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Kitab at-Tahir: Formulation of the Principles of Political Insight

Kitab at-Tahir: Formulation of the Principles of Political Insight by Muhammad Bello ibn Shaykh ibn Fodio [This is a translation which was done in 1984 and recently turned up. I no longer have the Arabic to check it against to … Continue reading

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Tasawwuf by Dr Ali Gomaa 

al-asyirah as-sufiyyah العشيرة الصوفية Friday, 6 December 2013 Tasawwuf by Dr Ali Gomaa  Modern scholars of Islamic philosophy agree that Sufism is to be considered one of the most important and central areas within the field . Still, it seems … Continue reading

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Anecdote about Sufism

In an anecdote about Sufism, showing that its knowledge is solely on spiritual taste, is that a student of the famous Muhiyyadin Ibn Arabi (d.1240 CE) came to him to say: People are condemning us for our knowledge and asking … Continue reading

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Regarding The Detractors Of The Ihya

                Regarding The             Detractors Of The Ihya *              by Sh. G. F. Haddad A generation after al-Ghazzali’s death, the Ihya’ was burnt … Continue reading

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Nuh Keller and Sufism

Nuh Keller and Sufism 7/30/96 Tawfique Hasan Chowdhury In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the Most Merciful Salamualikum, On Tue, 30 Jul 1996, Masud Khan wrote: > Your article was amateaurish, badly written and has a distinct lack … Continue reading

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Al-Junayd ibn Muhammad ibn al-Junayd al-Baghdadi

Imam Junayd ibn Muhammad Abu al-Qasim al-Khazzaz al-Baghdadi (d. 297 AH/  909-910 CE) By GF Haddad and Dr. Alan Godlas Al-Junayd ibn Muhammad ibn al-Junayd, Abu al-Qasim al-Qawariri al-Khazzaz al-Nahawandi al-Baghdadi al-Shafi`i (d. 298). The Imam of the World in … Continue reading

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​Was Masur Al-Hallaj’s execution Islamically justified?

Junayd of Baghdad Junayd of Baghdad (830–910) was one of the great early Sufis. His order was Junaidia, which links to the golden chain of many Sufi orders.  He laid the groundwork for sober mysticism in contrast to that of … Continue reading

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