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Definition of Sufi

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Submitted by Mahmood Hussain (Pakistan), Jun 5, 2012 at 01:32

Definition of "Sufi"

For those people, looking for real definition of "Sufi", Sufism and Islam goes together, connected to Islam only, but other religions have their spiritual leaders like monks, lamas, gurus. Sadhu etc, but sufi and Sufism are linked with Islam only. To get a clear description of "sufi" the following definitions are sufficient. The following explanations are mostly taken from "Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhs' book but only few parts contributed by me.

1. Soul/Spirits and Self has three types,

Type no#1 : Which invites you for greed, bad deeds and sins.

Type # 2 : Which invites you for sacrifice, good deeds and moral values.

Type # 3 : Which remains content and satisfied after loosing any Worldly gain or after gaining any Worldly things. This type of souls are not afraid of loosing any thing and not very exited for acquiring any thing " the satisfied soul", the sufi possesses the satisfied soul, they are not bothered by Worldly gain or loss.

2. A "Sufi" during entire his life never go against the Islamic "Shariah" the order/ rules made by God. They strictly follow all the rules and orders of God.

3. No one can become a 'sufi' by doing worship and meditation no matter how intensively but only with unmatched love for God, extreme devotion for the All Mighty can make one to follow the paths of 'sufi'

4. Prayers and worship of common people have some motives either to get rid of the Hell or to get the Haven and sometimes for the blessings of God or to make God happy. But the worship of a 'sufi' is God centered he is not praying to get haven, neither to get him away from the fire of Hell but sufi's only motive is God Himself, he wants the God nothing else.

5. When the 'sufi' goes closer to God his love, devotions and dedications goes deeper and deeper and finally becomes success to find God. And when he finds the Lord his entire existence diffuses spiritually into the All Mighty. He looses his desire, his motive, his goal and his own self, only the physical presence can be observed, after having found the Great Creator all His creatures become useless and worthless to a 'sufi' and later on living on the Earth 'sufi' experiences and enjoys the the sight of heavens and the God.

To understand this quoting here one verse from the Holy Quran (Al- Baqarah : 152)

"you remember Me, I will keep on remembering you"

If my explanation about a 'sufi' makes you satisfied please pray for me,

Mahmood Hussain (Be Nawa) thanks.


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