Tag Archives: Sufism

Lataif-e-Ashrafi: Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Simnani’s Sufi discourses

Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Simnani

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Hazrat  Syed Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Simnani (1287–1386 CE) was a revered Indian Sufi of Persian origin and an ardent follower of Shaikh-e-Akbar Ibnal-Arabi. He was particularly imbued with Ibn al-Arabi’s spiritual doctrine of wadhat-ul-wujud (Unity of Existence). Blessed with the 14 different chains of Sufism, he rendered remarkable services to the development of Chishti and Qadiri …

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Reflections on Islam, Sufism, the Upanishads…

By Sumit S Paul The recent bombing by a female IS supporter of the great Sufi shrine Sehwan Sharif in Pakistan, killing 72 innocent Sufis and injuring 150, is a stark sign that Sufi Islam is increasingly at the receiving end of religious fundamentalism. The rigid and puritanical Sunni Islam never approved of Sufism because the former finds the latter …

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Sufi self-help for the soul

ByGhulam Rasool Dehlvi The Naqshbandi sufi order focuses on the inner purification of an individual applying the influence of the Quranic exhortations on his/her soul and heart. Based on the primary sources of Islam, Quran and Sunnah (the Prophetic traditions), it fosters universal values and essential messages of the divine. Immersed in lofty spiritual inclinations, Khwaja Bahauddin Naqshbandi emerged in …

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The Cosmopolitan Language of Sufism

by Muhammad Ashraf The tomb (trbe} of Mevlana Jalal-Al-Din in Konya, Turkey, 13th c. CE with additions thereafter. ‘O Humankind, we have made you from man and woman, as different tribes and peoples, so that you would know one another’ Qur’an, 49:13. ‘We Are Devotees of Love; We Do Not Have Time for Enmity’ Said Nursi [1877-1960 CE], …

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Sufism can stop Kashmir violence

Sufi delegation urged Indian Home Minister to lead a Sufi Peace March in Kashmir to stop wave of Violence By News Desk Sufism can stop Kashmir violence and Sufism can control the extremism in Kashmir said a Sufi delegation led by Ansar Raza of Ghareeb Nawaz Foundation. The delegation met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and proposed that he should lead …

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