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Types of Self-Delusion

April 27, 2012 Leave a comment

MISGUIDED CHARACTER: TYPES OF SELF-DELUSION

By Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali (D.505 AH)

Self-delusion is not peculiar to non-believers; it happens to believers as well. The following is a sincere look and discussion of self-delusion, its subtleties and how it could possibly happen to believers of varying degrees of faith, be they worshippers, men of learning, men of wealth, etc Read more…

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…

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