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WHAT DOES SUFI MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Sufism is a branch of Islam, defined by adherents as the inner, mystical dimension of Islam; others contend that it is a perennial philosophy of existence that pre-dates religion, the expression of which flowered within Islam. Its essence has also been expressed via other religions and metareligious phenomena. A practitioner of this tradition is generally known as a ṣūfī. They belong to different ṭuruq or "orders" – congregations formed around a master – which meet for spiritual sessions, in meeting places known as zawiyahs, khanqahs, or tekke. All Sufi orders trace many of their original precepts from the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his cousin and son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib, with the notable exception of the Sunni Naqshbandi order who claim to trace their origins through the first sunni Caliph, Abu Bakr. However, Alevi, Bektashi and Shia Muslims claim that every Sufi order traces its spiritual lineage back to one of the Twelve Imams, the spiritual heads of Islam who were foretold in the Hadith of the Twelve Successors and were all descendants of Muhammad through his daughter Fatima and Ali.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUFI» OVER TIME
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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
I am not a Sufi, but I follow the Sufi.
My house was a guest house of many Jaina saints, Hindu monks, Sufi mystics, because my grandfather was interested in all of these people.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUFI»
Discover the use of Sufi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Sufi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light: Wang Tai-yu's Great Learning ...
The first study in English of Islamic thought in China, this book shows that this tradition was informed by both Sufism and Neo-Confucianism; translations of two classic works are included.
Sachiko Murata, 2000
Sufi Music of India and Pakistan: Sound, Context, and ...
Qureshi's study carefully describes and documents the performance and rules of Qawwali music in the traditional Sufi assembly.
Regula Qureshi, 1986
Some of the Isma'ilis, whose power had been broken by the Mongols, went
underground and appeared later within Sufi orders or as new branches of
already existing orders. In Twelve-Imam Shi'ism also from the seventh/thirteenth
to the ...
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, 1991
Heart, Self & Soul: The Sufi Psychology of Growth, Balance, ...
The rich tradition of Sufism has helped to open the world's heart. Its treasures include the works of Rumi, the 13th-century mystic. This text explores the inner dimensions of Sufism from a western psychologist's perspective.
Robert Frager, 1999
The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual: Devotional Practices of ...
In this chapter I describe performances of Sufi poetry sung to music in socio-
linguistic terms, looking at both qawwālī and sufiānā-kalām. Briefly, these are
contexts where devotional poetry is sung to music. The speech events may take
Shemeem Burney Abbas, 2010
Sufi Heirs of the Prophet: The Indian Naqshbandiyya and the ...
Tracing the transformation of a mystical sufi lineage in colonial India, the Naqshbandiyya, the author explores the development of personal authority in Islamic society.
Arthur F. Buehler, 1998
The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-Arabi's Metaphysics of ...
These alone provide twice the text of the Fusus al-hikam. The exhaustive indexes make the work an invaluable reference tool for research in Sufism and Islamic thought in general.
William C. Chittick, 2010
Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn Arabi, Gender, and Sexuality
Sufi Narratives of Intimacy
Sa'diyya Shaikh, 2012
A Sufi-Jewish Dialogue: Philosophy and Mysticism in Bahya ...
Readers who know the book primarily in its Hebrew version have likely lost sight of the work's original Arabic context and its immersion in Islamic mystical literature.
Diana Lobel, 2011
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi