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Tariqah (طريقه transliteration: Ṭarīqah; pl.: طرق; Ṭuruq or Persian: Tarighat) means "way", "path" or method. In Sufism, it is conceptually related to Haqīqah, truth, the ineffable ideal that is the pursuit of the tradition. Thus one starts with Islamic law, the exoteric or mundane practice of Islam and then is initiated onto the mystical path of a Tarīqah. Through spiritual practices and guidance of a Tarīqah the aspirant seeks Haqiqa or ultimate truth. Due to the fact that the Arabic language has a number of phonemes that have no equivalent in English or other European languages, a number of different transliteration methods have been invented to represent certain Arabic characters, due to various conflicting goals. ... Farsi redirects here. ... Sufism (Arabic: ‎ - taá¹£awwuf, Kurdish Sufayeti, Persian: صوفی‌گری, sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf), is generally understood by scholars to be the inner or mystical dimension of Islam. ... ḤaqÄ«qah (Arabic: حقيقة) is literally translated as essence, or truth (derived from one of the 99 names of Allah, Al-Haqq [الحق], means The Truth). ... Sharia (Arabic: transliteration: ) is the body of Islamic religious law. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ...

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A Tarīqah is a school of Sufism. A Tarīqah has a Murshid, or Guide, who plays the role of leader or spiritual director of the organization. Sufism (Arabic: ‎ - taá¹£awwuf, Kurdish Sufayeti, Persian: صوفی‌گری, sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf), is generally understood by scholars to be the inner or mystical dimension of Islam. ... A Murshid is the teacher and guide to his disciples (Mureedh). ...


A Sufi Tarīqah is a group of Murīd (pl.: Murīdīn), Arabic for desirous, desiring the knowledge of knowing God and loving God (a Murīd is also called a 'Faqīr' or 'Fakir' (Arabic: فقير ) another Arabic word that means poor or needy, usually used as al-Faqīr 'ilá Allāh, English: The needy to God's knowledge (Arabic: الفقير إلى الله )). Murid (Arabic: مريد ) is a Sufi term meaning committed one. It refers to a person who is committed to a teacher in the spiritual path of Sufism. ... Arabic redirects here. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Arabic redirects here. ...


Nearly every Tarīqah is named after its founder, and when the order is referred to as a noun -yah is usually added to a part of the founder's name. For example the "Rifai order", named after Shaykh `Ahmed er Rifai, is called the "Rifaiyyah", the "Qādirī order", named after Shaykh `Abd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, is called the "Qādiriyyah". Often Tarīqahs are offshoots of other Tarīqahs, for example, the Qadri Al-Muntahi order is an offshoot of the Qādiriyyah order founded by Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, the Jelveti order is an offshoot of the Bayrami order founded by Hajji Bayram in Ankara who are an offshoot of the zahidiyye founded by Pir Zahid al-Gaylani in Iran. The Khalwati order are a particularly splintered order with numerous offshoots such as the Jerrahī, Sunbulī, Nasuhī, Karabashiyyah and others, the Tijaniyyah order prevalent in West Africa also has its roots in this Tariqa. Shaikh (شيخ, also rendered as Sheik, Shaykh or Sheikh) is a word in the Arabic language meaning an elder or a revered old man. ... Ahmed ar-Rifai (1118-1181) was the founder of the Rifai Sufi order. ... Rifai, ( Rifa3i) or Al Rifai, is family name that traces its roots to Mesopotamia, specifically Iraq. ... Shaikh (شيخ, also rendered as Sheik, Shaykh or Sheikh) is a word in the Arabic language meaning an elder or a revered old man. ... Sheikh Muhyiddeen Abdul Qadir Gilani , Abdul Qadir al-Gilani , Abdul Qadir el-Gilani or Moulay Abdelkader Jilali (in Maghreb countries (Arabic: عبد القادر الجيلانى ); (1077 – 1166 CE) was a mystic scholar and saint of Islam. ... Qadiriyyah (Arabic: القادريه ) (also transliterated Qadiri), is one of the oldest Sufi tariqas, derives its name from Abdul Qadir Jilani (also transliterated other ways) (1077-1166), a native of the Iranian province of Gilan. ... Qadiriyyah (Arabic: القادريه ) (also transliterated Qadiri), is one of the oldest Sufi tariqas, derives its name from Abdul Qadir Jilani (also transliterated other ways) (1077-1166), a native of the Iranian province of Gilan. ... Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (Urdu:ریاض احمدگوھرشاہی) (‎25 November 1941 – 25 November 2001) also known as Sayyedna Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (Urdu:سیدناریاض احمدگوھرشاہی) or Hazrat Sayyedna Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi Muddazullahul Aali (Urdu:حضرت سیدناریاض احمدگوھرشاہی مدظلہ العالی) was a Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader and founder of the spiritual movement Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam. ... Jelveti is the name of a Sufi order that was founded by the Turkish saint Aziz Mahmud Hudayi. ... A Turkish Sufi order founded by Hajji Bayram whose resting place is in Ankara the capital of Turkey. ... A Muslim Sufi saint. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... The Zahediyeh Sufi Order was founded by Sheikh Zahed Gilani (Zahid Guilani) of Lahijan. ... A Pir (Persian: پیر) meaning Old Man. ... The Jerrahi are a Sufi order (Tarika) derived from the Halveti (Khalwati) order. ... The Tijāniyyah (Arabic: الطريقة التجانية, transliterated: Al-ṬarÄ«qah al-Tijāniyyah, or The TijānÄ« Path) is a sufi á¹­arÄ«qah (order, path) originating in North Africa but now more widespread in West Africa, particularly in Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, and Northern Nigeria and Sudan. ...


