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The Wandering Sufis: Qalandars and Their Paths

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Rev. beloved spiritual guide was born in village Shalbandi, Tehsil Dagar, Distt. Should he make no effort, they (the Marathas) would inevitably be weakened and annihilated through celestial calamities and in such an event he would gain no credit…As I have learnt this unequivocally (from the divine) I spontaneously write to draw your attention to the great opportunity laid before you. Mystics and Commissars: Sufism in the Soviet Union, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1985, p12. 98.

The Assemblies of Al-Hariri : Fifty Encounters with the

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The Hoopoe warns the sixth bird against the dog of desire that runs ahead. Nicholson also provided an abstract of the contents in English. At the apogee of the Sumerian civilisation, Bennett continues, the Sufis are believed to have founded a brotherhood called the Sarman or Sarmoun Society, which, according to Gurdjieff, met in Babylon as far back as c. 2500 BCE and was responsible for preserving the inner teachings and initiations of the Aryan tradition in a period of religious decline.

Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light: Wang Tai-yu's Great Learning

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I replied: Allah and His Apostle knows best. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: He was Gabriel (the angel). The genuine malamati analysed possible hypocrisy in his conduct, and was to wear no distinguishing "spiritual" apparel that could tickle his vanity. In other words, images, effigies, or idols of All�h are not allowed, although verbal depiction abounds. For example, `Iraqi cites such works by al-Bayhaqi as "Kitab al-Zuhd" and "Shu'ub al-Iman"; Tirmidhi's "Hadith al-Migdam"; Abu Mansur al-Daylami's "Musnad al-Firdaws"; ibn abi 'l-Dunya's "Makayid al-Shaytan"; Abu Musa al-Madyani's "Istihla al-Mawt", and al-Tabarani's "al-Mu`jam al-Awsat", as well as other sources which can not be located, even when reference is made to Fuat Sezgin's Geschichte des Added titles and subtitles designed to facilitate the reader's comprehension are placed in brackets.

In the Courtyard of the Beloved There is Healing: A Danish

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If I am a heretic, enlarge my heresy." [73] In certain parts of the world, people enjoy freedom of conscience and choice, are free to lead their lives in peace and amity, to devote their energies to teaching and preaching, researching and making new discoveries. By means of the intuitive faculty the intellect can pass over all the causes and draw inferences instantaneously, enabling some to foretell coming events.

Beams of Illumination from The Divine Revelation (Keys to

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Previous Arabic editions of Abu Madyan’s poems and aphorisms have appeared only in the form of uncritical devotional literature. Some of them tried to hold the spoon by the end of the handle, but could not get the soup in their mouths, instead they spilled it on their fellow scholars. The Arabic term, taklif, used in the phrase al-amr al-taklifi, is a legal and moral concept that refers to the responsibility of individuals to carry out their obligations. Meanwhile, as the post stated, even many Muslims misunderstand Sufism and equate it with being trampled upon by horses, hypnotic dancing, or worse.

Dervish Diary

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Outlines of Persian philosophic mysticism. Latifa Sirr is situated a little above the Latifa Kulb and similarly Latifa Khafi is situated a little above Latifa Rooh. It was presumably for this reason that many shi-ite sects and fleeing Isma'ilis and other Moslem heretics had... for many centuries taken refuge in the mountain kingdom of ancient Daylam." In it are many benefits besides his being aware of the torments of the Hereafter. Despite of this they were all executed.

Rumi and Confucius: Messages for a New Century

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Al-Hasan quoted Abu Hurayrah saying that the Prophet (pbuh) declared: "wear wool, roll up your sleeves, and be fair to the stomach and you will enter the kingdom of heaven."18 And Jesus (pbuh) has declared: "0 disciples, starve your livers and bare your bodies so that your hearts will see God, may He be glorified."19 Our Prophet (Muhammad) has declared the same, as has Tawus. As the rain-drop absorbed in the ocean is not annihilated but ceases to exist individually, so the disembodied soul becomes indistinguishable from the universal Deity.

A Simple Guide to Prayer for Beginners

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Reference is to the beginning of his entanglement with Bathsheba, Uriah the Hittite's wife. 6. Yet, many Sufis in these areas seem to be influenced by Hinduism. Thus further eroding the Muslim Ummah already shattered through the evil but organised conspiracy of the enemies of Islam. Such models provide the rationale for creating a larger wholeness that encompasses mind/spirit. It is that State of Stillness when the Resplendence of the Pure Clarity of Wisdom has sunk down and settled completely within its ultimate Completeness and Perfection. "Sufi" reveals the nature of the final state of the receding of that Perfection, when it has settled down slowly to its ultimate Stillness.

The Spirit of the East

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Here three such personal dimensions are explored through the experiences of one woman in Marrakech, Morocco. Verily, a strange thing hast thou done.' "Then they went on until they met a youth, and he slew him. These freethinkers were not necessarily more rationalists than the religious ahl al‑ray. Spirituality teaches large heartedness and not narrow mindedness. Perhaps you need to venture out and see the world for what it is.

Taste of Modernity: Sufism and Salafiyya in Late Ottoman

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The explosions punched four large holes in the building and created wide cracks. Their complex ceremony, which use symbolic dances bringing the participants to ecstatic trance, take place in the private sphere during domestic rituals nights (lîla-s), and also in the public sphere during celebrations of national festivals (the moussem-s, which are also pilgrimages ) and touristic (folk spectacles) or religious festivities ( Ramadan, mawlid or birth of the Prophet) organized by the Moroccan and Algerian States.