Questions tagged [sufism]

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 Prophet's time, while others who are called Sufi use the spiritual exercises found in the pure Sunnah.

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After Fardh salah saying a wazifah then blow on your fingers and rub your eyes Sunnah?

Some Muslims after a Fardh Salaah recite a wazifah (Allah's name or Ya Nur or Quranic ayah) so many times you then blow on your fingers and rub over your eyes. Virtue of doing so is Allah will ...
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What is the Sufi interpretation and method to control anger?

I just answered How to control anger according to sunnah?, and it struck me as likely that Sufis might have a different interpretation of anger and a different approach to coping with anger, perhaps ...
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Is it common among Sufis to not feel obligated to pray, drink wine, etc.?

From On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam (Faysal Al-Tafriqa Bayn Al-Islam wal Zandaqa) by Al-Ghazali (translation: pdf) writes: Included among such matters would be the claims of ...
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Is there any effort to verify the aphorisms of ibn 'Ata' Allah based on the Qur'an and sunnah?

There are basically two distinct views on Sufism and the connection to Islam. Some reject Sufism and consider it not being part of Islam, while others say as long as it follows the Qur'an and sunnah ...
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How is the mentioning or honoring of Ibrahim by later generations interpreted? (Shia or Sufi View)

I'm a bit curious about the interpretation of the mentioning/honoring of Ibrahim (), especially from the Shi'a and/or Sufi perspective (not excluding other interpretations, but I have no access/...
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Can a muslim who follows Ahl al-sunnah wa al-jamaah, also follow some sufi teachings?

Can a muslim who follows Ahl al-sunnah wa al-jamaah, also follow some sufi teachings? those sufi teachings that don't violate Quran and Sunnah.
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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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Who is Quthubuzzaman?

I’m hearing a lot of Quthubuzzaman these days. Can anyone please tell me what his speciality is? I also heard people like Imam Shafi (r.a), Muhiyudheen Sheikh (r.a), etc were Quthubuzzamans of their ...