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  • Sufism Essay

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    Sufism      Sufism, otherwise known as Islamic Mysticism, is a branch of Islam. It deals with special powers that are contained in the Qur'an. It is a more philosophical approach, where a person tries to become one with nature, and feel the power of God. The term mysticism can be defined as the consciousness of the One Reality -- be it called Wisdom, Light, Love or Nothing. (Shcimmel 23)      A Sufi tries to unite his will with God's will. They

  • Sufism And Influence On Architecture

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    During its history, Sufism has had a significant and profound influence on Architecture. Sufism applies the knowledge of the sacred to tangible forms that represent the creative power of the soul. The exceptional and captivating beauty of Sufi art echoes the sacred harmony and unity principles. It should be noted that in the different Islamic civilizations, like Iranian Architectural School, Sufism has radiated far beyond spiritual paths and greatly inspired the whole society (Ahadi, 2011). The important

  • Essay On Sufism

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    Sufism or taṣawwuf is defined as the inner, mystical dimension of Islam. Sufism is a tradition rooted in the Quran and Prophet Muhammad. It includes the study of religious Islamic learning, which then takes on a mystical quality from the interpretation of traditional subjects in terms of internal experiences of the soul. Sufism seems to have originated first in Iraq and then became established in iran, especially Khurasan. By the 10th century Sufism was a well- established movement with a large literature

  • Sufism Is The Meaning Of Mysticism

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    INTRODUCTION TO SUFISM The term Sufism is a very broad, paradoxical term because it has many connotations placing it within the wider sphere of polemics is a somewhat difficult activity. From the view of Islamic theologians, tradionalists and Non-Islamic scholars have much debated the areas of Islam, Sufism and mysticism. In this essay, the meaning of Sufism and the meaning of Mysticism, and whether the two complement each other or whether they are in fact, complete opposite. It will also be discussed

  • The Importance Of Sufism In Islam

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    Introduction Sufism is one of the most amazing, thought-provoking but equally controversial aspects of the Islamic religion. It is a part of Islam; whose beliefs vary from that of traditional Muslims but is derived from a more philosophical and social standpoint with a focus on closeness to God and attaining the truth of divine love and knowledge. The term “Sufism” represents a school of thought rooted in the Islamic mystical philosophy and theology, whose beliefs and principles exerted significant

  • The Islamic Faith Sufism Essay

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    an unconquerable schism between them. The gap, however, is somewhat bridged by a twist on the Islamic faith known as Sufism. The mystic ways of the Sufi society make it very appealing to both Sunnis and Shiites, not to mention the newcomers to the Islamic faith. Sufism uses the quality of unification and the quality of appeal to make it one of the strongest aspects of Islam. Sufism was founded on the belief that Muslims could obtain a 'one-on-one'; relationship with God through mystical practices

  • Sufism : A Pure Islamic Belief

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    Sufism is believed to be a pure Islamic belief; however it’s argued that Sufism isn’t restrained to one religion, rather the path to peace. The basic elements of Sufism are actuality and truth while the meaning of Sufism is the selfless experiencing and actualization of the Truth. Sufism as a practice is devoted to actions based on love and devotion, a divine spiritual track towards God. It engages a liberal and progressive internal person; exposing and observing without reasoning. Philosophers

  • Islamic Sharia Law And Sufism

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    but the two most prominent branches are Sharia law and Sufism. Sharia law and Sufism both seem to contradict each other. Sharia laws are the Qur’anic rules for the tangible world. The law includes predetermined punishment and rewards for actions, clearly defined by the Qur’an. It also has a spectrum of the lawfulness of actions, ranging from required to forbidden. Sufism, however, takes a more mystical approach to the practice of Islam. Sufism focuses on rejecting the material world and becoming one

  • How Sufism Is A Type Of Mystical Islamic Philosophy

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    Tracing back to the original prophet, Sufism is a type of mystical Islamic philosophy where Muslims attempt to take a more direct route to finding God and his divineness. Consisting of different practices and paths that are meant to trace their teachings from the prophet Muhammad himself, and therefore they see themselves as being practitioners of a perfected type of worship, or “ihsan”. While often grouped together as one entity, Sufi orders (called “tariqas”) are found in a wide variety of different

  • Essay about Sufism or Tasawwuf: A Sect of Islam

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    “The knowledge of God cannot be obtained by seeking, but only those who seek it find it.”(Abu Yazid al-Bistami). This quote sums up the aim of Sufism which is that those who embark on a journey that consists of love and the remembrance of God and living a spiritual and devotional life will attain great reward. Islamic mysticism, otherwise known as Sufism or 'Tasawwuf' is the Islamic science of spirituality that aims to explore and search the 'truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal