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This light is known as the light of the "intellect" and imparts wisdom. The craftsmen building the shrine use traditional tools and techniques, some revived especially for the task. Each Muslim who is financially and physically able is expected at least once in his or her lifetime to make the pilgrimage to Mecca and participate in prescribed religious rites performed at various specific sites in the holy city and its environs during the twelfth month of the lunar calendar.

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The Qur'an teaches Muslims to follow the right path by only doing good to please God. While proudly Islamic, Sufi believers have always been in dialogue with other great religions. Many westerners equate Islam with the actions and beliefs of a fundamentalist fringe characterized by literal interpretations, social control, and terrorism. Merchants, teachers, and traveling Sufi preachers were the agents who helped spread Islam.

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He lived in the later eleventh and early twelfth centuries. To his school of thought belonged such Sufi giants as Maulana Rum the author of the celebrated Masnavi (one of the most authentic works on Sufism) Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi, Maulana Shibli, Maulana Fariduddin Attaar, Khaqani, Shamsuddin Haafiz Shirazi (one of the greatest Persian Sufi poets in the East) Sheikh Sa'adi and others. Moreover, rational or intellectual knowledge is indirect.

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To the Moslem, who has no sense of natural law, all these 'violations of custom,' as he calls them, seem equally credible. It is the true personal experience of the divine, not the recipe or the ingredients. "It's peanut butter!" or "It's chocolate chips and butter!". One’s whole being should eventually be transformed into remembrance of God. Early Muslims tortured people and gouged out their eyes, so if an extremist is one who greatly deviates from the original teaching, peaceful liberal Muslims are at least as much "extremists" in Islam as the violent Wahhabis.

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By Allah the Great, drinking the wash-water of Maulana Thanvi?s feet brings about redemption in the next life. (Tazkiratur Rasheed, page 113) (While saying that the Prophets should be praised ?even less than human beings?, these hypocrites praise the dirty feet of their own Mullahs!) 2. The Brotherhood had contacts with the Free Officers in Egypt before the 1952 Revolution and supported most of their initial policies. At Latifa Sirr, one feels vibrations only at times. The "father of qawwali" Amir Khusrow was also a disciple of the saint Nizamuddin Auliya.

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One fact that must be stressed here is that, the Islamic elements of architecture had already passed through different experimental phases in other countries like Egypt, Iran and Iraq before these were introduced in India. At the Rawdat al-mutahhara, there are three lines of pillars and in each line there are four pillars. Junayd al-Baghdadi (d. 910), a famous Sufi master, defines Sufism as a method of recollecting “self-annihilation in God” and “permanence or subsistence with God.” Shibli summarizes it as always being together with God or in His presence, so that no worldly or otherworldly aim will even be entertained.

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As one of Islam's greatest theologians and philosophers, he made Sufism more acceptable to many people. His exterior these enthralling sights, Of his interior even the knowledge unaware. Taking their place among Islamic institutions as a branch of knowledge and life style, asceticism and Sufism led members of this field to look for evidence in the Quran and hadiths (sayings of the Prophet) for confirmation of their view, life style and thoughts. Because Sufism is about peace, spirituality and closeness to God which is what Islam is all about.

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Sadness disappeared and she remained with him twenty years. As soon as they put the picture into their minds consciously, they feel the energy of the Shaykh come into them. But this marble mihrab was placed somewhat closer to the Hujrat as-Saada. Others have derived sufi from the word saff; this refers to the sufis� �first rank� before God. The Sulami family was wealthy, and the young man benefited from the assets and scholarship of his senior.

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D., but Khwaja Bahau-ud-Din is more generally regarded as its originator. Born in the Soon Valley, he wrote in both Persian and Punjabi, and is regarded as one of the most prominent Sufi poets of the Indo-Pak subcontinent. The sad irony is that it is the social iniquities that underly this last contradiction that provide the raw material of endemic rage—which is increasingly exploited, siphoned off as it were, into the prior two. They all left the scene very angry, arguing with the others about their stupidity.

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Those are the descriptions of a Sufi. 17. Sufi practices received official protection and common acceptance. Sameer Purra, a 22-year-old studying to be a doctor, is among them. The evil and the good are not alike even though the plenty of the evil attract you. People were enslaved to the �letter of the law,� kept in the bondage of ignorance by false teachers, not realising that �the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.� Thus the Essenes, being the true Israelite priests and the mystic precursors of the first Spiritual Christians, concerned themselves with rediscovering the inner meaning of the Mosaic Law.