32 Facts About Sufis


Sufis played an important role in spreading Islam through their missionary and educational activities.

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Sufis believe that by giving bay?ah to a legitimate Sufi Shaykh, one is pledging allegiance to Muhammad; therefore, a spiritual connection between the seeker and Muhammad is established.

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Sufis 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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The chief aim of all Sufis is to seek the pleasing of God by working to restore within themselves the primordial state of fitra.

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

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

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

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Sufis have historically revered Muhammad as the prime personality of spiritual greatness.

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

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

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Sufis believe the sharia, tariqa and haqiqa are mutually interdependent.

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Sufis 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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Sufi whirling is a form of Sama or physically active meditation which originated among some Sufis, and practised by the Sufi Dervishes of the Mevlevi order.

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Sufis often visit the shrine for ziyarat, a term associated with religious visits and pilgrimages.

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

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

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

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Sufis 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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Sufis taught that his followers need not abstain from what Islam has not forbidden, but to be grateful for what God has bestowed upon them, in contrast to the majority of Sufis, who preach to deny oneself and to destroy the ego-self "Order of Patience", Shadhiliyya is formulated to be "Order of Gratitude".

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

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Sufis 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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Sufis himself considered his writings to have been divinely inspired.

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

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Sufis laid the groundwork for sober mysticism in contrast to that of God-intoxicated Sufis like al-Hallaj, Bayazid Bastami and Abusaeid Abolkheir.

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Sufis is still revered by Sufis for his willingness to embrace torture and death rather than recant.

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Sufis 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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Sufis is said to have proclaimed, running down the streets of Basra, Iraq:.

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The Sufis introduced the practice of congregational Dhikr, or religious oral exercises, consisting of a continuous repetition of the name of God.

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The Jewish Sufis maintained their own brotherhood, guided by a religious leader like a Sufi sheikh.

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Sufis 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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