Sufism: Emerald Hills of the Heart

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This comprehensive study explores sufism as a form of self-purification, offering a deeper understanding of the sacred acts and a greater knowledge and love of the divine. The first volume of the series presents such sufi concepts as repentance, reflection, self-criticism, asceticism, piety, abstinence, self-supervision, and sincerity.

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Key Concepts In Practice Of Sufism Vol 1

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Overview

This comprehensive study explores sufism as a form of self-purification, offering a deeper understanding of the sacred acts and a greater knowledge and love of the divine. The first volume of the series presents such sufi concepts as repentance, reflection, self-criticism, asceticism, piety, abstinence, self-supervision, and sincerity.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781932099232
  • Publisher: Tughra Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author i

Editor's Preface vii

Sufism and Its Origin xi

Tawba, Awba, Inaba (Repentance, Penitence, Contrition) 1

Muhasaba (Self-Criticism) 6

Tafakkur (Reflection) 10

Firar and I'tisam (Fleeing and Taking Shelter) 13

Halwat and 'Uzlat (Privacy and Seclusion) 16

Hal and Maqam (State and Station) 20

Qalb (Heart) - 1 22

Qalb (Heart) - 2 26

Huzn (Sadness or Sorrow) 29

Khawf and Khashya (Fear and Reverence) 33

Raja (Hope or Expectation) 38

Zuhd (Asceticism) 42

Taqwa (Piety) 45

Wara' (Abstinence) 50

'Ibada, 'Ubudiya, and 'Ubada (Worship, Servanthood, and Deep Devotion) 53

Muraqaba (Self-Supervision) 57

Ikhlas (Sincerity or Purity of Intention) 60

Istiqama (Straightforwardness) 63

Tawakkul, Taslim, Tafwiz, and Thiqa (Reliance, Surrender, Commitment, and Confidence) 67

Khuluq (Good Nature) 72

Tawadu (Humility) 76

Futuwwa (Youth and Chivalry) 81

Sidq (Truthfulness) 84

Haya (Modesty) 89

Shukr (Thankfulness) 94

Sabr (Patience) 99

Rida (Resignation) 104

Inbisat (Expansion) 115

Qast and 'Azm (Decision and Resolution) 117

Irada, Murid, and Murad (Will, the Willing One, and the Willed One) 120

Yaqin (Certainty) 123

Dhikr (Recitation of God's Names) 128

Ihsan (Perfect Goodness) 133

Basira and Firasa (Insight and Discernment) 136

Sakina and Itmi'nan (Serenity and Peacefulness) 139

Qurb and Bu'd (Nearness and Remoteness) 143

Ma 'rifa (Spiritual Knowledge of God) 146

Mahabba (Love) 149

'Ashq (Intense, Ecstatic Love) 153

Shawq and Ishtiyaq (Joyful Zeal and Yearning) 156

Jadhb and Injidhab (Attraction toward God) 160

Dahsha and Hayra (Utmost Astonishment and Amazement 164

Qabd and Bast (Contraction and Openness)167

Faqr and Ghina (Poverty and Richness) 170

A Partial Glossary of Sufi Terms 173

Bibliography 177

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