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 15608
The Origin of Sufism Fethullah Gülen 16730
Sofi Fethullah Gülen 13432
Tawba (Repentance), Inaba (Sincere Penitence), and Awba (Turning to God in Contrition) Fethullah Gülen 15078
Muhasaba (Self-Criticism or Self-Interrogation) Fethullah Gülen 15643
Tafakkur (Reflection) Fethullah Gülen 13208
Firar and I'tisam (Fleeing and Taking Shelter) Fethullah Gülen 13801
Halwat and 'Uzlat (Privacy and Seclusion) Fethullah Gülen 14695
Hal and Maqam (State and Station) Fethullah Gülen 14275
Qalb (Heart) - 1 Fethullah Gülen 12613
Qalb (Heart) - 2 Fethullah Gülen 12387
Huzn (Sadness or Sorrow) Fethullah Gülen 13548
Khawf and Khashya (Fear and Reverence) Fethullah Gülen 13675
Raja (Hope or Expectation) Fethullah Gülen 11631
Zuhd (Asceticism) Fethullah Gülen 11778
Taqwa (Piety) Fethullah Gülen 12216
Wara' (Abstinence) Fethullah Gülen 11785
Ibada, Ubudiya, and Ubuda (Worship, Servanthood, and Deep Devotion) Fethullah Gülen 11114
Muraqaba (Self-Supervision) Fethullah Gülen 13698
Ikhlas (Sincerity or Purity of Intention) Fethullah Gülen 13805
Istiqama (Straightforwardness) Fethullah Gülen 15032
Tawakkul, Taslim, Tafwiz, and Thiqa (Reliance, Surrender, Commitment, and Confidence) Fethullah Gülen 11530
Khuluq (Good Nature) Fethullah Gülen 13904
Tawadu (Humility) Fethullah Gülen 13050
Sidq (Truthfulness) Fethullah Gülen 12896