In most cases the shaykh nominates his 'khalīfah' or successor during his lifetime, who will take over the order. In rare cases, if the shaykh dies without naming a khalīfah, the students of the Tarīqah elect another spiritual leader through a vote. In some orders, it is recommended to take a khalīfah from the same order as their Murshid. In some groups it is customary for the khalīfah to be the son of the shaykh, although in other groups the khalīfah and the shaykh are not normally relatives. In yet other orders, a successor may be identified through the spiritual dreams of its members.


Tarīqahs have a Silsilah (Arabic: ( سلسلة ) meaning chain or, more idiomatically, a lineage of various Shaykhs that eventually leads back to Muhammad. Almost all order except the Naqshbandi order has a Silsilah that leads back to Muhammad through `Alī. (The Naqshbandi Silsilah goes back to Abu Bakr the first Caliph of Sunni Islam and then Muhammad.) Silsilah (Arabic: ( سلسلة )) is an Arabic meaning chain. ... Arabic redirects here. ... Shaikh (شيخ, also rendered as Sheik, Shaykh or Sheikh) is a word in the Arabic language meaning an elder or a revered old man. ... Muhammad in a new genre of Islamic calligraphy started in the 17th century by Hafiz Osman. ... Naqshbandi (Naqshbandiyya) is one of the major Tasawwuf orders (tariqa) of Islam. ... For other uses, see Ali (disambiguation). ... Naqshbandi (Naqshbandiyya) is one of the major Tasawwuf orders (tariqa) of Islam. ... Abu Bakr As Siddiq (Arabic ابو بكر الصديق, alternative spellings, Abubakar, Abi Bakr, Abu Bakar) (c. ... Sunni Islam (Arabic سنّة) is the largest denomination of Islam. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ...


Take the following example, here is the Silsila of the Oveyssi order: The Holy Quran, 2:148 Whoever knows the true self, knows God. ...

  • Mohammad
  • Ali ibn Abu Talib
  • 1- Oveys Gharani
  • 2- Salman the Persian
  • 3- Habib-ibn Salim Ra'i
  • 4- Soltan Ebrahim Adham
  • 5- Abu Ali Shaqiq Balkhi
  • 6- Sheikh Abu Torab Nakhshabi
  • 7- Sheikh Abi Amro Istakhri
  • 8- Abu Ja'far Hazza
  • 9- Sheikh Kabir Abu Abdollah Mohammad-ibn Khafif Shirazi
  • 10- Sheikh Hossein Akkar
  • 11- Sheikh Morshed Abu-Isshaq Shahriar Kazerouni
  • 12- Khatib Abolfath Abdolkarim
  • 13- Ali-ibn Hassan Basri
  • 14- Serajeddin Abolfath Mahmoud-ibn Mahmoudi Sabouni Beyzavi
  • 15- Sheikh Abu Abdollah Rouzbehan Baghli Shirazi
  • 16- Sheikh Najmeddin Tamat-al Kobra Khivaghi
  • 17- Sheikh Ali Lala Ghaznavi
  • 18- Sheikh Ahmad Zaker Jowzeghani
  • 19- Noureddin Abdolrahman Esfarayeni
  • 20- Sheikh Alaoddowleh Semnani
  • 21- Mahmoud Mazdaghani
  • 22- Amir Seyyed Ali Hamedani
  • 23- Sheikh Ahmad Khatlani
  • 24- Seyyed Mohammad Abdollah Ghatifi al-Hasavi Nourbakhsh
  • 25- Shah Ghassem Feyzbakhsh
  • 26- Hossein Abarghoui Janbakhsh
  • 27- Darvish Malek Ali Joveyni
  • 28- Darvish Ali Sodeyri
  • 29- Darvish Kamaleddin Sodeyri
  • 30- Darvish Mohammad Mozaheb Karandehi (Pir Palandouz)
  • 31- Mir Mohammad Mo'men Sodeyri Sabzevari
  • 32- Mir Mohammad Taghi Shahi Mashhadi
  • 33- Mir Mozaffar Ali
  • 34- Mir Mohammad Ali
  • 35- Seyyed Shamseddin Mohammad
  • 36- Seyyed Abdolvahab Naini
  • 37- Haj Mohammad Hassan Kouzekanani
  • 38- Agha Abdolghader Jahromi
  • 39- Jalaleddin Ali Mir Abolfazl Angha
  • 40- Mir Ghotbeddin Mohammad Angha
  • 41- Shah Maghsoud Mohammad Sadegh Angha
  • 42- Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha

On the other hand there are in many of the silsilas of the Tarīqahs names of Shi'ite Imams; take for example the Qadiri silsila: For other uses, see Ali (disambiguation). ... Uwais al-Qarni or Oways b. ... Salman the Persian (Arabic سلمان الفارسي Salman Farisi, Persian Salman e Farsi) was one of the Prophet Muhammads companions. ... Sheikh Najmeddin Kubra was a 13th century famous Persian Sufi from Khwarezmia and was the founder of the Kubrawiya Sufi order. ... The Official Emblem of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism®, All Rights Reserved. ... The Official Emblem of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism®, All Rights Reserved. ... The Official Emblem of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism®, All Rights Reserved. ... Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha (Persian: صلاح الدین علی نادر شاه عنقا) is presently the 42nd official and exclusive master of Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi (School of Islamic Sufism) in a continuous succession of Sufi masters dating back 1,400 years ago to the time of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. ... Shia Islam ( Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite or Shiite) is the second largest Islamic denomination; some 20-25% of all Muslims are said to follow a Shia tradition. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Qadiriyyah, one of the oldest Sufi tariqa, derives its name from Abd al-Qadir al-Djilani (1077-1166), a native of the Iranian province of Gilan. ...

