Sufi Orders in India

Abul Fazl gave a list of the Sufi orders in India, which comprises dozens of ‘silsilahs’. The most important among the Sufi orders include the ‘Chistiya’, ‘Qadriya’, ‘Naqsbandiya’ and the ‘Suhrawardiya’. The ‘silsilahs’ were generally led by the Sufi saints who lived...

Sufism

Sufism or ‘tasawwuf’, as it is called in Arabic, has been interpreted differently by western scholars but they all concur that Sufism is the inner, mystical, esoteric, or psycho-spiritual dimension of Islam. R.A.Nicholson describes Sufism as “Islamic mysticism,” which...
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