Reorienting Sufism: Hamka and Islamic Mysticism in the
... Mohammad Djamil Djambek, Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad, and Sheikh Thaib Umar, all of
whom spent many years studying in Mecca, Abdul Karim Amrullah formed a
formidable anti-Sufi faction that invited strong reactions from Sumatra’s traditionalist
Muslim leaders.2 As one of the leaders of the Muhammadiyah ref ...
Indonesia`s Salafist Sufis - Cambridge University Press
... (Sufi orders), over which many NU clerics presided.
Hamka’s championing of apparently opposing agendas (defending
and popularising tasawwuf, while also promoting Islamic modernism
through the Muhammadiyah) can be understood when we appreciate
the depth and variety of his early education in classical ...
Devotion to the Prophet and His Family in Egyptian Sufism
... addition, there are many sheikhs who have established orders that are not registered with the council, and others who have a large following but have not established an official order. Sufism in Egypt is a complex phenomenon that cannot be
reduced to the position of a government-sponsored body.5 Her ...
tesis tea-to submit-final draft
... would become more sceptical towards religious faith, considering that religious belief
systems were “vestigial remnants of a pre-modern society”. Finally, religious authorities
would lose their grip and influence over society as other forms of authority resulting from the
secular system of society, ...
Zanzibaris or Amakhuwa? Sufi Networks in South Africa
The Elements of Sufism
... of the outer prophetic law. Sufism bore similarities to ascetic mysticism, yet it also allowed for
spiritual militancy in many instances. The brotherhood which was experienced by the Sufis was
due mostly to their inner conditioning and state of their hearts, rather than to adherence to any
Nurturing Salafi manhaj
... and traditional Muslims emerged in April 2006 when traditional Muslims
damaged a musalla (small prayer house) that belonged to the Salafis. Conflicts
between Salafis and other Muslims also took place in other regions, such as in
Banjarsari, Ciamis, West Java and Sidayu, Gresik, East Java. The most s ...
Anatomy of the Salafi Movement
... you cling to them. They are the Book of Allah and my Sunna.”6 In a widely cited hadith
(recorded saying or tradition), the Prophet told Muslims that, “[T]his Ummah [Muslim
community] will divide into seventy-three sects all of which except one will go to Hell
and they are those who are upon what I a ...
The Impact of Soviet Policy on Female Sufis in Chechnya
... preached nonviolence as well as selfpurification and religious devotion.
Spiritually the new order also differed
from the Naqshbandi brotherhood by
practicing a vocal dhikr, which consisted
of music and dancing.10 According to
Mikhail Roschin, the Kunta Haji
followers believe “the sacred dance
Redefining Sufism in Its Social and Political Contexts
... the mystical, the popular, or any other dimension [Tonaga 2006:12–13, 15–18].
While there is no doubt about the rise of the ethical dimension of Sufism over the
last couple of hundred years or so [Tonaga 2006: 14 (figure 2-c)], in my view Tonaga has
misrepresented the concurrent development in the p ...
What is Tasawwuf - Islah-ul
... inward/invisible, whereas whatever was in the times of Rasool-e-Akram (may peace
be upon him) was external/visible?
Answer: External and Internal are terminologies in tasawwuf. First we need to
understand what they mean. External/visible/apparent knowledge means that
knowledge that deals with a pers ...
Understanding the Concept of Islamic Sufism
... (saw) in his lifetime and his descentants after the Prophet’s (saw) death commanded special respect and status by
virtue of this distinction which they enjoyed in the Islamic Society. They were therefore, distinguished as 1)
Sahaaba 2) Taabayeen and 3) Taba Taabayeen. After their respective periods ...
An Introduction to Sufism
... intellectually gifted men of their age and ideas
which were already implicit in strict Sufi symbolism in a succinct form.”21 He goes on to say
that most of what shapes the Sufi spiritual
method is drawn from the Qur’ān and the
Prophet’s teachings. Indeed, the majority of
the worlds Sufis are Muslims ...
Sufism in the Light of Orientalism
... which they had entirely forgotten. Therefore, no wonder the newly discovered
“Sufism” is regarded as a fundamentally Persian spiritual phenomenon to be traced
back to the estimated Indian roots.