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  • Imam Husayn
  • Imam Ali Zayn al-Abidin
  • Imam Muhammad Baqir
  • Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq
  • Imam Musa al-Kazim
  • Imam Ali Musa Rida
  • Ma'ruf Karkhi
  • Sari Saqati
  • Junayd al-Baghdadi
  • Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli
  • Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tamīmī
  • Abu al-Fadl Abu al-Wahid al-Tamīmī
  • Abu al-Farah Tartusi
  • Abu al-Hasan Farshi
  • Abu Sa'id al-Mubarak Mukharrami
  • Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani

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Every Murid on entering the ṭarīqah gets his 'awrād, or daily recitations, authorized by his Murshid (usually to be recited before or after the pre-dawn prayer, after the afternoon prayer and after the evening prayer). Usually, these recitations are extensive and time-consuming (for example the Murid's awrād may consist of reciting a certain formula 99, 500 or even 1000 times). One must also be in a state of ritual purity (as one is for the obligatory prayers to perform them while facing Mecca). The recitations change as a student (murid) moves from a mere initiate to other Sufi degrees (usually requiring additional initiations).


Being mostly followers of the spiritual traditions of Islam loosely referred to as Sufism, these groups were sometimes distinct from the ulema or officially mandated scholars, and often acted as informal missionaries of Islam. They provided accepted avenues for emotional expressions of faith, and the Tarīqahs spread to all corners of the Muslim world, and often exercised a degree of political influence inordinate to their size (take for example the influence that the sheikhs of the Safaviyye order had over the armies of Tamerlane, or the missionary work of Ali Shair Navai in Turkistan amongst the Mongol and Tatar people). Sufism (Arabic: ‎ - taá¹£awwuf, Kurdish Sufayeti, Persian: صوفی‌گری, sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf), is generally understood by scholars to be the inner or mystical dimension of Islam. ... Ulema (, transliteration: , singular: , transliteration: , scholar) (The people of Islamic Knowledge) refers to the educated class of Muslim legal scholars engaged in the several fields of Islamic studies. ... For the chess engine Tamerlane, see Tamerlane. ... Honorary guard of Mongolia. ... Historically, the term Tatar (or Tartar) has been ambiguously used by Europeans to refer to many different peoples of Inner Asia and Northern Asia. ...


The Tarīqahs were particularly influential in the spread of Islam in the sub-Sahara during the 9th to 14th centuries, where they spread south along trade routes between North Africa and the sub-Saharan kingdoms of Ghana and Mali. On the West African coast they set up Zāwiyas on the shores of the river Niger and even established independent kingdoms such as the Murābiṭūn, or Almoravids. The Sanusi order were also highly involved in missionary work in Africa during the 19th century, spreading both Islam and a high level of literacy into Africa as far south as Lake Chad and beyond by setting up a network of Zawiyas where Islam was taught. Much of central Asia and southern Russia was won over to Islam through the missionary work of the ṭarīqahs, and the majority of Indonesia's population, where a Muslim army never set foot, was converted to Islam by the perseverance of both Muslim traders and Sufi missionaries. Almoravides (From Arabic المرابطون sing. ... The Senussi or Sanusi are Muslim nomads who live in the Libyan Desert, many of whom raise camels and goats. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a region of Asia from the Caspian Sea in the west to central China in the east, and from southern Russia in the north to... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Sufism (Arabic تصوف taṣawwuf) is a system of esoteric philosophy commonly associated with Islam. ...


A case is sometimes made that groups such as the Muslim Brotherhoods (in many countries) and specifically the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt (the first, or first known), are modern inheritors of the tradition of lay ṭarīqah in Islam. This is highly contentious since the Turuq were Sufi orders with established lineages while the Muslim Brotherhood is a modern, rationalist tradition. However, the Muslim Brotherhood's founder, Hassan al Banna, did have a traditional Islamic education (his family were Hanbali scholars) and it is likely that he was initiated into a ṭarīqah at an early age. The Muslim Brothers (Arabic: الإخوان المسلمون al-ikhwān al-muslimÅ«n, full title The Society of the Muslim Brothers, often simply الإخوان al-ikhwān, the Brotherhood or MB) is a world-wide Sunni Islamist movement and the worlds largest, most influential Islamist group[1]. The MB is the largest political... Hassan al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( â–¶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... Hanbali (Arabic: حنبلى ) is one of the four schools (Madhhabs) of Fiqh or religious law within Sunni Islam. ...


Certain scholars, e.g., G. H. Jansen, credit the original Tarīqahs with several specific accomplishments:

  1. Preventing Islam from becoming a cold and formal doctrine by constantly infusing it with local and emotionally popular input, including stories and plays and rituals not part of Islam proper. (A parallel would be the role of Aesop relative to the Greek mythos.)
  2. Spreading the faith in east Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where orthodox Islamic leaders and scholars had little or no direct influence on people.
  3. Leading Islam's military and political battles against the enroaching power of the Christian West, as far back as the Qadiri order of the 12th century.

