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SUFISM

SUFI THOUGHT AND PRACTICE

CSufis have looked upon themselves as Muslims who take seriously Allah’s call to perceive his presence in the world and the self.  They generally stress inwardness over outwardness, contemplation over action, spiritual development over legalism, and cultivation of the soul over social interaction.

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SUFI ORDERS

Sufi orders represent one of the most important forms of personal piety and social organization in the Islamic world.  In most areas, an order is called a tariqah (pl. turuq), which is the Arabic word for “path” or “way.”

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SUFI SHRINE CULTURE

In many Muslim countries special shrines have bbeen constructed honoring famous Sufi leaders or “saints” who, it is believed, could word miracles during their lives and even after their death.

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MEVLEVI

The Mevlevi, a Turkish/Ottoman Sufi order known also by its Arabic name Mawlawiyah takes its name from the epithet of its founder Muhammad Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273

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