Divine Wisdom

Sophia (wisdom)

Sophia (wisdom) Sophia (σοφία sophía “wisdom“) is a central idea in Hellenistic philosophy and religion, Platonism, Gnosticism, and Christian theology. Originally carrying a meaning of “cleverness, skill”, the later meaning of the term, close to the meaning of Phronesis (“wisdom, intelligence”), was significantly shaped by the term philosophy (“love of wisdom”) as used by Plato. In...

Sufism As A Lifestyle

Sufism As A Lifestyle Sufism is the spiritual life of Islam. Those who represent Islam according to the way of the Prophet and his Companions have never stepped outside this line. A tariqah is an institution that reaches the essence of religion within the framework of Sufism and by gaining...

Sufi Philosophy

What Is Sufi Philosophy? Sufi philosophy includes the schools of thought unique to Sufism, a mystical branch within Islam, also termed as Tasawwuf or Faqr according to its adherents. Sufism and its philosophical traditions may be associated with both Sunni Islam and Shia Islam. It has been suggested that Sufi thought emerged from the Middle East in the...

Karamat

What Is Karamat? Main Article: Karama (Wonder) In Sunni Islam, karamat (کرامات‎ karāmāt, pl. of کرامة karāmah, lit. generosity, high-mindedness[1]) refers to supernatural wonders performed by Muslim saints. In the technical vocabulary of Islamic religious sciences, the singular form karama has a sense similar to charism, a favor or spiritual gift freely bestowed by God.[2] The marvels ascribed to Muslim...

Persecution of Sufis

Persecution of Sufis In most other Muslim countries, attacks on Sufis and especially their shrines have come from adherents of puritanical schools of thought who believe that practices such as celebration of the birthdays of Sufi saints, and dhikr (“remembrance” of God) ceremonies are bid‘ah or impure innovation, and polytheistic (Shirk).[1][2][3] Persecution of...

List of Sufi Orders

List of Sufi Orders   The following is a list of Sufi orders or schools (ṭarīqah) A attariya Razaviya Alevi Aamiria Aâbid Abbasiyya Abululai (also Abululaiya) Adhamiyya Adrawiyya Agamiyya Ahmadiya (Imamut-Tarikat Sheikh Borhanuddin Uyesi) Ahmadiyya-Idrissiyya Aissawa (also Aïssâwa, Issawiyya, Issâwa, Aïssaoua, Issaoua) Akbariyya Akmaliyya (Haqmaliyya) Alamiyya Al Hakika Mizaan Mizaani Sufi Order (Sallahudin...

Muraqabah

What Is Muraqabah? Murāqabah (ar. to observe) refers to meditation in Sufi terminology. Through murāqbah a person watches over their (spiritual) heart and gains insight into the heart’s relation with its creator and its own surroundings. Muraqābah is a core concept in commonly found ṭarīqas (ar. sufi orders). The objective of murāqbah...

Tariqa

What Is Tariqa? A tariqa (tariqah; طريقة‎ ṭarīqah) is a school or order of Sufism, or specifically a concept for the mystical teaching and spiritual practices of such an order with the aim of seeking Haqiqa, which translates as “ultimate truth”. A tariqa has a murshid (guide) who plays the role of leader or spiritual director....

History of Sufism

History of Sufism Sufism is the mystical branch of Islam. A Sufi is a Muslim who seeks annihilation of the ego in God.[1] Early history The exact origin of Sufism is disputed. Some sources state that Sufism is the inner dimensions of the teachings of Muhammad whereas others say that Sufism emerged during the Islamic Golden Age from about the...

Jesus Christ, Messiah and Divine Wisdom

Jesus Christ, Messiah and Divine Wisdom On Wednesday, 22 April, the weekly general audience was held in St Peter’s Square. The subject of the Pope’s discourse was Jesus Christ, Messiah and Divine Wisdom. A rich tradition of wisdom literature permeates the Old Testament. On the human level, it manifests the...

Holy Wisdom

What Is Holy Wisdom? Holy Wisdom (Greek Ἁγία Σοφία, Latin Sancta Sapientia, Russian Святая София Премудрость Божия “Holy Sophia, Divine Wisdom”) is a concept in Christian theology. Christian theology received the Old Testament personification of Wisdom (Hebrew Chokhmah) as well as the concept of Wisdom (Sophia) from Greek philosophy, especially Platonism. In Christology, Christ the Logos as...

Sufism

What Is Sufism? Sufism, mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God. It consists of a variety of mystical paths that are designed to ascertain the nature of humanity and of God and to...

Self-renewal

Self-renewal Self-renewal is the first condition of survival. Those who cannot renew themselves when necessary face annihilation sooner or later, no matter how powerful they may be. Everything lives and continues to live through the effort of self-renewal. When renewal ceases – as it has ceased for a corpse –decomposition...

The Meaning Of Gods Unity

The Meaning of God’s Unity  The Universe indicates God The existence of God is too evident to need any arguments. Some saintly scholars even have stated that God is more manifest than any other being but that those who lack insight cannot see Him. Others have said that He is...

Equation On God Without Partners

Equation On God Without Partners Father = 1.0 Son = 1.0 Holy Spirit =1.0 {total} = 3.0 Even if we use mathematical equation of “Trinity“, it does not add up. The Christian’s technique of addition is that {Father}& {Son} & {Holy Spirit} are all “equal” and therefore 1.0 Yet the...

We Must Try To Know God And His Way Of Acting

We Must Try To Know God And His Way Of Acting Before passing on to discuss the Divine wisdom in the differences amongst human beings, all such questions arise from not knowing the Divine Being. If modern man had as much desire to know his Creator as he has to...

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Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom Quotes Wisdom is the ability to think and act with knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. Wisdom is being true to our inner self – thus bringing harmony and peace into our lives. It’s discovering a new idea or solution that meets everyone’s needs. Wisdom is also honoring...

Tawwakul (Arabic Concept for Reliance)

Tawwakul (Arabic Concept for Reliance) Tawakkul (تَوَكُّل‎) in the Arabic language, is the word for the Islamic concept of reliance on God or “trusting in God’s plan“.[1] It is seen as “perfect trust in God and reliance on Him alone.”[2] It can also be referred to as God-consciousness.[2] In fact, the Qur’an speaks of the fact that success is...

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The Sufis And The Spirit

The Sufis And The Spirit The Sufis have defined the spirit as a manifestation or shadow of Divine life, and an immaterial substance; God Almighty has not enabled anybody to have perfect knowledge about its exact identity. While philosophers tend to call it “the speaking soul,” the Sufis prefer designating...

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