Categories: Ancient Wisdom and Mystic Islam
The Arabic word “Tasawwuf” which can literally be translated as ‘being or becoming a Sufi’, is generally translated as Sufism. Sufism is commonly defined by Western authors as Islamic mysticism.
Sufis have been characterized by their asceticism, especially by their attachment to dhikr, the practice of remembrance of God, often performed after prayers.
Sufi orders have declined quite a bit in the modern era. There have been many criticisms of certain aspects of Sufism by modern thinkers as well as conservative Salafists. Despite this, Sufism continues to play an important role in the mystic world of Islam.
Rumi is probably one of the most well-known Sufi Poets! His poetry as well as his aphorisms and quotes have been translated in many languages and cherished by people all over the world.
In fact, I have curated some of Rumi’s most cherished quotations in my book-
Rumi Words of Wisdom: 101 Quotations Curated and Compiled To Instantly Expand Your Mind And Exhilarate Your Senses
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