The last of these accomplishments suggests that the analogy with the modern Muslim Brotherhoods is probably accurate, but incomplete. Nofootnotes|date=February 2008}} Aesop, as conceived by Diego Velázquez Aesop, as depicted in the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel in 1493. ... Qadiriyyah, one of the oldest Sufi tariqa, derives its name from Abd al-Qadir al-Djilani (1077-1166), a native of the Iranian province of Gilan. ...


Tariqah in the Four Spiritual Stations

The Four Stations, sharia, tariqa, haqiqa. The fourth station, marifa, which is considered 'unseen', is actually the center of the haqiqa region. It's the essence of all four stations.
The Four Stations, sharia, tariqa, haqiqa. The fourth station, marifa, which is considered 'unseen', is actually the center of the haqiqa region. It's the essence of all four stations.

Image File history File links Syariah-thariqah-hakikah2. ... Sharia (Arabic: transliteration: ) is the body of Islamic religious law. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Ḥaqīqah (Arabic: حقيقة) is literally translated as essence, or truth (derived from one of the 99 names of Allah, Al-Haqq [الحق], means The Truth). ... Marifa (or alternatively marifah) literally means knowledge. ...

Orders of Sufism

Image File history File links Merge-arrow. ... List of Tariqas or Sufi brotherhoods Aâbid Adhamiyya Adrawiyya Agamiyya Ahiyya Ahl-el Haqq Ahmadiyya (soefis) Ahmadiyya-Idrissiyya Aissawiyya Akbariyya Akmaliyya (Haqmaliyya) Ak Tagh > Naqshbandiyya Alamiyya Alawiyya (Hadramiyya) Aliyallahiyya Alwaniyya Amariyya Amgariyya Ansariyya Arusiyya Ashrafiyya Ashuriyya Awhadiyya Aydarusiyya Azeema BaAlawi BaAlawi-Atissiyya Badawiyya Bakkaiyya Banawa...

Traditional orders

PHILTAR (Philosophy of Theology and Religion at the Division of Religion and Philosophy of St Martin's College) has a very useful Graphical illustration of the Sufi schools. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Azeemia Order is a Sufi order founded in Pakistan in 1960 by Qalandar Baba Auliya. ... BaAlawi is the name of a Sufi tariqa. ... The Badawiyyah, Sufi tarika, was founded in the thirteenth century in Egypt by Ahmad al-Badawi ( 1199- 1276). ... The Bektashism (Turkish: Bektaşilik) is an Islamic Sufi order (tariqat). ... The Chishti Order was founded by Khwaja Abu Ishaq Shami (the Syrian) (d. ... The Darqawiyya or Darqawa Sufi order was a revivalist branch of the Shadhiliyah brotherhood. ... Galibi Order The order under consideration -Galibi order- comes from the tradition of Qadiri-Rufai school – the integration of the earliest and the most popular orders established in İslamdom. ... Halveti (as it is known in Turkey but is more commonly known as Khalwati) is one of the most widespread orders in Sufi Islam and after the Naqshbandi, Qadiri and Shadhili is perhaps the most popular. ... Hurufism (Arabic حروفية hurufiyya, adjective form hurufi) is a mystical esoteric Sufi sect, that was active in areas of western Persia, Turkey and Azerbaijan in later 14th - early 15th century. ... The Ismāʿīlī (Urdu: اسماعیلی Ismāʿīlī, Arabic: الإسماعيليون al-Ismāʿīliyyūn; Persian: اسماعیلیان Esmāʿīliyān) branch of Islam is the second largest part of the Shīa community, after the Twelvers (Ithnāʿashariyya). ... The Jerrahi (Turkish: Cerrahiyye, Cerrahilik) are a Sufi order (Tarika) derived from the Halveti (Khalwati) order. ... Whirling Dervishes perform near the Mevlevi Museum in Konya, Turkey. ... Sheikh Najmeddin Kubra was a 13th century famous Persian Sufi from Khwarezmia and was the founder of the Kubrawiya Sufi order. ... Naqshbandi (Naqshbandiyya) is one of the major Tasawwuf orders (tariqa) of Islam. ... The Nimatullahi order (also spelled Nimatollahi or Nematollahi) is a Sufi Order or Tariqa originating in Persia. ... Qadiriyyah, one of the oldest Sufi tariqa, derives its name from Abd al-Qadir al-Djilani (1077-1166), a native of the Iranian province of Gilan. ... The Qalandariyah was a roaming sect of Sufi dervishes. ... The Rifai (also Rufai) are a Sufi order most commonly found in the Arab Middle East but also in Turkey and the Balkans. ... Safaviyeh was the name of the Sufi order founded by the Persian Mystic Sheikh Safi Al-Din of Ardabil (1252-1334). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Senussi. ... The Sarwari Qadiri Sufi tariqa was originated by Sultan Bahu in the seventeenth century. ... The Sarwari Qadiri Sufi tariqa was originated by Sultan Bahu in the seventeenth century. ... The Tariqa ash Shadhiliya is a Sufi order founded by Abu-l-Hassan ash-Shadhili. ... Suhrawardiyya is the name of a Sufi order founded by Shihabuddin Yahya as-Suhrawardi. ... Tijani order (sufi tarika) was founded in Fez in the 1780s by Ahmad al-Tidjani (d. ... The Zahediyeh Sufi Order was founded by Sheikh Zahed Gilani (Zahid Guilani) of Lahijan. ...


