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LG @manojsinha_ visits University of Kashmir; presides over the inaugural session of One Day National Seminar on "Reshi- Sufi Traditions of Kashmir" organised by Markaz-i Noor, Centre for Shaikh-ul Aalam Studies at Gandhi Bhawan
#LGinKU #Sufism
LG stressed upon the need for revising the iconic role of Sufis&Reshis in the cultural transformation of Kashmir at an important juncture of its history.'There is a paramount scope for propagating&adhering to the legacy of Reshis&Sufis in the prevailing global&regional scenario.'
Remembering Nund Rishi (Sheikh Nooruddin),LG @manojsinha said that he was an enlightened being &equally revered by the Hindus as well as the Muslims. LG hailed the spirit of humanism in Rishi-Sufi traditions of Kashmir & said that it is greater than any religion.
#LGinKU #Sufism
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#Khorasan, as one of the main cradles of #Islamic #Sufism, was also the place where some of the most remarkable and important "tariqâs" (Sufi Order) were founded.

Let´s name some of them:

-Mevlevi Order: Originated in Konya in the 13th century by Mawlana Balkhi followers.
-Bektashi Order: named after Haji Bektash Veli, an Islamic scholar from 13th century Nishabur. Haji Bektash, just like Mawlana, fled his homeland Khorasan fleeing Mongol hordes and settled in what is now Turkey.

The Bektashi and Mevlevi are the most important orders in Turkey.
-The Naqshbandi Order: Named after Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, a 14th century scholar from Bukhara. Deeply influenced by Yusuf Hamadani and Abdul Khaliq Gajadwani from Bukhara.

One of the main orders in modern UZB, AFG and the Subcontinent.
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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."
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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 King Abdul Aziz Library Riyadh 906 #IslamicPhilosophy Mawdih al-diraya Li-sharh bab al-hidaya of Ibn Abi Jumhur al-Ahsa’i (d. 909/1503) 1/ ImageImageImage
IAJ was a prolific author in theology #fiqh philosophy on the cusp of the #Safavid period and there is a Institute devoted to publishing his work based in al-Ahsa headed by Sayyid ‘Ali al-Musa 2/ ImageImage
His best known works are his massive al-Mujli a combination of insights from #Shii #kalam #Avicennism #IshraqiPhilosophy and the #Sufism of #IbnArabi 3/ ImageImage
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#History of Pakistan’s Proxy War in #Kashmir
1.Three unsuccessful wars of 1947,1965 & 1971 made #Pakistan realize that annexation of #Kashmir was a tough nut to crack through conventional wars after which it resorted to its tried & tested means of Proxy war... ImageImage
..which it had used in #Afghanistan (Operation GIBRALTAR) with a strategy of 'bleeding India by a thousand cuts'. However, the action started in #Kashmir only after 1987 due to its involvement in #Afghanistan
The late President Zia-ul-Haq code named the #Proxy war as Operation #TOPAC as it was his brain child for annexation of Kashmir through an amalgam of subterfuge, subversion, force & religious fundamentalism.. Image
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Jamaat-e-Islami J&K. A #thread.

The Jamaat-i-Islami is, by far, one of the most influential #Islamic movements in the #world today, particularly strong in the countries of #SouthAsia. Its influence extends far beyond the confines of the #Indo-#Pakistan subcontinent.
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Jamaat-e-Islami J&K (#JIJK)was formed in 1945 as a chapter of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind & separated in 1953 due to differences over #political ideology with the parent body.
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JIJK was banned in 1975 for 2 years during #Emergency, in 1990 for 5 years for fostering #Terrorism in #Kashmir.
It was handed a 3rd 5 year ban in Feb 2019 2 weeks after #Pulwama attack for its close links with #terror outfits & its involvement in #secessionist activities.
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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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वारकरी आणि दर्गा...♥️🇮🇳
पैठण हे संत एकनाथ महाराजांचे गाव आहे. औरंगाबाद जिल्ह्यात वसलेले व एकेकाळी सातवाहन साम्राज्याची राजधानी असलेले प्रतिष्ठान उर्फ पैठण गावातील संत एकनाथ महाराजांच्या समाधीच्या दर्शनाला अनेक लोक येतात.
संत एकनाथ महाराजांची समाधी असलेल्या ह्या गावात आणखी एक वैशिष्ट्यपूर्ण ठिकाण आहे जिथे हिंदू मुस्लिम समाजातील एकोपा आणि सलोखा बघायला मिळतो.

