Key Concepts in the Practice of Sufism-1

Key Concepts in the Practice of Sufism-1This book is the second volume of the Emerald Hills of the Heart series, which brings out a comprehensive and unique examination of concepts and terms associated with sufism in Islam. In this volume, Gulen looks at fifty different concepts. With an introduction on the heart and some of its dynamics, this work is a rich addition with more gates into spirituality. Concepts examined include freedom, altruism, wisdom, sainthood, intoxication and sobriety, wakefullness and the universal man..This book is a comprehensive study of concepts and terms associated with Sufi traditions of Islam. Gulen's informative analysis of Sufi ideas is a must read for those who seek a understanding of the dynamics of sufism. For Gulen, sufism is a form of self-purification leading to inner dimension of Islamic rituals, a deeper understanding of the divine acts, and a greater knowledge and love of the Divine. The continual process of spiritual development in sufism along a path of the innate human poverty, helplessnes, and powerlessnes before God is undertaken in the knowledge that everything come from God. The first volume of the Emerald Hills of the Heart presents such sufi concepts like repnetance, reflection, self-criticism, asceticism, piety, abstinence, self-supervision and sincerity.

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What Is Sufism? Fethullah Gülen 15697
The Origin of Sufism Fethullah Gülen 16829
Sofi Fethullah Gülen 13513
Tawba (Repentance), Inaba (Sincere Penitence), and Awba (Turning to God in Contrition) Fethullah Gülen 15173
Muhasaba (Self-Criticism or Self-Interrogation) Fethullah Gülen 15703
Tafakkur (Reflection) Fethullah Gülen 13276
Firar and I'tisam (Fleeing and Taking Shelter) Fethullah Gülen 13860
Halwat and 'Uzlat (Privacy and Seclusion) Fethullah Gülen 14766
Hal and Maqam (State and Station) Fethullah Gülen 14335
Qalb (Heart) - 1 Fethullah Gülen 12676
Qalb (Heart) - 2 Fethullah Gülen 12434
Huzn (Sadness or Sorrow) Fethullah Gülen 13611
Khawf and Khashya (Fear and Reverence) Fethullah Gülen 13719
Raja (Hope or Expectation) Fethullah Gülen 11695
Zuhd (Asceticism) Fethullah Gülen 11819
Taqwa (Piety) Fethullah Gülen 12269
Wara' (Abstinence) Fethullah Gülen 11831
Ibada, Ubudiya, and Ubuda (Worship, Servanthood, and Deep Devotion) Fethullah Gülen 11171
Muraqaba (Self-Supervision) Fethullah Gülen 13745
Ikhlas (Sincerity or Purity of Intention) Fethullah Gülen 13864
Istiqama (Straightforwardness) Fethullah Gülen 15079
Tawakkul, Taslim, Tafwiz, and Thiqa (Reliance, Surrender, Commitment, and Confidence) Fethullah Gülen 11582
Khuluq (Good Nature) Fethullah Gülen 13961
Tawadu (Humility) Fethullah Gülen 13093
Sidq (Truthfulness) Fethullah Gülen 12944