Non-traditional Sufi groups

The Sufi Order International is an organization dedicated to Universal Sufism as elaborated by Hazrat Inayat Khan. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Sufism Reoriented is a Sufi organization founded in the 1950s in the United States, based on the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, and once lead by Meher Baba, most commonly known as a guru followed by Pete Townshend. ...

See also

Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (Urdu:ریاض احمدگوھرشاہی) (‎25 November 1941 – 25 November 2001) also known as Sayyedna Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (Urdu:سیدناریاض احمدگوھرشاہی) or Hazrat Sayyedna Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi Muddazullahul Aali (Urdu:حضرت سیدناریاض احمدگوھرشاہی مدظلہ العالی) was a Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader and founder of the spiritual movement Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam. ... Sufism (Arabic تصوف taṣawwuf) is a system of esoteric philosophy commonly associated with Islam. ... The Suluk, also known as Tao Sug, originated from the island of Sulu in the Philippines. ... A salik is a person who enganged in Islamic spiritual path or sufism. ... A Moulid (Moulids being an Anglicized plural) is a traditional celebration in the Islamic world of the birth date of a Muslim saint. ... The word Dervish, especially in European languages, refers to members of Sufi Muslim ascetic religious fraternities, known for their extreme poverty and austerity, similar to mendicant friars. ... List of Tariqas or Sufi brotherhoods Aâbid Adhamiyya Adrawiyya Agamiyya Ahiyya Ahl-el Haqq Ahmadiyya (soefis) Ahmadiyya-Idrissiyya Aissawiyya Akbariyya Akmaliyya (Haqmaliyya) Ak Tagh > Naqshbandiyya Alamiyya Alawiyya (Hadramiyya) Aliyallahiyya Alwaniyya Amariyya Amgariyya Ansariyya Arusiyya Ashrafiyya Ashuriyya Awhadiyya Aydarusiyya Azeema BaAlawi BaAlawi-Atissiyya Badawiyya Bakkaiyya Banawa...

References

G. H. Jansen, "Militant Islam", Pan, London 1979
F. de Jong, "Turuq and Turuq-Linked Institutions in Nineteenth-Century Egypt", Brill, Leiden,1978
M. D. Gilsenen, "Saint and Sufi in Modern Egypt", Oxford, 1978
M. Berger, "Islam in Egypt today - social and political aspects of popular religion", London, 1970
J. M. Abun-Nasr, "The Tijaniyya", London 1965
E. E. Evans-Pritchard, "The Sanusi of Cyrenaica", Oxford, 1949
J. W. McPherson, "The Moulids of Egypt", Cairo, 1941
J. K. Birge, "The Bektashi Order of Dervishes", London and Hartford, 1937
O. Depont and X. Coppolani, "Les confreries religieuses musulmans" (the Muslim brotherhoods as they existed then), Algiers, 1897

Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The turuq (singular: tarika or Tariqa) are the Sufi schools (or brotherhoods) of Islam. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Sufism (Arabic تصوف taṣawwuf) is a system of esoteric philosophy commonly associated with Islam. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tijani order (sufi tarika) was founded in Fez in the 1780s by Ahmad al-Tidjani (d. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Edward Evan (E. E.) Evans-Pritchard (September 21, 1902 – September 11, 1973) was a British anthropologist instrumental in the development of social anthropology in that country. ... The Senussi or Sanusi are Muslim nomads who live in the Libyan Desert, many of whom raise camels and goats. ... The Roman Empire ca. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Moulid(Moulids being an Anglicized plural) is a traditional celebration in the Islamic world of the birth date of a Muslim saint. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... The Bektashism (Turkish: BektaÅŸilik) is an Islamic Sufi order (tariqat). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

External links

Image File history File links Merge-arrow. ... List of Tariqas or Sufi brotherhoods Aâbid Adhamiyya Adrawiyya Agamiyya Ahiyya Ahl-el Haqq Ahmadiyya (soefis) Ahmadiyya-Idrissiyya Aissawiyya Akbariyya Akmaliyya (Haqmaliyya) Ak Tagh > Naqshbandiyya Alamiyya Alawiyya (Hadramiyya) Aliyallahiyya Alwaniyya Amariyya Amgariyya Ansariyya Arusiyya Ashrafiyya Ashuriyya Awhadiyya Aydarusiyya Azeema BaAlawi BaAlawi-Atissiyya Badawiyya Bakkaiyya Banawa...