पैठणमधील हजरत इद्रिस हुसैनी सय्यद सादात दर्गा हा वैशिष्ट्यपूर्ण आहे कारण वारीसाठी जाणाऱ्या किंवा
नाथषष्ठीसाठी आलेल्या दिंड्या ह्या दर्ग्यामध्ये थांबतात.
त्यांच्या निवासाची व्यवस्था ह्या दर्ग्यातच केली जाते आणि ह्या दर्ग्याची व्यवस्था सांभाळणारे मुस्लिम बांधव दिंडीत व वारीसाठी आलेल्या वारकऱ्यांची अतिशय प्रेमाने व उत्साहाने सेवा करतात, त्यांचा यथायोग्य पाहुणचार करतात.
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All those particularly the Liberal Secular Elite Class of Pakistan , specifically the likes of #SufiSal who use “Sufi” as Suffix or Prefix! Read what Sufi means 👇

#Sufis #Sufism #Mystics #Mysticism Image
پاکستان کی لبرل ، سیکولر اشرافیہ جنہوں نے #تصوف و #سلوک کو فیشن سمجھ کر ماتھے پر سجا رکھا ہے بالخصوص “صوفی سال #SufiSal “ قماش کے نفس و ہوا پرست ۔ وہ پڑھیں کہ #تصوف و #سلوک صرف “فنا” ہے یا “مخلوق” کی خدمت ۔ پڑھیں صوفی کون ہے 👇 Image
تاریخ تصوف…


پروفیسر یوسف سلیم چشتی

مطبوعہ (لاہور - ۱۹۷۶)

#Sufis #Mystics #Sufism #Mysticism #تصوف #سلوک

تمام خواتین و حضرات محفوظ کریں اور مطالعہ فرمائیں ، بہت ہی نایاب اور اعلی تصنیف ہے ImageImage
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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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सूफी हा इस्लाम धर्म परंपरेचा, इस्लाम धर्माच्या चौकटीत असणारा संप्रदाय आहे. इस्लाम धर्मीयांमध्ये सूफी पंथाचा प्रारंभ हजरत मोहम्मद पगंबरांपासूनच झाला असं मानलं जातं. मोहम्मद पगंबरांना प्रेषित म्हणून परमेश्वराचे साक्षात्कार झाले.
त्यापैकी एका साक्षात्काराचे दृश्यफळ म्हणजे पवित्र कुराण समजले जाते. दुसरा साक्षात्कार मोहम्मद पगंबरांना त्यांच्या गारे हिरा समाधी अवस्थेतून झाला.
कुराणातून प्रगट झालेले ज्ञान हे सर्वसामान्य लोकांकरिता होते आणि दुसऱ्या प्रकारचे ज्ञान ही गूढ विद्या होती. ही विद्या गुरू-शिष्य परंपरेनेच शिष्यांकडे पोहोचली. या विद्य्ोलाच सूफी विचारप्रणाली असे नाव आहे. सूफी पंथाची बीजे कुराणात आणि मोहम्मद पगंबरांच्या बोधवचनात आढळून येतात
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#Thread on Asiya Andrabi

Asiya Andrabi is one of the famous #Kashmiri separatists in the valley. She is senior to #SyedAliShahGeelani in this field & also the most notorious of them all given what she has done over the past 38 years of her career in making lives of ...(1/26)
..locals miserable in #Kashmir .A Biochemistry graduate, PG in Arabic frm Kashmir University, she dreamt to make a career. When her brother stopped her from pursuing studies any further, she turned to #Islam & started studying #Quran to understand why this happened to her? (2/26
..& a couple of years later when she came out all armed with religious knowledge, it turned out to be a waste as she had got it all WRONG. From here began her career in #Terrorism in 1982. .(3/26)
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After destroying Persia, Mesopotamia and Egypt, in seventh century Arabs encountered a new kind of kafir resistance.

Hindus like Nagabhatta, Bappa Rawal, Takshak, who would neither convert nor die, instead they k*ll when asked to convert.
But they also have no fixed ritual of worship, and worship Gods in all forms, mostly animals , and love to sing and dance when worshiping God.

They also very highly revere their ancestors and worship them.

So the believers quickly changed the tactic and #Sufis were born
Sufis who apparently worship graves, and sing and dance while doing so.

