The Mystical School Of Islam

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ABSTRACT The word Sufi is from the Arabic word 'soof ' which means wool. These Sufis have a habit of wearing thick, coarse wool. They think by wearing harsh clothing, it is piety. From Sufi, you get tassawwuf; this word is a bid 'ah, as it is neither in Quran or Sunnah. The words Sufi and tassawwuf are not in the Quran or the Sunnah. Allah (SWT) used tazkia (purification). There are disagreements regarding the origin of this belief among scholars. Some say that Sufism is the mystical school of Islam and had its beginnings in the first centuries following the life of the Prophet Mohammad and others say that they are traced back to the pre-Islamic roots of Sufism through the early Christian mystics of Syria and Egypt, to the Essenes, the ancient Pythagorean orders, and the mystery schools of the Egyptians and Zoroastrians, among others. [2] Keywords; Sufism, Tawassuf, Tazkia, Dhikir, Wahdat al Wajood, Tariqa INTRODUCTION What is Sufism? Sufism is a Muslim movement who seek to discover divine truth and love through encounters with God directly [3]. The rejection of worldly matters such as celibacy and poverty is a major trait of the Sufism. It developed religious practices aiming at strict self-control that enable psychological and mystical insights as well as a loss of self, with the ultimate purpose of mystical union with God. The Sufi movement has various forms of orders. Leaders of these orders train and assist disciples in the mastery of Sufism 's

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