Orders

Image File history File links Merge-arrow. ... List of Tariqas or Sufi brotherhoods Aâbid Adhamiyya Adrawiyya Agamiyya Ahiyya Ahl-el Haqq Ahmadiyya (soefis) Ahmadiyya-Idrissiyya Aissawiyya Akbariyya Akmaliyya (Haqmaliyya) Ak Tagh > Naqshbandiyya Alamiyya Alawiyya (Hadramiyya) Aliyallahiyya Alwaniyya Amariyya Amgariyya Ansariyya Arusiyya Ashrafiyya Ashuriyya Awhadiyya Aydarusiyya Azeema BaAlawi BaAlawi-Atissiyya Badawiyya Bakkaiyya Banawa... Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (Urdu:ریاض احمدگوھرشاہی) (‎25 November 1941 – 25 November 2001) also known as Sayyedna Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (Urdu:سیدناریاض احمدگوھرشاہی) or Hazrat Sayyedna Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi Muddazullahul Aali (Urdu:حضرت سیدناریاض احمدگوھرشاہی مدظلہ العالی) was a Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader and founder of the spiritual movement Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam. ... Sufism (Arabic: ‎ - taá¹£awwuf, Kurdish Sufayeti, Persian: صوفی‌گری, sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf), is generally understood by scholars to be the inner or mystical dimension of Islam. ... Ihsan (or Ehsan or Ahsan or احسان) is an Arabic term meaning perfection or excellence. ... Noor is the link which binds being to knowledge in Sufism. ... Maqaam ( the station ) is ones spiritual station or developmental level, as distinct from ones hal, or state of consciousness. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A manzil (منزل, plural manazil, منازل) is one of seven parts of roughly equal length into which the Quran is divided for the purpose of reciting the entire text in one week. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Fanaa (فناء) is the Sufi term for extinction. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... ḤaqÄ«qah (Arabic: حقيقة) is literally translated as essence, or truth (derived from one of the 99 names of Allah, Al-Haqq [الحق], means The Truth). ... Marifa (or alternatively marifah) literally means knowledge. ... Drawing from Quranic verses, virtually all Sufis distinguish Lataif-e-Sitta (The six subtleties), Nafs, Qalb, Sirr, Ruh, Khafi & Akhfa. ... The term Sulook or Suluk when related to the Islam and sufism means to walk a (spiritual) path (to God). ... Although there is no consensus with regard to Sufi cosmology, one can disentangle various threads that led to the crystallization of more or less coherent cosmological doctrines. ... The literal meaning of the word kashf is unveling, but in Sufi terminology it means to expose the heart to metaphysical illumination or revelation unattainable by reason. ... Following are some of the concepts in Sufi metaphysics // Wahdat-ul-Wujood or Wahdat al-Wujud (Arabic: وحدة الوجود) the Unity of Being is a Sufi philosophy emphasizing that there is no true existence except the Ultimate Truth (God). All of his creations emerge from `adim (عدم non-existence) to wujood (existence) out... There are three central concepts in Sufi Psychology, which are the ego, the heart and the soul. ... Tajalliat (plural of tajalli) or theophanies in the realm of being are manifestations of the divine Truth with regard to infinite perfection and eternal glory. ... Dhikr , ذکر (Zikr in Urdu and Zekr in Persian) (Arabic pronouncement, invocation or remembrance) is an Islamic practice that focuses on the remembrance of God. ... Hadhra (Arabic:حضرة) is the term given to a sacred dance performed by Sufi Muslims accompanied by dhikr recitations invoking the name of Allah. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Qawwali (Urdu: قوٌالی, Hindi: क़वाली) is the devotional music of the Chishti Sufis of the Indian Subcontinent. ... Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) of the automobile aftermarket was formed in 1963 by Roy Richter, Ed Iskenderian, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand, Jr. ... -1... Tariqah ( transliteration: ; pl. ... The Chishti Order was founded by Khwaja Abu Ishaq Shami (the Syrian) (d. ... Whirling Dervishes perform near the Mevlevi Museum in Konya, Turkey. ... The Mouride brotherhood (Muride brotherhood in Wolof, الطريقة المريدية, Aá¹­-ṬarÄ«qat al-MurÄ«diyya or simply مريدية, MurÄ«diyya in Arabic) is a large Islamic Sufi order (á¹­arÄ«qa) most prominent in Senegal and The Gambia, with headquarters in the holy city of Touba, Senegal (Tuubaa in Wolof, طوبى, Ṭūbā in Arabic). ... Naqshbandi (Naqshbandiyya) is one of the major Tasawwuf orders (tariqa) of Islam. ... Qadiriyyah (Arabic: القادريه ) (also transliterated Qadiri), is one of the oldest Sufi tariqas, derives its name from Abdul Qadir Jilani (also transliterated other ways) (1077-1166), a native of the Iranian province of Gilan. ... The Rifai (also Rufai) are a Sufi order most commonly found in the Arab Middle East but also in Turkey and the Balkans. ... The Tariqa ash Shadhiliya is a Sufi order founded by Abu-l-Hassan ash-Shadhili. ... Suhrawardiyya is the name of a Sufi order founded by Shihabuddin Yahya as-Suhrawardi. ... The Tijāniyyah (Arabic: الطريقة التجانية, transliterated: Al-ṬarÄ«qah al-Tijāniyyah, or The TijānÄ« Path) is a sufi á¹­arÄ«qah (order, path) originating in North Africa but now more widespread in West Africa, particularly in Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, and Northern Nigeria and Sudan. ... List of Tariqas or Sufi brotherhoods Aâbid Adhamiyya