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WHAT DOES SUFISM 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.
The translations of Sufism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Sufism» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUFISM» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Sufism
3 QUOTES WITH «SUFISM»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word Sufism.
I reject any path which rejects life, but I can't help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful. It gives relief in the midst of battle.
I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.
I think that Sufism fits all over the world. The concept is not anything that fits standard Western ideas - it's always related to culture, to music, to religion. It is a dominant religion in Senegal.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUFISM»
Discover the use of Sufism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Sufism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Sufism: A Global History
Moving beyond the description of doctrine, this book places Sufism in its social, cultural and historical contexts.
Nile Green, 2012
Sufism: The Formative Period
This book is a comprehensive historical overview of the formative period of Sufism, the major mystical tradition in Islam, from the ninth to the twelfth century CE. Based on a fresh reading of the primary sources and integrating the ...
Ahmet T. Karamustafa, 2007
Sufism: Love & Wisdom
A collection of essays on Sufism, written by such contemporary contributors as Seyyed Hossein Nasr, William Chittick, and Frithjof Schuon, demystifies its language, philosophies, and history, in a volume that also provides interpretations ...
Jean-Louis Michon, Roger Gaetani, 2006
Sufism and Taoism: A Comparative Study of Key Philosophical ...
. . . Since this book appeared it has influenced every work on Ibn 'Arabi and metaphysical Sufism...[and] any cursory study of Sufism during the last fifteen years will reveal the extent of Izutsu's influence."--Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Toshihiko Izutsu, 1984
The definitive compendium of Sufi wisdom, 'Essential Sufism' draws together more than three hundred fables, poems and prayers that reveal the luminous spirit of Islamic mysticism.
Robert Frager, James Fadiman, 2013
Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam
Such was the dark side of Sufism in its last phase. It is a picture familiar enough
from the accounts of travellers in the Muslim world during the eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries; and it is the picture that is all too present before the eyes of
A.J. Arberry, 2013
A Culture of Sufism: Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700
Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.
Dina Le Gall, 2005
Sufism: Heart of Islam
The book covers the remarkable lives of the early Sufis, their literature, and philosophies that stress on the purification of the heart.
Sadia Dehlvi, 2012
Sufism: Veil and Quintessence : a New Translation with ...
A revised translation of previously unpublished selections from the Perennial Philosophy metaphysician's letters and private writings makes a critical distinction between an "absolute" Islam and a "contingent" Islam, in a new edition that ...
Frithjof Schuon, James S. Cutsinger, 2006
Sufism: A Short Introduction
This book will be appreciated by anyone interested in Sufism, from those who know nothing about it to students, scholars and experts alike.
William C. Chittick, 2000
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUFISM»
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The Salafi war on Sufism
Many would read the global war on terror as a Samuel Huntingtonian self-fulfilling prophecy; witnesses would most likely identify it as a tragically wrong ... «The Hindu, May 15»
Following an extensive Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and neighborhood input, a major sanctuary for the Sufism Reoriented spiritual community has been ... «The Architect's Newspaper, Apr 15»
Sufism won't solve Pakistan's problems
On the other hand, western think-tanks, ever concerned with the rise of militancy in Pakistan and its ramifications for western interests, decided that Sufism could ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Apr 15»
Killing of 11 Sufis at Afghan mosque mystifies authorities
Sufism is considered a mystical branch of Islam in which followers seek a direct personal relationship with God. Best known for the "whirling dervishes" who spin ... «Town Hall, Mar 15»
Love all, hate none: 'Sufis spread the message of peace irrespective …
Sufism is a path of learning within Islam, with the Sufis teaching their followers about behaviours and experiences, said Prof Dr Muhittin Okumuslar. PHOTO: ... «The Express Tribune, Oct 14»
Sufism in the boardroom
He presents what he calls principles of 'Corporate Sufism', explaining how a single powerful thought can catapult you to success. His workshops are essentially ... «Times of India, Oct 14»
Narendra Modi Muslim body Sufism counter terrorism ISIS
Jaipur: A Muslim body yesterday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote Sufism as a counter to terrorism. Muslim Students Organisation (MSO) of India, ... «indiatvnews.com, Sep 14»
'Heart' of Sufism
Dr. Afsar Mohammad, senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, is doing deeply engaged in research into/on Sufi doctrines, practice and rituals in ... «The Hindu, Jul 14»
Sufi Muslims protest perfume maker in Chicago
The symbol “means everything that the advertisement isn't,” said Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh, a Chicago psychologist and student of Sufism who was among about ... «Chicago Tribune, Jun 14»
Roberto Cavalli perfume symbol offends school of Islamic Sufism
The Sufism symbolAccording to the organisation, the designer has rotated the symbol of the MTO Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism - two arcs linked in ... «South China Morning Post, Jun 14»
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