PDA

View Full Version : What is sufism in Islam


kabash
07-04-2011, 06:01 AM
In this sense Sufism is a purely Islamic discipline which builds up the character and inner life of the Muslims by imposing certain ordinances and duties, obligations and impositions which may not be abandoned in any-way by any man

Manahel.Fatima
08-04-2011, 02:00 PM
Sufism began as religious teachers in the Middle East came to learn the Truth of Islam directly from Mohammad. Technically Sufism is a denomination of Islam, however there are many Sufis that are not Muslims and there are many Muslims that are reluctant to consider Sufism part of Islam.
Sufism is important to the development of Islam because it is in this tradition that the more spiritual and mystical aspects were preserved.

kabash
09-04-2011, 07:42 PM
In Islam, the term 'mysticism' is synonymous with Ihsan (Embellishment of conduct), Qurb (approaching God), Tariqat (road, i.e., the journey unto God), Suluk (journey, ie. unto God), Tasawwuf (etymologically means to don woolen cloth.) This last term, oddly enough is most commonly used.
Sufism or Tasawwuf is variously defined.
But whatever the variations in definition, its essential role, as recognized on all hands, is to set in motion a process of spiritual culture operating, in one form or another, for spiritual tranquility. The mystic tendency in human nature which Tasawwuf treats of has been characteristic of serious minds in all ages and among every section of humanity. The experience in individual cases has varied, both in scope and intensity, according to the vision caught of the Ground of things in life. Indeed long before the advent of Islam, it had been subjected to a searching analysis particularly in societies given to metaphysical speculation such as the Greeks and the ancient Indo-Aryans, and reduced to a system of spiritual training.

astroboy
26-05-2011, 06:56 PM
Quotes from Sufi mystics:-

My whole being is so permeated with the love of the Lord
that I have now no thought of tile self and my old self has completely disappeared.
O Lord, I am now Thine and Thou art mine;
I am the body and Thou art my very soul.
Henceforth no one can say that we are apart from each other.
Khwaja Hafiz


Since I am united with my Beloved,
I have lost all sense of fear;
One who has sunk deep into the water of life
can have no fear of death.
Khwaja Hafiz

Rising above the horizon, hearken to the melody divine,
The prophet would attend to It as to any other task.
MAULANA RUMI

From the heavenly turret, God bids thee home,
Alas! thou listeneth not to the divine call,
None knows the mansion of the Beloved,
But sure enough the chiming of the bells comes from there.
KHWAJA HAFIZ

O God, lead me to the place from where flows
the ineffable Kalma without words.
SHAH NIAZ

All repeat the Kalma by word of mouth,
A rare soul may do it with the tongue of thought,
He who communes with it mentally,
He can hardly describe it in words.
HAZRAT BAHU

Such indeed is the Heavenly Orchestra, O Khusro,
It is in these ten melodies that a yogin gets absorbed.
With senses stilled and the mind at rest, so saith Khusro;
With the flourish of the limitless blast within,
All the lusts of the flesh and the deadly sins fly off,
The Master too has a wonderful world of His own,
And Khusro is now deeply engrossed within his self.
AMIR KHUSRO

Shabda
26-05-2011, 07:13 PM
Quotes from Sufi mystics:-

My whole being is so permeated with the love of the Lord
that I have now no thought of tile self and my old self has completely disappeared.
O Lord, I am now Thine and Thou art mine;
I am the body and Thou art my very soul.
Henceforth no one can say that we are apart from each other.
Khwaja Hafiz


Since I am united with my Beloved,
I have lost all sense of fear;
One who has sunk deep into the water of life
can have no fear of death.
Khwaja Hafiz

Rising above the horizon, hearken to the melody divine,
The prophet would attend to It as to any other task.
MAULANA RUMI

From the heavenly turret, God bids thee home,
Alas! thou listeneth not to the divine call,
None knows the mansion of the Beloved,
But sure enough the chiming of the bells comes from there.
KHWAJA HAFIZ

O God, lead me to the place from where flows
the ineffable Kalma without words.
SHAH NIAZ

All repeat the Kalma by word of mouth,
A rare soul may do it with the tongue of thought,
He who communes with it mentally,
He can hardly describe it in words.
HAZRAT BAHU

Such indeed is the Heavenly Orchestra, O Khusro,
It is in these ten melodies that a yogin gets absorbed.
With senses stilled and the mind at rest, so saith Khusro;
With the flourish of the limitless blast within,
All the lusts of the flesh and the deadly sins fly off,
The Master too has a wonderful world of His own,
And Khusro is now deeply engrossed within his self.
AMIR KHUSRO interesting how many of these quotes mention the Divine Sound...

astroboy
26-05-2011, 07:21 PM
interesting how many of these quotes mention the Divine Sound...
Baba Bulleh Shah - Sher Miandad Khan - Raaz Dhiya Gallan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4F7oBEL2Sw&feature=related