The Elements of Sufism

Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1: Definitions of Sufism
    • Chapter 2: The Early Development of Sufism
    • Chapter 3: Sufi Orders (Brotherhoods)
      • The Qadiri Order
      • The Rifa`i Order
      • The Shadhili Order
      • The Mevlavi Order
      • The Naqshbandi Order
      • The Bektashi Order
      • The Ni`amatullah Order
      • The Tijani Order
      • The Jarrahi Order
      • The Chishti Order
    • Chapter 4: Basic Sufi Concepts
    • Chapter 5: The Way of the Sufi
    • Chapter 6: Pseudo-Sufism
    • Chapter 7: Sufi Practices
      • The Meaning of the Outer Law and the Inner Reality (Shari`ah and Haqiqah)
      • The Meaning of Innate Nature (Fitra)
      • The Purpose of Sufi Practices
      • The Meaning of the Remembrance of God (Dhikru’llah)
      • The Meaning of Watchfulness (Muraqabah)
      • The Meaning of Retreat (Khalwa)
      • Other Sufi Practices
      • The Importance of Time and Place
    • Chapter 8: Sufi States
      • Stages of Awakening
        • Dreams and Visions
        • Miracles
    • Chapter 9: Sufism and Orthodox Islam
    • Chapter 10: The Role of the Sufi
    • Chapter 11: Sufism and Society
    • Chapter 12: Sufism in Modern Times
    • Chapter 13: Sufi Biographies
      • Rabi`a Al-Adawiya
      • Sayyida Nafisah
      • Imam Junayd al-Baghdadi
      • Mansur al-Hallaj
      • Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazzali
      • Shaykh Muhiy’ud-Din Ibn `Arabi
      • Mawlana Jalal’ud-Din Rumi
      • Mulla Sadra
      • Khwaja Mu`in’ud-Din Chishti
      • Shaykh Nizam’ud-Din Awliya
      • Shah Wali’ullah
      • Shaykh Abu’l-Hasan Ash-Shadhili
      • Shaykh Taj-ud-Din Ahmad Ibn Ata’llah
      • Shaykh Moulay Al-`Arabi Ad-Darqawi
      • Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad As-Sanusi
      • Shaykh Muzaffer

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