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The Essence of Sufis

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It's different - Sufism brought to life through engaging stories, historical anecdotes, key facts and accessible description.The ancient parables, disciplines, quotations and distillations of wisdom that lie at its foundation.An orderly study programme for individuals, families, study groups schools and colleges.This book brings to life this spiritual and philosophical ...more
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Published August 1st 2004 by Booksales (first published January 1st 2004)
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Fouzia Cherik
Jan 16, 2011 Fouzia Cherik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أعجبت كثيرا بالكتاب ولكن من سوء حظي أني لم أجد نسخة لي منه أثري بها مكتبتي المتواضعة بعدما باث علي إعادة النسخة التي كنت قد استعرتها من المركز الثقافي الفرنسي على أمل أن أحصل عليها يوماً.

إذن من خلال هذا الكتاب الذي ينشطر إلى جزئين قدّم جون بلدوك للقارئ الغربي صورة واضحة المعالم عن التصوف الإسلامي الذي يرتكز على مبدأ لا وسيط بين العبد وربه.
وقد خصص الجزء الأول لسيرة نبي الإسلام عليه أفضل الصلوات والسلام وكذا معالم الإسلام وكتابه الذي هو القرآن،ثم انتقل بعدها للحديث عن سير العديد من أعلام التصوف بد
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Aug 28, 2016 Habeeba Sadaf rated it really liked it
"Sufism is the mystical dimension of Islam.
Mysticism makes its appearance as an inward dimension in every religion, and to attempt to separate the mystical element from the religion which is its outward support is an arbitrary act of violence which cannot but be fatal to the mysticism, or spiritual path, concerned." pg: 10 (introduction).
John has tried all possible ways to provide information, as much as possible, through his book.
Introduction, Qura'n, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), definition and me
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Well I have a slightly poorer opinion of Sufism after reading that. Lots of emphasis on anti-rationality, selflessness, and anti-egoism. I know there are Sufis who are lax on one or more of these points, but not enough attention was payed to them. I guess that makes sense. Sufism is already heterodox, focusing on the heteroxodies of a heterodox movement would be a bit crazy.
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