The Earliest form of Sufism is estimated to have started sometime during the Umayyad Dynasty less than a century after the founding of Islam (“Sufism” 1). Sufism is estimated to have began in 675 CE, and is a Muslim movement where followers seek enlightenment, love, and connection with God through direct encounters with the Creator (“Sufi Origins” 1). Yet some say that Sufism cant be limited to to a particular region and time where it was conceived as a faith, or a particular language or society that it originated from. Many believe that Sufism has always been in one from or another throughout all time (“Practices of Sufism” 1). Sufism has been prominent during its time in history beginning as a acetic faith within Islam (“Sufism” 1). According to Fisher the early Sufis turned to asceticism as a way of deepening their faith and growing closer to God. Sufism is based on internal non-a...
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... have the ecstatic feeling of encountering God it made a lot more sense to me. I was surprised to hear how popular the Sufis were, in recent times all people mainly hear about are the Sunni and Shi’a groups and when you do hear about these sects of the faith its only on the radicals on the news which don’t really convey the main principals of the faith. It was pleasant to see another side of the Islamic faith. Overall I feel this topic was enriching to my education.
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