Caravan of Dreams

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Thus he was devoid of all hatred, resentment and any form of rancour towards the colonisers. I recounted to him the sayings (thereon) and he fell silent. Increase in brain wave coherence, decrease in stress levels, depression and anxiety, improved memory, increased emotional stability 6. We find in the words of the Prophet Jesus, PBUH, clear testimony that all beings, no matter how exalted in the universe, or how divergent in their paths, have the same One Lord.

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Rumi: Swallowing the Sun

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The angel Gabriel, for example, communicated God's message to the prophet Muhammad. Sufis were persecuted in Iran under Khomeini, but many Sunnis persecuted them too. Right now, the most brilliant minds are engaged in devising an avian flu virus for humans. This phase of literary Sufism was also characterized by the prominence of Persian works, notably those of Shihab ad-Din Suhrawardi (d. 1191), Farid ad-Din Attar, and Jalal ad-Din Rumi, and the subsequent development of Persian, Turkish, and Urdu mystic poetry.

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Sufism: The Essentials

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The tools of interpretation of the external world of phenomena are very diverse according to the Sufi vision: Time does not count, space and frontiers disappear, there is no limitations or negation, the Absolute Unity becomes the whole. It is for this reason that the Sufis lay stress on the love for their Master. They tend to read esoteric meanings into the Qur’an or the Hadith; they tend to say “well, this verse actually symbolically means something completely different.” They believe in figures known as Pirs, who mediate between Allah and humanity, and they accept the idea of spiritual mediation.

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A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings

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The city of Balkh in the Khorasan district of Persia. 3. Even if he is an unbeliever, one reading will bring him to Iman, perhaps at the last moment of his life. All the individuals described are contemporaries of Sadafi whom he met personally or heard about. An important order that came out of this context is Tidjaniyyah, which was founded in the 1780s by Ahmad al-Tidjani (d.1815) and which rejected many popular Sufi practices such as the adoration of saints.

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Oriental Mysticism

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D., he was not typical of the later doctrines of "Sunni Sufism." A similar story can be told of other oppressed peoples, in Kurdistan, Kashmir, Albania, Kosovo, and elsewhere, who owed their solidarity and cohesion to the immense power of the Sufi brotherhoods. The man of God is beyond infidelity and faith, To the man of God right and wrong are alike." After meditation Guru Maharaj asked me, “You could not get back that thing.” I said, ‘Yes, Sir.’ Thus, Guru Maharaj explained me the real meaning of that couplet and helped me cross that stage without falling a prey to it.

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Beams of Illumination from The Divine Revelation (Keys to

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Ahmed Hamid, a sufi witness, told the AP: "I was among 50 people inside the tekiya [sufi gathering place] practicing our rites when the building was hit by a big explosion. In North Africa and India, the Sufi movements had also absorbed the cultural and religious heritage of their new converts, a syncretism that included at times non-Islamic beliefs and practices. They devoted much of their time to praying, fasting, and nightly vigils. By divine ethics, we are referring to ethics that transcend mere social convention, a way of being that is the actualization of the attributes of God.

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Muslim Saints of HYDERABAD

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This short biography is only to show that the Muslims following the four Silsilas of Qadria, Chistia, Suharwardia and Naqshbandia have been strictly following the tenets of Islam and Sharia and they are not `Mushrikeens (polytheists) as alleged by Wahabies and Jama'atees. Syed Bahadur Ali Shah's father took him back to Sakhi Sultan Bahoo's shrine and left him there. This response -- which seems to be a rap at my knuckles -- seems to be aimed at putting me in my place.

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Sufism in the West

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This is the clear statement of Paul when he speaks about the appearing of the man of sin: "Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God (in Jerusalem), proclaiming himself to be God. If the apparent meaning is different, then the scripture must be interpreted allegorically.

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The Book of Rumi

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That subject is also mentioned in a whole chapter on detail from page 337-343, entitled: "al-Fana' alladhee yujad fi kalam as-sufiyya yuffassar bi-thalathat umur" (The Word Annihilation found in Sufism explained in Three Ways). During the early period of Islam there was no necessity of any new cult like Sufism. Sufism came recently into the CNN spotlight when Al Qaeda-linked Mali Islamists armed with Kalashnikov’s and pick-axes destroyed centuries-old mausoleums of saints in the UNESCO-listed city of Timbuktu.

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Spiritual Dimensions of the Quran

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You are invited to learn about Sufism, its practices, and our school. Furthermore, "he who allows himself to go hungry will be free of anxiety." Howevermuch he (the novice) needs to marry, he must not abandon the requirement of his intention (to become a practicing Sufi) at the beginning (of his undertaking) and during marriage. In the introduction to his book The Essential Koran: The Heart of Islam, Thomas Cleary comments upon an appealing aspect of Islam as follows: "Islam does not demand unreasoned belief.

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