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#Erdogan has won the elections in #Turkey.

#Indian #liberals are dismayed because Erdogan is trying to #Islamize Turkey.

But this is a decision of the people of Turkey.

Erdogan has won through a democratic, free and fair election.

This is what the people of Turkey want.

If you claim to love #Democracy, that is, the will of the people, then you should be happy with this result.

Erdogan is a #Democrat. He is not #Liberal. He converted the #HagiaSophia into a mosque.

But #Democracy has NOTHING TO DO with #Liberalism, and vice versa.

#Ataturk was a #Liberal in every sense of the word. He abolished the #Caliphate, closed down #Madarsa s, changed the language of the country from #Arabic to #Turkish, banned the #Fez cap, banned the #Sufi and #Dervish orders, and promoted scientific thinking.

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The dargah of #Sufi saint Makhdoom Ali Mahimi at #Mahim in #Mumbai is revered by the #MumbaiPolice, who lead the ceremonies during the annual urs. A #thread on the patron saint of the police force and how this tradition came about. #history #heritage ImageImageImageImage
Indians across faiths follow syncretic traditions. Recently, Tryambakeshwar, a jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva near #Nashik in #Maharashtra, hit the headlines after it was alleged that some Muslims tried to forcibly enter the shrine
Later, it was clarified that the men were following a decades-old tradition, where the devotees of the Sufi saint Hazrat Syed Ghulab Shahavali Baba stand outside the temple and blow the smoke from the loban (frankincense) into it as a mark of respect
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Richness of cultures, languages & traditions in #SouthAsia also translated into a rich landscape of poetry; giving birth to some of the most renowned & celebrated #poets of the world.

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Names like Iqbal, Ghalib, Krishan Chandar, Rehman Baba, Khushal Khan, Amir Khusro, Amjad Islam Amjad, Jalib, Parveen Shakir, Noon Meem Rashid, Abdul Latif Bhitai, Hali, Abul Kalam Azad, Mir Taqi Mir, Rabindranath Tagore, Bhupi Sherchan, Kamila Bhasin; hail from this region.

Perhaps the one who sits high on the throne of poetry in the region is no other but the legend #Iqbal.

The subcontinent, Afg, as well as Middle Eastern & Central Asian poetic traditions hold Allama Iqbal in high esteem, while he is the acclaimed national poet of 🇵🇰.

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While historians like Yusuf Ansari keep normalising Muslim Invasions Primary sources keep reminding us of atrocities.

Let’s check a few.

Qazi Mughisuddin's reply to Sultan Alauddin Khalji when he asks how to treat Hindus? Image
2/n Alauddin: "How are Hindus designated in the law, as payers of tributes or givers of tribute?

Qazi Mughisuddin: “They are called payers of tribute, & when the revenue officer demands silver from them, they should tender gold. Image
3/n If the officer throws dirt into their mouths, they must without reluctance open their mouths to receive it. By doing so they show their respect for the officer. The due subordination of the zimmi is exhibited in this humble payment & by this throwing of dirt in their mouths.
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But when will the name of the railway station ‘Hazrat Nizamuddin’ be changed??

Who was #Nizamuddin ?
A: Nizamuddin came to Delhi as a jihadi with a contingent of invaders in 1335, he asserted,“every #Sufi must be unquestionably obedient to the dictates of the ulema..
“What ulema seek to achieve through speech,we achieve by our behaviour” #Nizamuddin
“He emphasized, @lla created heaven for muzlims & hell for k@firs in order to repay the wicked ones for what they’ve done..he never missed a single sunnat”
-his associate, Jamal Qiwamuddin
#Nizamuddin confirmed on authority of izlamic jurist Imam Abu Hanfi, that hell is the only abode for k@firs, even if they agreed to be loyal to all@..
He sent his followers to sell Hindus taken as slaves to Ghazni where the profit was greater..”- Fawaid al Faud
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1/n Thread on #TheKashmirFiles
#SadarPranam to Ishvara within you @vivekagnihotri for narrating one of the most painful genocide of last millenniums, which happens to be of #KashmiriPandits

As a keen History Researcher,I have been aware but you brought the zithers in my spine.
2/n Here I'm going to put across my takeaways from #TheKashmirFiles

A)@vivekagnihotri , it was very important to give the background of term "#Aazadi" & how it was highly sinister of the #JNU students to orchestrate it.

