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Sufism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Muslims and mainstream scholars of Islam define Sufism as simply the name for the inner or esoteric dimension of Islam which is supported and complemented by outward or exoteric practices of Islam, such as Islamic law. In this view, "it is absolutely necessary to be a Muslim" to be a true Sufi, because Sufism's "methods are inoperative without" Muslim "affiliation". Orthodox views also maintain that Sufism is unique to Islam.  In contrast, author Idries Shah states Sufi philosophy is universal in nature, its roots predating the rise of Islam and Christianity.  Some neo-Sufis in Western countries allow non-Muslims to receive "instructions on following the Sufi path".  Some Muslim opponents of Sufism also consider it outside the sphere of Islam."
Sufism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It seems to me that the Abrahamic religions are especially prone to denying their mystical expressions either to others or to themselves or both.  Can't those with a healthy via positiva have pity on those who cannot seek the Divine except through a via negitiva?  All it does is make me wonder about their "via positivas."

If i find more truth in the Sufi poets than in the Koran, it is not necessarily me nor the poets who are to blame for that.

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davesmusictank
Dec. 26th, 2015 09:52 pm (UTC)
I have recently picked up a double CD of Sufi misc - it is divine.
bobby1933
Dec. 27th, 2015 03:01 am (UTC)
it is divine
i haven't heard any.
but if it matches the poetry, i don't doubt it.
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