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Religion and Theology
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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Islam 1. Explain the importance of Sufism. Why is mysticism attractive? Sufism shaped a large part of Islam. Orthodox Muslims disagree with various aspects of Sufism, such as the visiting of tombs, saint worship, adaptation of un-Islamic and non-Islamic customs, belief in miracles, musical performances, as well as monastic Islamic interpretation…
Other masters have also taken on social inequality, whereas sometimes putting their own lives on the line in their attempts to change political and social conditions for spiritual revival and improved living conditions. Sufism’s missionary activities have led to an increased number of their faithful. It is impossible to overstate the importance the spiritual education, as well as inculcation of such virtues as veneration of the prophet, faith in the love of God, piety, and trust in God. Sufism’s dhikr formulas are still preservative of their quieting and consoling power that it has on the illiterate. Persian literature and literature that influenced Persian literature is permeated by mysticism. This literature has aided millions by being a source of happiness. However, several modernists have argued against this literature because of its narcotic-like influence on the thoughts of Muslims. However, modern life and the effects of industrialization have caused a constant decline in Sufism’s influence in many states. People who attempt to show that mysticism and modern science conform have preserved the order’s spiritual heritage. This is because mysticism is central to the beliefs of the order. 2. ...
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