At that time (the beginning of the 19th century) the attention and enthusiasm of the
European scholars gr ...
sas~11_2 - Prelim-NEW
... various kinds gathered a momentum in Hyderabad that became increasingly difficult to resist. Along with the wider sense of the disenfranchisement of Islam in
colonial South Asia, Christian as well as Hindu missionary activity contributed to
the determination of many of the advisors of Nizm Usmn ...
THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY IN INDONESIA
... between Salafis more visible. Although Thalib’s call for jihad was
supported by fatwas9 from many Salafi shaykhs in Saudi Arabia and
Yemen, it was sharply criticized by his opponents. Asifuddin, for
example, criticized the jihad as invalid as it deviated from the true
Salafi doctrine, arguing that t ...
Gülen`s Interpretation of Sufism Dogan Koc University of Houston
... Definition of Sufism vary in western public and Muslim world, it also takes different
approaches in the Muslim world. Along with the different approaches to Sufism, Gulen’s refusal
statements about himself as being a Sufi Sheikh 4 and his followers being a Sufi tariqah (Özkök,
the challenge of democracy in indonesia: the case
... democracy, the Salafis consider a ruler resulted from democracy is
valid, and Muslims should obey him: they are not allowed to
criticize him publicly, and are not allowed to rebel against him.
Keywords: Salafis, manhaj, musha>warah, democracy, ahl al-h}all
wa al-‘aqd, kufr.
Since 1998, ...
A BEGINNER`S TAKE ON SUFI POETRY: DOES THE SUFI LOVE
... God speaks to the human race in toto, whereas Sufism having been rooted in
Quran focuses on the individual.
Sufi poets as blessed by God: The poets in Islam are praised as being
blessed by God, their gift of language is a divine gift,8 which shows why in
most cases this gift was used for praising Go ...
Sufism, Islam, and Globalization in the - UNC
... The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) at Indiana
University, during its short history that now approaches a half a century, has faced
and met considerable challenges, and has been blessed by the leadership and services of some remarkably dedicated scholars, teachers, mentors a ...
Spiritual Healing and Sufi Practices
... brings happiness to both self and others around him.
Sufi Spiritual Healing is neither a magic nor a mysterious process but is in fact very natural instinct with which every human being is
born but fail to actualize this potential power. It is an instinctive ability within all human being as it is a ...
... In summary, I gleaned healing principles, techniques and
invented a new therapy approach from my immersion in
Gülen’s Sufi model, and show how this Sufi path benefits
therapeutic practice in social work.
This finding is consistent with Sufi therapy, increased
mindfulness is relevant to the preventio ...
... culture throughout the Islamic world, a "Golden Age" whose physical artifacts are still
present. In many places, a lodge (known variously as a zaouia, khanqah, or tekke)
would be endowed through a pious foundation in perpetuity (waqf) to provide a
gathering place for Sufi adepts, as well as lodging ...
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... Allah, the sacred scripture of the Muslim (he who submits to Allah), the beautiful words of
Shaken, Muhammad returned to his wife, Khadija, and spoke of his encounter. Believing
in her husband’s revelations, Khadija and several close friends of the Prophet began to
learn from Muhammad’s ...
The relationship between Salafism and Sufis – two movement of Sunni Islam with different interpretations of Islam – is historically diverse and reflects some of the changes and conflicts in the Muslim world today.Salafism is associated with literalist, strict and puritanical approaches to Islam. In the Western world it is often associated with the Salafist jihadism which espouse violent jihad against civilians as a legitimate expression of Islam. Sufism is associated with the use of prayer, music, dance and the teachings of Sufi masters—who may serve as an intermediary between God and humans—to achieve a spiritual sense of the meaning of God. However Sufis were also involved in Millitancy and terrorisim in Kashmir and Chechanaya.While there are Muslims who believe that Salafism and Sufism ""overlap"", the ""standard"" Salafi response to Sufism has been called ""polemical"". According to various observers, Salafists have been ""usually ... unrelentingly hostile to devotional Sufi practices"", arguing that Sufism is ""irreconcilable with true Islam"", and one of the elements ""corrupting"" modern day Islam. Relations between the two movements have been described as one with ""battle lines drawn"", or a ""rift"" found in ""practically every Muslim country"", and in ""the Muslim diasporic communities of the West"" as well.