[Advaita-l] On the place of Sufism in Islam and Advaita in Hinduism
asad.mustafa at yahoo.co.in
Mon Jan 29 09:47:08 CST 2007
Mr. Siva Senani Nori <sivasenani at yahoo.com> wrote: Even as the philosophy underlying Sufism was rigorously expounded only in the second millennium after Christ, the underlying beliefs were evident from much earlier. Many consider Prophet Muhammad to be the first sufI saint;
In the name of God, most gracious, most merciful.
It may not be relevant to this list but I think a clarification is needed here.
Sufism is not different from Islam. Although prophet Muhammad (PBUH), is a very important link, he is not the first in the tradition, which started from Adam (PBUH). The message of divine unity lay scattered untill it was consolidated in the revelation of the holy Qura'n. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) took it from there and explained the subtelities of the message to his chosen companions. Others who were not chosen to receive this highest message of the holy Qura'n felt jealous and accussed the real torch bearers as heretics after death of the holy Prophet (PBUH).
Sufism is not against other schools of Islam. It acknwoledges their validity on a relative level but trancends them all at the level of the absolute.
Asad Mustafa Rizvi
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