presence of divine love and wisdom.

SUFISM. The mystical tradition of Islam is as diverse and full of surprises as the many different lands in which it has flourished. Our selection of books on Sufism has a particular emphasis on the sublime poetry of the most celebrated of all the Sufis, Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi.

Genre/Form: Early works Early works to Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fānī, Muḥsin, or Religion of the Sufis. London: Octagon Press, © Ultra-orthodox Sufis may choose to obey Islamic law but add some mystical component. Other Sufis (like Omar) view Islamic law much the way Jesus viewed the ritualistic Jewish Law – that it is more important to obey the spirit than the letter of the law.

Consequently, Omar was admired by some Sufis who used his poem as a teaching tool but. Sufism, or Tasawwuf as it is known in the Muslim world, is Islamic mysticism (Lings, Martin, What is Sufism?, The Islamic Texts Society,pg 15).

Non-Muslims often mistake Sufism as a. Sacred Texts Like all Muslims, Sufis have looked to the scripture of Islam for inspiration and justification for their particular interpretation of how to practice religion. Alternate names for the Sufis include the non-politically correct dervish or whirling dervish, and tasawwuf.

The word "sufi" likely comes from the Arabic suf meaning wool, in reference to the traditional rough woolen cloaks that ascetic Sufis wore. Tasawwuf also comes from the same root ("sawwuf" is a variant of "suf").Author: Kallie Szczepanski.Sufis and Anti-Sufis: The Defense, Rethinking and Rejection of Sufism in the Modern World, by Elizabeth Sirriyeh, Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press, xiii + pages.

Bibl. to p. Index to p. $ paper. This book provides a lively account of the intellectual and political opposition to Sufism from the 18th century up to the. Buy a cheap copy of The Sufis book by Idries Shah. Idries Shah's definitive work, The Sufis, completely overturned Western misconceptions of Sufism, revealing a great spiritual and psychological tradition Free shipping over $/5(5).