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Tasawwuf (Sufism)

May 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Maulana Maududi mentions in “A Short History of the Revialist Movement in Islam” regarding Tasawwuf:

True to God, I bear no personal grudge against the tasawwuf presented by these great reformers; in spirit it was indeed the real tasawwuf of Islam, nothing different from ihsan. But what I think should be carefully eschewed are the mystic allusions and metaphoric references, the mystic language, and the continuance of a peculiar mystic lore, customs and traditions. Obviously, the real Islamic tasawwuf does not stand in need of this particular mould. Some other form and some other Read more…


A Brief History of Prophethood & Religions from Adam (AS) to Muhammad (SAW)!

January 22, 2011 1 comment

Now let us cast a cursory glance at the history of Prophethood. Let us see how this long chain began, how it gradually unfolded itself and finally culminated in the Prophethood of the last of the Prophet, Muhammad (ﷺ).

The human race began from one man: Adam. It was from him that Read more…

The Spirit of `Ibadah

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

`Ibadah (act of worship) is an Arabic word derived from `abd (a slave) and it means submission. It portrays that God is your Master and you are His slave and whatever a slave does in obedience to and for the pleasure of his Master is `ibadah. The Islamic concept of `ibadah is very wide. Read more…

What it means to be Muslim

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

The Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wasalam) has enjoined us to believe in Read more…

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