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Unformatted text preview: selected has to have some sort of authorization to teach another. Interestingly this is an unbroken succession of teachers which can be traced back to Sufism's origin and to the prophet Muhammad. One of the more pleasing aspects of this idea is that Sufism can be practiced with almost any religious belief. The Sufis consider their system to be the very “heart” of all other religion -- this means that no one specific faith/idea is questioned. Each person can follow their own beliefs, church or admired religious figure. The true form of Sufi philosophy is “universal in nature” to all religions; everyone can learn something from Sufism. http://www.allaboutreligion.org/sufism.htm http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/571823/Sufism...
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ANT 952 taught by Professor Daoud during the Fall '09 term at Adelphi.
- Fall '09