Sufi Poetry - Sufi Poetry 1/12/10 Sufism Overview Sufism is...

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1/12/10 Sufi Poetry
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1/12/10 Sufism Overview Sufism is a Muslim movement that seek to find divine truth and love through direct encounters with God. The movement arose in the 8th-9th centuries CE It developed religious practices focusing on strict self-control that enable both psychological and mystical insights as well as a loss of self, with the ultimate goal of mystical union with God.
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1/12/10 Sufism Examples: Rabiah al-Adawiyah : Shaikh Abu Saeed Abil Kheir
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1/12/10 Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya (717 - 801 was born in Basra. After the death of her parents, Rabi'a was child and sold into slavery. After years of service to her slavemaster, Rabi'a began to serve only the Beloved with her actions and thoughts. She became no useful to the slaveowner, and so she was set free to continue her devotion to the Beloved. Rabi'a held that the true lover, whose
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1/12/10 Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya – Reality In love, nothing exists between heart and heart. Speech is born out of longing,
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2010 for the course REL REL 308 taught by Professor Judithmartin during the Fall '09 term at University of Dayton.

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Sufi Poetry - Sufi Poetry 1/12/10 Sufism Overview Sufism is...

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