Sufi philosophy
Sufi philosophy includes the schools of thought unique to Sufism, a mystical branch within Islam. Sufism and its philosophical traditions may be associated with both Sunni Islam and Shia Islam. It has...
Sufi metaphysics
Major ideas in Sufi metaphysics have surrounded the concept of waḥdah (meaning "unity"). Two main Sufi philosophies prevail on this controversial topic. waḥdat al-wujūd literally means the "Unity of E...
Sufi cosmology
Sufi cosmology (Arabic: الكوزمولوجية الصوفية‎) is a general term for cosmological doctrines associated with the mysticism of Sufism. These may differ from place to place, order to order and ...
Lataif-e-sitta
al-Laṭaʾif as-sitta ("the six subtleties" singular: latifa) are psychospiritual "organs" or, sometimes, faculties of sensory and suprasensory perception in Sufi psychology, and are explained here acco...
Ruh
Rūḥ (روح) is an Arabic word meaning spirit, and appears to be related to the Hebrew word "Ruach" or "Ruah" (רוּחַ) (See: Ruach#Etymology). It is the third among the six purities or al-Laṭaʾif as-sitt...
Haal
Haal or ḥāl (Arabic, meaning "state" or "condition", plural ahwal (aḥwāl)) is a special-purpose, temporary state of consciousness, generally understood to be the product of a Sufi's spiritual practic...
Manzil
For the convenience of people who wish to read the Qur'an in a week the text may be divided into 7 portions, each portion is known as Manzil. The following division to 7 equal portions is by Hamza Al-...
Maqaam
Maqaam (also known as maqām) or maqaamat (plural), translating to "stations" in Arabic, is a term that references the various stages a Sufi's soul must attain in its search for God. The stations are d...
Fanaa (Sufism)
Fanaa (Arabic: فناء‎ fanāʾ ) is the Sufi term for "passing away" or "annihilation" (of the self). Fana represents a breaking down of the individual ego and a recognition of the fundame...
Baqaa
Baqaa (Arabic: بقاء‎ baqāʾ ), with literal meaning of permanency, is a term in Sufi philosophy which describes a particular state of life with God, through God, in God, and for God. It...
Yaqeen
Yaqeen (Arabic: یقین‎) is generally translated as "certainty", and is considered the summit of the many stations by which the path of walaya (sometimes translated as Sainthood) is fully comp...
Haqiqa
Haqiqa (Arabic حقيقة ḥaqīqa "truth") is one of "the four stages" in Sufism, shari’a (exoteric path), tariqa (esoteric path), haqiqa (mystical truth) and marifa (final mystical knowledge, unio mystica...
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Marifa
Marifa (Arabic: المعرفة‎), which literally means knowledge, is the term used by Sufi Muslims to describe mystical intuitive knowledge of spiritual truth reached through ecstatic experiences,...
Ihsan
Ihsan (Arabic: إحسان‎), also spelled ehsan, is an Arabic term meaning "perfection" or "excellence" (Ara. husn). It is a matter of taking one's inner faith (iman) and showing it in both deed ...
Wajad
Ecstasy is called Wajd by Sufis and Sunnis: it is especially cultivated among the Chishtis. This bliss is the sign of spiritual development and also the opening for all inspirations and powers. This ...
Hurufism
Hurufism (Arabic: حروفية‎ hurufiyya, adjective form hurufi literal meaning "letters" [of the alphabet]) was a mystical kabbalistic Sufi doctrine, which spread in areas of western Persia, An...
Qalb
قلب is an Arabic word meaning "Heart". It is the second among the six purities or Lataif-e-sitta in Sufi philosophy.
To attend Tasfiya-e-Qalb, the Salik needs to achieve the following sixteen goal...
Fakir
A fakir, or faqir (/fəˈkɪər/; Arabic: فقیر‎ (noun of faqr)), derived from faqr (Arabic: فقر‎, "poverty"), is a Muslim Sufi ascetic in the Middle East and South Asia. The Faqirs we...
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Salik
Sālik is a term for a follower of Sufism. Its root is the verb salaka which means to travel or follow. It is related to sulūk "pathway". Sulūk here specifically refers to a spiritual path, i.e. th...
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Noor (Sufism)
Nūr (Arabic: النور‎) may refer to the "Light of God" or the "Muhammadan Light" in Islam. The word "nūr'" means "light" in Arabic, Persian and Urdu. It is often used in the Quran, notably in ...
Tazkiah
Tazkiah (تزكية) is an Arabic-Islamic term alluding to "tazkiyah al-nafs" meaning "purification of the self". This refers to the process of transforming the nafs (carnal self or desires) from its deplo...
Zikar-e-Qalbi
Zikar-e-Qalbi which is also known as Zikar-e-khafi or silent zikr, is being practiced by Naqshbandi Sufi followers. This way of zikar, Dhikr ذکر, focuses on remembering Allah in one's heart. One has t...
Mast (Sufism)
In Sufi philosophy, a mast (pronounced "must") is a person who is overwhelmed with love for God, accompanied with external disorientation resembling intoxication. The word is coined by Meher Baba and ...
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Nafs
Nafs (نَفْس) is an Arabic word (cognate of the Hebrew word "Nefesh" נפש) occurring in the Qur'an and means self, psyche, ego or soul. In the Quran, the word is used in both the individualistic (e.g. v...
Muraqaba
Muraqaba (Arabic: مراقبة) is the Sufi word for meditation. Literally it is an Arabic term which means "to watch over", "to take care of", or "to keep an eye". It implies that with meditation, a person...
Ali Kianfar
Ali Kianfar is a Sufi master, author, teacher, philosopher and international speaker. He is a co-founder and co-director of the International Association of Sufism and Editor-in-Chief of the online j...
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Arif
Arif (also spelled Aref in Persian, Arabic: عارف‎) is a common male given name in various Muslim countries, such as Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Indonesia, M...
Tanzil
Tanzil and Inzal, or "to send down" (Arabic تنزيل), refers to the act of descent of the pre-existing Qur'an through different Realms.The process by which Divine message come to the heart of Muhammad i...
Parvardigar
Parvardigar or Parwardigar is an appellation or title for God in the Persian language. Its literal meaning is sustainer, a name metaphorically and attributively used for Khuda or God. The word has Per...
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Identityism
Identityism is the school of Sufi metaphysics of unity of being traditionally known as Wahdat-ul-Wujood or Wahdat al-wujud (Arabic: Literally, unity of existence) formulated by Ibn Arabi. Identityism...