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The aim and method of Sufism

Javad Nurbakhsh

The aim and method of Sufism

by Javad Nurbakhsh

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Published by Khaniqahi Nimatullahi in Teheran .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sufism

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[Javad Nurbakhsh].
    SeriesKhaniqah Nimatullahi publications -- 56
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBP189 N87
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 p. --
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20411424M

    Study Resources. HeartSpace: Awaken the heart with the wisdom & practice of Sufi spirituality; Online Retreats; The 99 Names of God: An Illustrated Guide for Young and Old. However the underlying message and aim of the quest for the love of God is true for all humanity. For a non-Muslim the most important ideas in Sufism are love for fellow human beings (which reflects one's love of God) and living ones life in such a way where all actions are against the self.

    The purpose of Sufism is to reach a personal experience andcloseness to Allah. That is the goal of a Sufi, to pursue the loveof Allah. Home. Islam. Shiite Islam. Sunni Islam. Pakistan. Religion. Sufi teachers evidently were present at the inception of Islam in the time of Muhammad or shortly thereafter, but the first recorded Sufi thinkers lived in the eighth or ninth century and most Sufi orders seem to have begun in the 12th or 13th centuries in Persia, Turkey and surrounding areas. The history of Sufism is the history of the Sufi.

    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. The Sufi Book of Life -- 99 Pathways of the Heart for the Modern Dervish by Neil Douglas-Klotz is Part meditation book, part oracle, and part collection of Sufi lore, poetry, and stories. According to a number of news sources, the bestselling poet in the English language today is Jelaluddin Rumi, a 13 th century Persian Sufi.


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The aim and method of Sufism by Javad Nurbakhsh Download PDF EPUB FB2

The aim of sufism The aim of the Sufi way is impart the zest of morality onto the heart of a believer; a zest for mercy, affection, generosity, forgiveness and gratitude.

On glancing at the comprehensive definition and subject matter of Sufism, it is easy to see that it. About the Author. A Fulbright Research Scholar, Hakim G.M.

Chishti, N.D. studied traditional healing in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, and has twenty years of practical experience in Unani natural medicine. He is the author of The Book of Sufi Healing (Healing Arts Press, ). Read more. See more/5(32).

Books shelved as sufism: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak, The Conference of the Birds by Attar of Nishapur, The Essential Rumi by Rumi, The Sufis. This book is a historical study of Sufism (Tasawwuf) with specific reference to its spread throughout the Indian subcontinent.

It deals with the major Sufi orders, their distinguishing features and the ideology and method of Sufism. The aim of Tasawwuf, to put it briefly, is to attain the realization of.

‘The discussion of Sufi aims, psychology, doctrine and method is original (many previously untranslated texts are cited), sensitive and readable. The mood of Sufism is conveyed here with a clarity that is rare, even unique, yet is done in a responsible, non-proselytizing manner.’ Review of Books and Religion.

The book is a biography of the Algerian Sheikh Ahmed al-Alawi the late grand Sheikh of the Alawiyye branch of the Shadhiliyye order one of the largets Sufi orders in Africa. The book begins with an introduction to Sufism for a doctor who has come to treat the Sheikh at his 'Zawiya' (Sufi meeting place)His impressions are unique in itself as a Frenchman and member of the colonialist class who in /5(10).

9 Sufi Doctrine and Method. in its spiritual actuality and its own modes of expression, from the framework imposed on the individual by religion and also by reason, and in this sense the inner nature of the Su fi is not receptivity but pure Size: KB.

The book literally holds your hand through the entire process of Sufism and Spirituality. Each explanation of a concept is detailed, yet incredibly well explained. It doesn’t matter if you have or haven't studied Sufism before, because this book will guide anyone.

Download PDF’s: holy books, sacred texts, and spiritual PDF e-books in full length for free. Download the Bible, The Holy Quran, The Mahabharata, and thousands of free pdf ebooks on Buddhism, meditation, etc. Read the reviews and download the free PDF e-books. Use the search function above to find our free PDF ebooks or use the category list to browse books.

Mir Vali-ud-din, who died inhas also produced another book under the title of "Contemplative Disciplines in Sufism." In this book he makes an important contribution to the study of methodology, techniques and special features of Sufi practices which are used in their systems of.

Sufism: An Introduction is a historical study of Sufism (Tasawwuf) with specific reference to its spread throughout the Indian subcontinent. It deals with the major Sufi orders, their distinguishing features and the ideology and method of Sufism.

The aim of Tasawwuf, to put it. Sufism like many other institutions became, early in its history, a fertile ground for imitators, impostors, and charlatans. The corrupting influence of these charlatans was regarded as a source of great confusion to all those who either wanted to follow the Path of Sufism; or wanted honestly to understand it, one reason why this was so was that Sufism by its very nature was a discipline.

Without trying to classify here the various sorts of books on Sufism, let me suggest what sets Burckhardt s study apart.

Most forms of Sufism and quasi-Sufism known in the West place a high priority on love. This is well and good, and Burckhardt himself points out that Ibn ïArab ' the greatest master of Sufi theoretical teachings putFile Size: 1MB.

Definitions. The Arabic word tasawwuf (lit. being or becoming a Sufi), generally translated as Sufism, is commonly defined by Western authors as Islamic mysticism. The Arabic term sufi has been used in Islamic literature with a wide range of meanings, by both proponents and opponents of Sufism.

Classical Sufi texts, which stressed certain teachings and practices of the Quran and the sunnah. Sufism Sufism has been described as `the heart of Islam' for it represents Islam's inward or mystical dimension. At the end of the Sufi path is to be found nothing less than the uncoloured Truth or, in subjective terms, one's true Selfhood.

This book supplies a much needed explanation of the essential doctrines and practical elements of Sufism for the ever growing number of people who, from a.

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.".

This study fully investigates al-Qushayri's life and historical horizon and carefully analyses the structure and method of the commentary. The primary aim of the book is to draw greater attention to the other traditions of exegesis that inform the Sufi approach of the Lata'if al-isharat, an understudied feature of many Sufi commentaries in : Martin Nguyen.

Sufism preaches no particular dogma, except the great truths that are the basis of all religious beliefs: the belief in the existence of divin-ity, of an invisible world, and of the immortality of the soul. Unlike the mosque, the Sufi's gathering is open to all people; every-body can go in the circle of a Sufi.

These books introduce the reader to the substance and definition of Sufism, its aim and method, its inner practices, and what it means to be a sufi. They are treatises on the various aspects of Sufism as a way of life and as a school of applied ethics that attempts to unite all human hearts in loving kindness.

This book is a superb compendium of traditional tales, poetry and sayings from individual Sufis and Sufi schools over the last millennia. The introduction by its compiler, the late Anglo-Afghan author and experiential philosopher, Idries Shah, may be one of the most accurate and comprehensive short articles defining Sufism that exists anywhere/5.

Geoffroy discusses how Sufism was formed and how great masters have adapted its initiatic doctrines and practices to changing conditions within the Muslim world.

Surveying the history of Sufism, this book covers its earliest days up until our own times and addresses Sufism's uneasy relationship with various forms of fundamentalism/5(3). Non-Muslims often mistake Sufism as a sect of Islam.

Sufism is more accurately described as an aspect or dimension of Islam. Sufi orders (Tariqas) can be found in .The purpose of Sufism is to purify the inner or spirit to highest maximum level and prepare yourself to be very close to God (Allah).

According to sufi system, one has to select a spiritual teacher called Shaikh or Peer who will lead and guide him throughout all the way. The student is called "Salik" (The Learner or The Seeker of True Path").