33 Facts About Sufi


Important focuses of Sufi worship include, the practice of remembrance of God.

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Sufi cites the early shaykhs such as Al-Fudayl ibn 'Iyad, Ibrahim ibn Adham, Ma`ruf al-Karkhi, Sirri Saqti, Junayd of Baghdad, and others of the early teachers, as well as Abdul-Qadir Gilani, Hammad, Abu al-Bayan and others of the later masters— that they do not permit the followers of the Sufi path to depart from the divinely legislated command and prohibition.

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Sufi orders were accused of fostering popular superstitions, resisting modern intellectual attitudes, and standing in the way of progressive reforms.

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The extent to which Sufi orders declined in the first half of the 20th century varied from country to country, but by the middle of the century the very survival of the orders and traditional Sufi lifestyle appeared doubtful to many observers.

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Current Sufi orders include Alians, Bektashi Order, Mevlevi Order, Ba 'Alawiyya, Chishti Order, Jerrahi, Naqshbandi, Mujaddidi, Ni'matullahi, Qadiriyya, Qalandariyya, Sarwari Qadiriyya, Shadhiliyya, Suhrawardiyya, Saifiah, and Uwaisi.

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Sufi is believed to have served his first teacher, Sayyid Muhammad Baba As-Samasi, for 20 years, until as-Samasi died.

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Sufi is said to then have served several other teachers for lengthy periods of time.

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Sufi is said to have helped the poorer members of the community for many years, and after this concluded his teacher directed him to care for animals cleaning their wounds, and assisting them.

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Sufi is the leader of created beings, the one "whose name is glorious Ahmad".

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Sufi was a Prophet while Adam was between water and clay, and his elemental structure is the Seal of the Prophets.

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Sufi is the sun of creation, the moon of the celestial spheres, the all-seeing eye.

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For instance, much Sufi poetry refers to intoxication, which Islam expressly forbids.

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In recent times, it has been increasingly used by scholars like Mark Sedgwick in the opposite sense, to describe various forms of Sufi-influenced spirituality in the West, in particular the deconfessionalized spiritual movements which emphasize universal elements of the Sufi tradition and de-emphasize its Islamic context.

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Some Sufi orders engage in ritualized dhikr ceremonies, or sema.

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Sufi is to collect all of his bodily senses in concentration, and to cut himself off from all preoccupation and notions that inflict themselves upon the heart.

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However some Sufi Saints permitted and encouraged it, whilst maintaining that musical instruments and female voices should not be introduced, although these are common practice today.

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Example Qawwali was originally a form of Sufi devotional singing popular in the Indian subcontinent, and is usually performed at dargahs.

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Dargahs are often associated with Sufi eating and meeting rooms and hostels, called khanqah or hospices.

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Sufi psychology has influenced many areas of thinking both within and outside of Islam, drawing primarily upon three concepts.

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Sufi was given lessons about hadith by Abu Bakr ibn Muzaffar.

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Sufi was given lessons about Tafsir by Abu Muhammad Ja'far, a commentator.

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Sufi spent twenty-five years as a reclusive wanderer in the desert regions of Iraq.

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Sufi joined the teaching staff of the school belonging to his own teacher, Abu Saeed Mubarak Makhzoomi, and was popular with students.

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Sufi was born in a Berber family, in Ain Madhi, present-day Algeria, and died at the age of 78 in Fez.

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Sufi hailed originally from Syria, and was born in Aleppo to a Syed Hussaini family.

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Sufi was found by a group of religious pilgrims in the early 1900s meditating in the jungles of Kataragama in Sri Lanka .

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Sufi himself considered his writings to have been divinely inspired.

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Sufi's order was Junaidia, which links to the golden chain of many Sufi orders.

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Sufi's was however released by her master when he awoke one night to see the light of sanctity shining above her head.

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Sufi's is said to have proclaimed, running down the streets of Basra, Iraq:.

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In Egypt, at least 305 people were killed and more than 100 wounded during the November 2017 Islamic terrorist attack on a Sufi mosque located in Sinai; it is considered one of the worst terrorist attacks in the history of modern Egypt.

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Sufi mysticism has long exercised a fascination upon the Western world, and especially its Orientalist scholars.

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Sufi has become one of the most widely read poets in the United States, thanks largely to the interpretative translations published by Coleman Barks.

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