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Theology, Sufism, Rituals, Modernity

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay
Semester
Fall

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World Religions Theology, Sufism, Rituals, Modernity Reading: NONE November 29 , 2010. Mystical tradition Sufism Mystic Sufi Term comes from Suf refers to variety of wool Coarse cloth that is typically the attire of Sufis Group interested in simplicity of practice, less concerned with material wealth and prosperity Much more vested in mystical contemplation of God Sufism been in Islam from earliest times Would witness Muhammad himself as a mystic, experiencing God th th Flourished in 12 & 13 centuries where Sufism becomes institutionalized as a series of lineages associated with particular charismatic masters Relationship bw master and discifial is key Master orients teaching to attributes, personality of discifial Focuses on development of various aids to meditations, e.g. Breathing, other methods of contemplation Most common practice: dhikr practice of the remembrance of God, constantly dwelling on 99 names of God, constantly dwelling on memory of God Deve
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