All three are explicitly banned in Islam, and even today are banned as soon as Muslims seize political power in a country (Please find out how Taliban ruled Afghanistan in 1990s)
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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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Just finished listening to @bdaiwi_historia's interesting conversation with @WQuisay of the #politicaltheology of contemporary Sunni #neotraditionalism
@bdaiwi_historia pressed @WQuisay to locate the source of the "traditionalism" in today's "neotraditionalists". IMO, it is neither #kalam nor #fiqh both of which produce deep "activism", so deep in fact, they have engendered conflict, as a historical matter in #MuslimHistory
I would locate their discourse in the #tazkiyatalnafs (self-purification) tradition of sharia-minded #Sufism. This kind of discourse is highly-compatible with a certain kind of #secularism that promotes the #privatization and #depoliticization of religion.
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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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#Ertugrul, aka Turkish #GameOfThrones is an epic TV serial @DirilisDizisi premiered @trt1 in Dec 2014, is now the latest sensation in Pakistan. The series is by far one of the best, based on Muslim Oghuz Turks and #ErtugrulGhazi, father of Osman-I who founded the Ottoman Empire. Image
#ErtugrulGhazi is debated in Pakistan vastly in favor. The rejectionists hv declared it a 'threat to the local film industry' while the left-leaners hv blamed Pakistan's 'identity-crisis' with the Turks & Arabs although the story is based on Islam & d purported chivalry of Turks.
#DirilişErtuğrul is a phenomenal amalgam of art & history that can potentially inspire generations with its powerful visual message on Islam, justice, peace, chivalry & courage.

Some of the reasons why #ErtugrulGhazi has resonated so well with Pakistanis are threaded below. 6/6
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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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A lot of discussions recently about works that present an inaccurate view of Islamic spirituality. I wanted to share a thread on accessible and accurate English primary sources on #Sufis, #Sufism #Islamic #spirituality.
(prioritizing primary sources, not secondary studies).
Love Is the Wine: Talks of a Sufi Master in America. By Sheikh Mozaffar Ozak. Sohbet genre book by a leading 20th century Sufi teacher.…
Beauty and Light. By Cemalnur Sargut. Powerful book by a leading female Turkish mystic.…
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My former student Minlib Dallh, a #Dominican from #BurkinaFaso wrote an excellent dissertation on his fellow friar Serge de Beaureceuil and his mystical encounter over the ages with #Hanbali #Sufi of Herat Khwaja ‘Abdullah Ansari (d. 1089) 1/ Image
This work was published a few years ago and stands in that excellent #Dominican tradition of theological and mystical engagement in fellowship with Islam and Muslims… 2/ Image
De Beaureceuil (1917-2005) had trained at the Dominican seminary at Saulchoir in Belgium (established in 1904) with major #Catholic thinkers such as Marie-Dominique Chenu (1895-1990) a significant influence on #VaticanII’s theology of religions 3/ ImageImage
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Just got this wonderful book of interview reminiscences by Daryush Shayegan (1935-2018) with #RaminJahanbegloo 1/ ImageImageImage
#Shayegan was sent to school in #England after WW2 and then read philosophy, Sanskrit and literature at #Geneva 2/
#Shayegan was close to #Corbin and his life’s account is a wonderful journey in the #intellectual_history of #Iran and its encounter with #Europe 3/ ImageImageImageImage
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René Guénon’s association with #Islam and #Sufism is seen sometimes in connection with his acquaintance with ‘Abd al-Halim Mahmud, Shaykh #AlAzhar 1973-1978, defender of Sufism and author of a short book 1955 on #Guénon 1/ ImageImageImage
However, his #Sufism is never far removed from his #traditionalism and in the earliest period it seemed to have been associated with his engagement with esotericism before WW1 #Paris 2/
His first initiation into #Sufism along with initiations into #Buddhism and #Freemasonry began during his period in the #GnosticChurch and his work on #LaGnose journal when he met Ivan Aguéli in 1909 3/ Image
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René Guénon (1886-1951) was as I mentioned recently perhaps the most prominent #traditionalist of the 20thC - a thread on him 1/ ImageImage
Starting from his interests in #traditionalist Catholic circles, #Freemasonry, #occultism he studied mathematics and philosophy and later #Indology at the #EPHE in #Paris 2/
He got a BA in philosophy 1915 from #EPHE but failed his aggrégation 1919 though he still managed to get a job at Catholic schools, his doctorate was also rejected 1921 #EPHE 3/
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The Egyptian philosopher ʿAbd al-Rahman al-Badawi (1917-2002) is perhaps one of the most underrated thinkers of #ContemporaryArabThought - a major #Heideggerian_existentialist #Sufism and #IslamicPhilosophy specialist who studied at Fuad I (later #Cairo) University 1/
Many of us who study #IslamicThought know him for his editions of #ArabicAristotle #ArabicPlato #ArabicPlotinus as well as editions of the work of #Avicenna #IbnSabin #SiwanalHikma and others - without his efforts we would not have editions of the #PlotinianaArabica 2/
In the 1930s he studied in Cairo and obtained his PhD in 1944 supervised by #AlexandreKoyré (1892-1964) on the notion of 'existential time' that engages with #Heidegger - this like his other early works was published by #DaralNahdaalMisriya 3/
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