It only meant making Kashmir "Dar-Ul-Islam".
3/n One will never know it until they have cared to read the history of #Kashmir during the era of insurgency.

What freedom, those Islamic Gangs were talking of? It was an absolute freedom from "Dar-al-Harb" which was state of India.
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1 - Propaganda against #Taliban proving false, says Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (19 Aug 2021 Dawn)

Mr Imran Khan had said this 7 years ago in India

#Afghanistan #Taliban #TTP #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans
2 - Propaganda against #Taliban proving false, says Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (19 Aug 2021 Dawn)

Mr Imran Khan had said this 7 years ago in India

#Afghanistan #Taliban #TTP #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi while talking with Al Jazeera , condemned The Taliban for their acts of Terror & Bloodletting in Pakistan

Ref :

#Afghanistan #Taliban #TTP #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans
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There is little doubt that the Andalusian Sufi Ibn ʿArabī (1165-1240), born in Murcia, who settled and died in Damascus where his tomb lies on the foothills of Qasiyūn is one of the most exciting and controversial figures in #IslamicIntellectualHistory - a 🧵
Much ink has been spilled on him and his work - a useful introduction to his thought from an insider perspective is Chittick and another insider Sufi approach to his life is Addas 2/
His relationship to the philosophical tradition is much debated - was he a philosopher? A #Sufi metaphysician? Was he an exclusivist or a universal pluralist committed to #apocotastasis ? Rosenthal, Chittick and most recently Lipton have engaged these questions 3/
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۱ - (آج ٹی وی ۲۰ اپریل ۲۰۰۹ ) محترم عمران خان صاحب نے ندیم ملک صاحب کو بتایا کہ #افغان #طالبان اور #ٹی_ٹی_پی کے حملے کا طریقہ کار کیا ہوتا ہے اور وہ کس کو نشانہ بناتے ہیں

#Pakistan #TTP
#Afghanistan #AlQaeda #FATF #OsamaBinLaden #ETIM #CPEC #DasuDam #OBOR #Taliban
۲ - (آج ٹی وی ۲۰ اپریل ۲۰۰۹ ) محترم عمران خان صاحب نے ندیم ملک صاحب کو #بلوچستان اور #وزیرستان کے لوگوں کے مسائل کا دیرپا حل بتایا اور یہ مشورہ دیا کہ حمود الرحمان کمیشن رپورٹ کو من و عن شائع کرکے ذمہ داروں کو سخت سزا دی جائے اور #پرویز_مشرف کو بھی سخت سزا دی جائے
۳ - (آج ٹی وی ۲۰ اپریل ۲۰۰۹) محترم عمران خان صاحب نے ندیم ملک صاحب کے پروگرام میں انکشاف کیا کہ کس طرح #پرویز_مشرف صاحب نے پاکستان کو امریکہ کے ہاتھوں سستے داموں بیچ دیا تاکہ اغیار کی جنگ لڑی جاسکے ، خان صاحب نے سنہ ۲۰۰۱ تا ۲۰۰۷ تک پاکستان کو ملنے والی امریکی امداد کے اعداد بتائے
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Most Hindus are still under the impression that #Sufism is a good form of Islam. They are so greatly mistaken. Sufis came to India either accompanying the invading armies of Islamic marauders or followed in the wake of the sweeping conquests made by the soldiers of #Islam..(1/19)
Sufi masters were silent spectators to the murderous mayhem & reckless plunder of temples and cities by the ruthless armies of Islamic Invaders. They just used the unsuspecting Hindus' inherent love for spiritualism to convert them to Islam en-masse..(2/19)
and this is true for all 4 major #Sufi "saints" (1) Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer Sharif and (2) Khawaja Qutubuddin who both came along with Mohd Ghori, (3) Sheikh Faridudin and (4) Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya of Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin. ...(3/19)
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At #UNSC meet today on Israel-Palestine, I said: 1/3

🔹Deep concern at violence in #Jerusalem, Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount, & eviction in #SheikhJarrah & Silwan
🔹Rocket attacks from #Gaza, we condemn, & retaliation into Gaza caused deaths
🔹Condemn all violence, destruction ⬇️
In that #UNSC meeting, I added: 2/3

🔹Mourn #Indian national death & of all others
🔹Call for immediate de-escalation
🔹Refrain from unilateral change in status-quo, including in #EastJerusalem & neighbourhood
🔹Historic status-quo of holy places in #Jerusalem be respected ⬇️
In same #UNSC meeting, I added: 3/3