Adrawiyya Agamiyya Ahiyya Ahl-el Haqq Ahmadiyya (soefis) Ahmadiyya-Idrissiyya Aissawiyya Akbariyya Akmaliyya (Haqmaliyya) Ak Tagh > Naqshbandiyya Alamiyya Alawiyya (Hadramiyya) Aliyallahiyya Alwaniyya Amariyya Amgariyya Ansariyya Arusiyya Ashrafiyya Ashuriyya Awhadiyya Aydarusiyya Azeema BaAlawi BaAlawi-Atissiyya Badawiyya Bakkaiyya Banawa... Hasan al-Basri (حسن البسری) [Abu Said al-Hasan ibn Abi-l-Hasan Yasar al-Basri], (642 - 728 or 737), Arab theologian, was born at Medina. ... Uwais al-Qarni or Oways b. ... RābiÊ»a al-Ê»Adawiyya al-Quaysiyya (Arabic: رابعة العدوية القيسية) or simply Rabia Al-Basri (717–801 C.E.) was a female Sufi saint. ... Image:Bastam ghabr. ... Junayd ibn Muhammad Abu al-Qasim al-Khazzaz al-Baghdadi[The water walker,(830-910) (d. ... Dhul-Nun al-Misri (Arabic:ذو النون المصري) (d. ... ... Abusaeid Abolkheyr(966-1046) (In Persian ابوسعید ابوالخیر هجری قمری 440-357) also known as Sheikh Abusaeid , was a famous Persian Sufi who contributed extensively to the evolution of Sufi thought. ... Abu Hāmed Mohammad ibn Mohammad al-GhazzālÄ« (1058-1111) (Persian: ), known as Algazel to the western medieval world, born and died in Tus, in the Khorasan province of Persia (modern day Iran). ... Abul-Hassan Ali ibn Ahmad (or ibn Ja’far) ibn Salmān al-Kharaqāni or Shaikh Abul-Hassan Kharaqāni [also written Kherqāni] (Persian شیخ ابوالحسن خرقانی ) is one of the great Sufi Masters of Islam. ... Sheikh Muhyiddeen Abdul Qadir Gilani (1077 – 1166 CE) was a mystic scholar and saint of Islam. ... Moinuddin Chishti dargah, Ajmer, India Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty (Persian: خواجہ معین الدین چشتی ) was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE, also known as Gharib Nawaz (Persian: غریب نواز ), was a Sunni Muslim and is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia. ... Shahab al-Din Yahya as-Suhrawardi (from the Arabicشهاب الدين يحيى سهروردى, also known as Sohrevardi) (born 1153 in North-West-Iran; died 1191 in Aleppo) was a persian philosopher and Sufi, founder of School of Illumination, one of the most important islamic doctrine in Philosophy. ... Ahmed ar-Rifai was a founder of the Rifai Sufi order. ... Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was a renowned Muslim Sufi saint and scholar in the Chishti Order from Delhi, India. ... Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masood Ganjshakar (Punjabi: ) commonly known as Baba Farid(بابا فرید) (ਬਾਬਾ ਫ਼ਰੀਦ) was a 12-th century Sufi preacher and saint of Punjab. ... For the Maliki scholar, see Ibn al-Arabi. ... For the missionary, see Shams Tabraiz (missionary). ... Rumi redirects here. ... Sheikh Sa‘di (in Persian: , full name in English: Muslih-ud-Din Mushrif-ibn-Abdullah) (1184 - 1283/1291?) is one of the major Persian poets of the medieval period. ... Farid al-Din Attar (b. ... Mahmud Shabistari is one of the most celebrated Persian Sufi poets. ... For the Bangledeshi cricketer of the same name, see Nizamuddin (cricketer). ... Data Durbar, Hujwiris shrine in Lahore, Pakistan Syed Abul Hassan Bin Usman Bin Ali Al-Hajweri (Arabic: سید علی بن عثمان الہجوہری ) (sometimes spelled Hujwiri), also known as Shaikh Ali Hajweri, Data Ganj Bakhsh (Urdu: داتا گنج بخش ), or Data Sahib, was a scholar of Islam and a Sufi saint, and writer of the 11th century. ... Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1318 – 1389) was the founder of what would become one of the largest and most influential Sufi Muslim orders, the Naqshbandi. ... Abul Hasan YamÄ«n al-DÄ«n Khusrow (Persian: , Devanagari: अबुल हसन यमीनुददीन ख़ुसरो) (1253-1325 CE), better known as AmÄ«r Khusrow DehlawÄ«, was the greatest Persian-writing poet of medieval India one of the iconic figures in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. ... Sheikh Safi al-Dins tomb Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ishaq Ardabili (of Ardabil) (1252-1334) (Persian: ), eponym of the Safavid dynasty, was the spiritual heir and son in law of the great Sufi Murshid (Grand Master) Sheikh Zahed Gilani, of Lahijan in Gilan Province in northern Iran. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Shah Nur ad-Din Nimatullah Vali. ... Sheikh Najmeddin Kubra was a 13th century famous Persian Sufi from Khwarezmia and was the founder of the Kubrawiya Sufi order. ... Illustration from Jamis Rose Garden of the Pious, dated 1553. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Muhammad al-Jazuli. ... It has been suggested that Wali Allah Dahlawi be merged into this article or section. ... Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ibn Ata Allah (d. ... Alauddin Ali Ahmed Kaliyari a. ... Sheikh Ahmed Zarruq (1442-1493) was a Shadhili Sufi Sheikh and founder of the Zarruqiyye branch of the Shadhili Sufi order (Tariqa). ... Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi. ... Hadrat Khawaja Sayyad Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Semnani was a Sufi Saint of the Chishti Order of Sufi. ... Ahmad Sirhindi was an Islamic scholar and prominent member of the Naqshbandi Sufi order. ... Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (1689 - 1752), was a great Sufi scholar and saint, and is considered as the greatest ever poet in the Sindhi language. ... Imam Abd Allah ibn Alawi al-Haddad born in 1634 CE (1044 Hijri). ... Sultan Bahu (ca 1628 - 1691) was a Muslim Sufi and saint, who founded the Sarwari Qadiri sufi order. ... Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri (Urdu: محمد طاہر القادری) (born February 19, 1951) is a Muslim writer, poet, professor, religious scholar, and a politician from Pakistan. ... Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad at Al-Hidayah (26 August 2007) Timothy J. Winter (born 1960), aka Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, is a British Muslim thinker, translator, and teacher. ... Shaykh Nazim in Cyprus after a prayer Mehmet Nâzım Adil (Arabic : الشيخ ناظم القبرصي; also known as Sultan-al Awliya Shaykh Mawlana as-Sayyid Khwaja Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani al-Rabbani al-Qubrusi al-Firdausi an-Naqshbandi (April 23, 1922 - IC: Shaban 26, 1340) is the leader of the... Muhammad Hisham Kabbani (born in Lebanon) is a prominent and controversial American Sufi Muslim. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Al-Sayyid Muhammad ibn Alawi ibn Abbas al-Maliki (1947 - 2004) was a prominent Islamic scholar from Saudi Arabia. ... Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi, (b 1930, Ayr, Scotland) family name Ian Dallas, is a Shaykh of Tarbiyah (Instruction), leader of the Darqawi-Shadhili-Qadiri Tariqa, founder of the Murabitun World Movement and author of numerous books on Islam, Sufism (Tasawwuf) and political theory. ... Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (Urdu:ریاض احمدگوھرشاہی) (‎25 November 1941 – 25 November 2001) also known as Sayyedna Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (Urdu:سیدناریاض احمدگوھرشاہی) or Hazrat Sayyedna Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi Muddazullahul Aali (Urdu:حضرت سیدناریاض احمدگوھرشاہی مدظلہ العالی) was a Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader and founder of the spiritual movement Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam. ... Hazrat Inayat Khan (July 5, 1882 – February 5, 1927) was the founder of Universal Sufism and the Sufi Order International. ... Sufi studies: a particular branch of comparative studies that uses a. ... Ivan Abd Al-Hadi Aguéli (Johan Gustaf Agelii or Sheikh Abd Al-Hadi Aqhili), (Sala, Kingdom of Sweden May 24, 1869 - Barcelona, Spain October 1, 1917) was a Swedish-born Impressionist painter and Sufi scholar. ... Tage Lindbom and Kurt Almqvist. ... Titus Burckhardt, a German Swiss, was born in Florence in 1908 and died in Lausanne in 1984. ... William C. Chittick is a renowned Islamologist. ... Henry Corbin (14 April 1903 - October 7, 1978) was a philosopher, theologian and professor of Islamic Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. ... Carl W. Ernst is a scholar of Islamic studies. ... Robert Frager, Ph. ... René Jean Marie Joseph Guénon (November 15, 1886 – January 7, 1951) also named Sheikh Abd al-Wahid Yahya upon his acceptance of Islam, was a French-born author. ... // Lex Hixon Alexander Paul Hixon, PhD, 1941-1995, spiritual teacher and author In his 53 years of life, Lex Hixon, an accomplished poet, philosopher and spiritual practitioner, explored extensively the truth of the great religious traditions. ... Tage Lindbom Tage Leonard Lindbom (24 October 1909 - 2001), PhD in Political science, party theoretician and director of the archives of the Swedish Social Democratic Party 1938-1965, Muslim convert, representative of the Traditional School and the Perennial philosophy. ... Martin Lings Martin Lings (Abu Bakr Siraj Ad-Din) (January 24, 1909 – May 12, 2005) was a lifelong student and follower of Frithjof Schuon and a British scholar of Sufism. ... Nasr is an internationally acclaimed scholar [1]. Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Persian: سيد حسين نصر), (1933-), a University Professor of the department of Islamic studies at George Washington University, is a leading Iranian Muslim philosopher. ... Annemarie Schimmel (April 7, 1922 - January 26, 2003) was a well known and very influential German Iranologist and scholar who wrote extensively on Islam and Sufism. ... Michael A. Sells is currently the John Henry Barrows Professor of Islamic History and Literature at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. ... Idries Shah (16 June 1924–23 November 1996) (Persian: ادریس شاه), also known as Idris Shah, né Sayyid Idris al-Hashimi (Arabic: سيد إدريس الهاشمي), was an author in the Naqshbandi sufist tradition on works ranging from psychology and spirituality to travelogues and culture studies, and was descended from the revered family, the Sadaat of... Frithjof Schuon (June 18, 1907 – May 5, 1998) is a metaphysician, poet, painter, and a leading figure of traditional metaphysics. ... Sufism began in the eighth century. ... Sufi poetry, for private devotional reading and as lyrics for music played during worship, or dhikr, has been written in many languages. ... Al-Fuyoozaat-ul-Muhammadiyyah by Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri // Sirr al-asrar (The secret of secrets) Futuh al-ghayb (Revelations of the Unseen) Ghunyat al-talibeen (Wealth for Seekers) Al-Fathu Rabbani (The Endowment of Divine Grace) Futuhat al-Makkiyya (The Meccan Revelations) Translation of two chapters from Futuhat...

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There is no crime if we believe that Tariqah is the same path as that of Shariah and that in fact it is a lustrous part of the latter, which can not be separate from it in any case.
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