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 15444
The Origin of Sufism Fethullah Gülen 16551
Sofi Fethullah Gülen 13280
Tawba (Repentance), Inaba (Sincere Penitence), and Awba (Turning to God in Contrition) Fethullah Gülen 14894
Muhasaba (Self-Criticism or Self-Interrogation) Fethullah Gülen 15507
Tafakkur (Reflection) Fethullah Gülen 13097
Firar and I'tisam (Fleeing and Taking Shelter) Fethullah Gülen 13688
Halwat and 'Uzlat (Privacy and Seclusion) Fethullah Gülen 14579
Hal and Maqam (State and Station) Fethullah Gülen 14169
Qalb (Heart) - 1 Fethullah Gülen 12478
Qalb (Heart) - 2 Fethullah Gülen 12289
Huzn (Sadness or Sorrow) Fethullah Gülen 13448
Khawf and Khashya (Fear and Reverence) Fethullah Gülen 13581
Raja (Hope or Expectation) Fethullah Gülen 11522
Zuhd (Asceticism) Fethullah Gülen 11685
Taqwa (Piety) Fethullah Gülen 12113
Wara' (Abstinence) Fethullah Gülen 11673
Ibada, Ubudiya, and Ubuda (Worship, Servanthood, and Deep Devotion) Fethullah Gülen 11006
Muraqaba (Self-Supervision) Fethullah Gülen 13597
Ikhlas (Sincerity or Purity of Intention) Fethullah Gülen 13688
Istiqama (Straightforwardness) Fethullah Gülen 14906
Tawakkul, Taslim, Tafwiz, and Thiqa (Reliance, Surrender, Commitment, and Confidence) Fethullah Gülen 11421
Khuluq (Good Nature) Fethullah Gülen 13804
Tawadu (Humility) Fethullah Gülen 12966
Sidq (Truthfulness) Fethullah Gülen 12798