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DISCOURSES OF RUMI

SHAFAQNA - The Amir said: “Night and day my heart and Soul are intent upon serving God, but because of my responsibilities with Mongol affairs I have no time for such service.” Rumi answered: Those works too are work done for God, since…

Sufism in Egypt

SHAFAQNA - Sufism (tasawwuf) is an Islamic modality that emphasizes self-purification and the attainment of spiritually advanced states through the assumption of specific practices and disciplines, typically through affiliation with a particular…

Irfan and Sufism - Reaching for Perfection

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SHAFAQNA- Open Discussions in association with Gulf Cultural Club held an event entitled: Islamic mysticism; Sufism and Irfan: Self-realisation to achieve perfection. A packed audience at Abrar House in London heard Shaikh Faid Mohammad Sheikh…

Indifference to ban Islamic Movement in Nigeria will lead to ban other religious minorities like Christians and Sufism

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), says the ban on its movement by the Kaduna state government shows that it is intolerant of religions in the minority. Ibrahim Musa, spokesman of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, said if it…

Sufi Muslims to hold ‘spiritual summit’

SHAFAQNA - A body of Sufi Muslims — All India Ulema and Mashaikh Board — has announced that it will hold the first World Islamic Spiritual Summit in New Delhi in March. The organisers claimed that the conference aims at apprising the…

The Ecstatic poetry of the Sufi’s

SHAFAQNA - The best selling poet of America in 2006 was not Whitman, Dickinson, Frost or Emerson but a Sufi mystic; Jaluddin Rumi, who was born in Afghanistan, on the borders of the Persian Empire (Iran). Rumi is one of the best known Sufi…

Sufism: ‘a natural antidote to fanaticism’

SHAFAQNA - Jason Webster on why the republication of Idries Shah book about Sufism – whose enthusiasts have included Winston Churchill, Ted Hughes and Doris Lessing – couldn’t be more timely. Fifty years ago this autumn, Idries Shah…

The Mystics Of Islam

SHAFAQNA - Sufism, the religious philosophy of Islam, is described in the oldest extant definition as 'the apprehension of divine realities,' and Mohammedan mystics are fond of calling themselves Ahl al-Haqq, 'the followers of the Real.' {Al-Haqq…

BOOK REVIEW - Mystical Dimensions of Islam

SHAFAQNA -Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam, by Annemarie Schimmel still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism. This edition brings to a new generation…

Sufi sheikh writes a book on Imam Ali's grievance, delivers a poem on Imam Sajjad

SHAFAQNA - The committee of the Sajjadian Rhythmical Supplications Conference invited Dr and sheikh Mazin Esh-Shereef, a Sufi scholar, to deliver his poem he wrote on Imam Sajjad (Peace Be Upon Him). Esh-Shereef was born in Er-Ruadhi, Tunisia,…