Sufism is often regarded as standing mystically aloof from its wider cultural settings by turning this perspective on its head, indian sufism since the seventeenth century reveals the politics and poetry of indian sufism through the study of islamic sainthood in the midst of a cosmopolitan indian society comprising migrants, soldiers, litterateurs and. Sufism: sufism, mystical islamic islamic sufi movement was based on an approach similar to that of the bhakti movements and also gained many converts in india. Sufism in india by m on june 15, 2012 in history, religion, society with comments off on sufism in india sufism in india today is strongly linked to imam ahmed raza khan. The muslim shrine of the sufi saint nizamuddin auliya is the famous sufi saint of the chisti order in india he was popularly known as hazrat nizamuddin his shrine is.
True face of sufism dr vivek arya a conversion of hindus by sufis sufis are considered as messengers of god who believed in peace, harmony and nonviolence but contrary to this we read many evidences of sufis using all measures to convert hindus. There are two levels of sufism in pakistan the first is the 'populist' sufism of the rural population this level of sufism involves belief in intercession through saints, veneration of their shrines and forming bonds with a pir (saint) many rural pakistani muslims associate with pirs and seek their intercession. Devotees of sufism, the spiritual interpretation of islam, face problems wherever they are found in the west, many self-styled sufis have never become m.
Why are indian wahhabis angry with modi for promoting sufism the pm is the only political leader in india who understands the dynamics of the muslim problem. Sufism in india: its origin, history and politics paper no 924 16/02/2004 by rupadhyay mystic interpretation of islamic life within the bonds of religious. Jammu and kashmir, india sufism, being the marrow of the bone or the inner dimension of the islamic revelation, is the means par excellence whereby tawhid is achieved.
The muslim shrine of the sufi saint nizamuddin auliya is the famous sufi saint of the chisti order in india he was popularly known as hazrat nizamuddin his shrine is located in delhi, which is a popular attraction for sufi followers the devotees come from different part of the world for ziyarat. Role and importance of sufism in modern world 1 importance of sufism in modern world sufism teaches respect and reverence for others and equal. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Hasan m q zulfiqar the sufis in sindh-o- hind the sufis in sindh-o-hind a brief discussion of the role that sufism played in indo-muslim society from 1200-1700.
Various sufi orders: of the various sufi orders, muslims of india prominently follow chistiyya, naqshbandiyya, qadiriyya and suharabardiyya of them the impact of chisti order is visible even in small villages of indian subcontinent. Sufism in india and central asia at abebookscouk - isbn 10: 9384370657 - isbn 13: 9789384370657 - 2017 - hardcover. Sufism in bangladesh is more or less similar to that in the whole indian subcontinent india, it is claimed, is one of the five great centers of sufism, the other four being persia (including central asia), baghdad, syria, and north africa. The essence of sufi religion is contained in the teachings and principle of sufism read about the history of sufism in india. Bloodshed has returned to muslim-majority kashmir, which is partitioned between india and pakistan muslim leaders, and spiritual sufis in particular, must be constantly wary of the penetration of islam by trends that seek to increase instability in such.
However, the overbearing scholarly perceptions suggesting that the sufis resorted to only peaceful and humble mannerism in order to promote islam in india needs to be challenged it is true that many sufi saints could be humane and kind hearted individuals. Sufism has a history in india evolving for over 1,000 years  the presence of sufism has been a leading entity increasing the reaches of islam throughout south asia . Sufism in india - download as pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or view presentation slides online sufism.
India is the land of spiritualism the notion of secularism and peaceful co-existence is not alien to india in fact, it has always been a way of life in this land, and the credit for this goes to the wisdom of our great vedic ancestors. I created this video with the youtube video editor ( . Sufi shrines tour of india | a sufi muslim india tour guide offering sufi travel packages for india.
India is defined in great part by the legacy of sufi saints throughout the country the current ruling party - the bharatiya janata party (bjp) of prime minister narendra modi - has been criticized as hindu-centered and antithetical to the indian secular space in which the sufis are located. Supplementing these scraps of information is al-biruni, unquestionably a profound authority on comparative religions, who notes sufi parallels in the yoga sutra of patanjali, which he himself translated into arabic he also mentions similarities with samkhya, one of the six schools of classical hindu philosophy, and with the bhagavad gita. A popular expression of muhammad’s religion in the western world today is sufism, islam’s mystical sufis: the mystical muslims an important order in india.