Sufism is an ideological movement that originated as a means for purification of ones soul. There are many different groups each group has different rulings. Some drink wine, others use musical instruments, while others are actually Zuhad. Many groups practice innovations which was unknown to the ...

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Are there any Islamic mystics in the Guru Granth Sahib?

According to wikipedia: Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru, added religious mystics belonging to other religions into the holy scriptures that would eventually become the Guru Granth Sahib. Were ...
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Is sufism primarily associated with Shia or Sunni Islam?

Are sufi schools equally divided amongst the two major branches of Islam - Shia & Sunni, or are they primarily associated with Shia Islam?
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How should I start to study Sufism (academically)?

I've looked at Sufism -- Sufis -- Sufi Orders Project Sufism Religion Facts' Sufi page Pantheos' Sufism page Sufi Islam practice but there's so much information I don't know where to begin. What ...
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Is al-arabi a 'sober' sufi? (Sufi View)

My understanding is that there are two broad camps in sufism - 'drunken' and 'sober'. I do not know whether the first term is a description taken directly from the Islamic tradition, I take it to mean ...
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What is the role of a Sheikh in Sufism? (Sufi View)

My understanding is that in Sufism one is initiated into the tariqah by a Sheikh, and that one is bound to follow his rulings. Is this correct? In practice what does this mean?
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Does pure intention (Niyah) protect from shirk?

Does prostrating and invoking an Idol with the pure Intention to worship Allah alone is considered as Shirk? My intention in asking this question stems from my earlier understanding that : Intention ...
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Who Was Gebansha Pir?

I would like to know who Gebansha Pir was. I presume he must've had some major significance to Sufis, as I have seen many dargaah erected for him throughout Gujarat, but beyond that I know nothing. ...
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psychiatry and sufism

I'm looking for resources (books or web articles) on how the teachings of Sufism and mysticism in Islam are used to heal the psychiatric disorders of modern known psychiatry. I'm looking for ...
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Is directly invoking anyone other than Allah swt justifiable, or is it shirk?

(as translated by Shakir) [72:18] And that the mosques are Allah's, therefore call not upon any one with Allah: [72:19] And that when the servant of Allah stood up calling upon Him, they ...
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Sufism considered Islamic by other Muslims? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sufi Islam practice Do Sunni and/or Shi'a followers consider Sufi Muslims brothers in Islam? Sufism is a mystical-ascetic approach to Islam that seeks to find ...
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What is Muraqabah?

What is Muraqabah? What are the stages of Muraqabah? I know Muraqabah is like meditation and the word means to watch over or take care. I know that metaphorically it means that through this kind ...
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Sufi Islam practice

What are the practical differences in the practice of Islam between the Sufi practitioners Versus the Sunni and Shiite?