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sufiism seems quite different from the islam i learned about

Discussion in 'Islamic Sufism DIR' started by MochaRadha, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Dingbat

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    I didn't mean it in that way. I was asking why you thought Shia were coming into Sufi ideas more than Sunnis. I don't care where they are coming from but I am curious why Shia seem to have an easier transition to Sufi ideals. There is no malice here it is genuine curiosity.
     
  2. Yusz

    Yusz Exorcist and Mystical

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    It's not about Sunni or Shia teaching. It's about people who can accept Sufis teaching or not.. It's like you from level 1 to level 2. If you wanna stick to level 1, it's still okay and if you want more, than go for a next step. Sufism is more like individual path. Have you already read this thread? http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/islamic-sufism-dir/142735-four-spiritual-stations.html.

    And unfortunately some of country not let Sufis teaching go widespread, like my country that 99% is Sunni. It's one of the problem.


    Thanks for asking
     
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  3. Dingbat

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    Thank you that was more along my asking. I will take a look at the thread as I have an interest in the ideas of the Sufis.
     
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  4. Yusz

    Yusz Exorcist and Mystical

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    No problem :)... Good luck for your journey.
     
  5. ametist

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    Sufi whirling isnt done to relax. It is a ritual that belongs to a certain school which in origin rather strict with rules and hierarchy. It emerged as the natural outcome of an overflowed state of mind and soul with 'love' (no exact translation for that type of love in english)of the schools' founder then it turned into a ritual. Dervish is supposed to be complete with all meditation, contemplation, isolation, suffering and longing before joining in these rituals. There are some lighter schools of sufis but swirling dervish's origin and his school is the heavy part. But there can be many copies of the act which is fine still only in origin it isnt done to relax or meditate.
    Sufism is not necessarily islamic but many schools including actual school of swirling dervish agree they are.
     
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  6. fenrisx

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    Yes, yes we do.
     
  7. SfynCitizen

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    Sufis are those who take great importance in purifying their inward selfs, which is actually part of Islam. The problem is when some people only take care of one side and ignore the other. The proper way is to strive for betterment both inwardly and outwardly. The inward form would be Tasawwuf or as some would call "Sufism", and the outward is the Sharia (in the proper meaning of the word).
     
  8. MochaRadha

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    Do you have to be muslim to be sufi. What about universal Sufism?
     
  9. Shia Islam

    Shia Islam Quran and Ahlul-Bayt a.s.
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    In general Sufis are more tolerant than the Sunnis...
    In the belief side Suffis are closer to the Shiites than the Sunnis...

    The radical terrorist groups target both the Shiites and the Suffis
     
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