🔹Old City of #Jerusalem houses Al Zawiyya Al Hindiyya - historic #Indian Hospice associated with #Sufi Saint Baba Farid
🔹Immediately resume direct dialogue, create conducive conditions
🔹support just #Palestinian cause & two-State solution
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Indian #Shia activist Amir-ul-Hassan Jafari: I'll award Rs1.1 million ($USD 15000) to anyone who beheads Wasim Rizvi for filing a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to remove 26 verses of the Quran. Under Islamic rule, he would have been stoned to death.
Indian #Shia lawyer Amir-ul-Hassan Jafari: I'll award Rs1.1 million ($USD 15000) to anyone who beheads Wasim Rizvi for filing a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to remove 26 verses of the Quran.
Kashmiri #Shia activists call for the execution of Wasim Rizvi for filing a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to remove 26 verses of the Quran.
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Kumpulan webinar dan nongkrong warkop sufi mengaji diri dan seputar tasawuf warung kopi. #ngopiitem #ngajidiri #tasawuf #makrifat #tariqat #hakikat #sastrasufi #sufi
Ngopi Item "Ngaji Angka Ganjil" Ep.01 lewat @YouTube
Ngopi Item Dialog Rasulullah SAW dengan Iblis|"Iblis Guruku" Iblis, Kita... lewat @YouTube
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A short thread on "HU":

The great sage Ahmad Sam'ani wrote an exquisite commentary on the Asma al-Husna (Beautiful Names of God). In it, he brings out something powerful about breath, prayer, and the Names of God. (1/4)
In Rawh al-arwah, Sam'ani mentions the the litany of names mentioned in the Qur'an
(هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ)

Sam'ani mentions that every other name (al-Malik, al-Quddus, al-Salam, al-Mu'min, al-Muhaymin, al-'Aziz, al-Jabbar, al-mutikabbir, etc.) is made through moving the tongue and the lips. But the first name, HU, is simply the breath coming from the chest. [3/5]
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The #Mughal period in India is known for a court sponsored programme of translation from #Sanskrit and attempts to translate Indic metaphysics into the idiom of #Sufism and #Persianate #IslamicPhilosophy #PersoIndica 1/
We already have a number of important studies but first we should mention the highly important Perso-Indica project based in Paris and Bonn
This is a great resource 2/
Then, of course, there is @AudreyTruschke work that is in many ways seminal in the turn to the Sanskrit sources to make sense of the intellectual and cultural history 3/
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Great Example of Hindu Muslim Brotherhood
"Farida Tann Sukka Pinjar Thia Kaliya Kundey Kaag Aje So Rabb Na Bauhdiyo Dekh Bande ke Bhaag."
💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐 Image
Urs/Death Anniversary of the Greatest Punjabi Sufi Saint, developer of Punjabi written method/script Shahmukhi, the Sufi who has the most contribution in the Sikh Holy Scripture Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji,
the legend after whom ex Punjab CM Pratap Singh Kairon founded the great industrial city of Faridabad in South Haryana and after whom Faridkot and many other cities in N India are named. The legend who want North Indian royal tribes like Tiwanas,
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#manuscripts Ms Majlis-e Shura-ye Islamic 1783 is a collection that includes the famous commentary on Fusus al-Hikam of #IbnArabi by Da’ud al-Qaysari (d. 1350) as well as various epistles #Sufism 1/ ImageImageImage
Those rasa’il are mainly by the famous #Nimatullahi #Sufi Muhammad Ja’far Kabudarahangi Majdhub ‘Ali Shah (d. 1823) who was a prominent scholar - I’ve mentioned him in threads on #Sufism in #ShiiIran before 2/
His interests ranged across #philosophy #mysticism, and #literature and he also wrote refutations of #ChristianPolemics 3/
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Raja Rasalu: The King and His Two Queens… Punjabi Folklore Puran Bhagat by Late Jagmohan Kaur

Full :

#Punjab #Punjabi #Folklore
“جگنی - مرحوم عالم لوہار “

آئی جوانی ہرکوئ ویہندا جاندی

کسے نئیں ڈِٹھی سے ورھیاں

دے جیوں کےاوڑک واسا مِٹّی

عشق لوہارا تازہ رہندا داڑھی
ہوجائے چِٹّی



#Punjab #Punjabi #Folklore
اتنا ظلم مناسب ناھی

رب کولھوں کجھ ڈر وے

شاہ رانجھا البیلا جوگی جادوگر وے

تخت ہزارے اوں رانجھن آیا

ہیر تتڑی دے گھر وے

رانجھا جوگی میں جوگیانی دتڑی عشق خبر وے

مرحوم پٹھانے خان

خواجہ غلام فرید

#Saraiki #Sufi #Mytstics #Punjab
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As a follow-up to a thread on the #GunābādīNiʿmatullāhī order and #ShiiSufism some thoughts on Maʿṣūm ʿAlī Shāh (d. 1926) the famous 'historian' of Sufism 1/
His father Raḥmat ʿAlī Shāh (d. 1861) came at the end of a scholarly lineage of #Niʿmatullāhī Shaykhs: Muḥammad Jaʿfar Majdhūb ʿAlī Shāh (d. 1824), Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn Shīrvānī Mast ʿAlī Shāh (d. 1838), and Raḥmat ʿAlī Shāh himself all of whom had good relations at court2/
Majdhūb ʿAlī Shāh was closely linked to the traditional seminarian philosophers in Isfahan and Tehran and wrote a scholarly polemic against Henry Martyn (d. 1812) called Mirʾāt al-ḥaqq…مجذوب-علي-شاه 2a/
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This is the #Sufi ʿAlāʾ al-Dawla Simnānī (d. 1336) in his al-ʿUrwa li-ahl al-khalwa waʾl-jalwa supporting the famous Avicennian maxim ex uno non fit nisi unum 1/ Image
But he goes on criticise both philosopher and theologians for failing to understand that the principle entails both a point of ontology and of epistemology 2/
It entails the absolute nature of God's creative agency - he is sole creator and all issues from the effect of his theophany through 'pure being' (al-wujūd al-muṭlaq) 3/
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Back in 2011 I was standing on a pavement in Qum taking a picture of a small car park - and being rather quick about it - because until a few years before it had been a centre for the #Gunābādī #Sufis - a thread on #Shii #Sufism 1/
The place of #Sufism within a #Shii context since the #Safavid period has increasingly become contested but orders have survived into the present and different levels of accommodation found in post-79 #Iran 2/ ImageImageImage
The late Leonard Lewisohn's two part article in #BSOAS is a useful if at times polemical summary of the #Sufi orders in modern Iran and their history… 3/
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One of the leading figures of French #islamologie in modern times was Louis Massignon (1883-1962) chair at the Collège de France on #Islam and whose name is forever associated with the study of Sufism and an #empathetic study of #Islam 1/ ImageImageImageImage
In fact his turn to faith before WW1 followed a trip to #Iraq in 1907 and encounter with Muslim hospitality and spirituality reawakened his #Catholicism along with the #intercessionary friendship of Joris-Karl Huysmans (1838-1907) and the hermit Charles de Foucauld (1848-1916) 2/ ImageImage
After his own doubt, De Foucauld became a Trappist monk living in Morocco, Syria and then in the Algerian Sahara with the Tuareg when he was martyred in 1916 and is currently in the process of being canonised by Pope Francis… 2a/
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Today’s public service announcement: When you see a poem or saying attributed to #Rumi in which he is reported as saying: “I am not a Muslim”, or “I belong to no religion”, it’s probably fake.
A short thread on fake Rumi poems.
#mevlana #mawlana #masnavi #sufi #sufism #fakeRumi
One of the popular fake poems attributed to Rumi is the one that starts:
“What is to be done, O Muslims? for I do not know myself.
I am neither Christian, nor Jew, nor Magian, nor Muslim.”
چه تدبیر ای مسلمانان که من خود را نمیدانم
نه ترسا و یهودیم نه گبرم نه مسلمانم
The same poem has become so popular through its further re-translations:
[I am] “Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen.
Not any religion or cultural system.”
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@docstobar examines Iranian experiments with metaphysics that question the way in which institutions engage with #occult #scientific #rational #empiricist an embrace of #new_age spirituality and a rise in #irfan and its #empiricismoftheheart - a thread on #irfan in #Iran 1/ Image
It shows that our assumption of disenchantment in which the separation from the #scientific from the #occult does not preclude the possibility of the #modern scientist-rammal nor the embrace by the modern empiricist of the illiterate-savant-gnostic-sage 2/
It also suggests that the official seminary’s promotion of a modern viable #Shii_reason clashes with its own #mystical commitments and their popularity 3/
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