MOROCCAN SUFISM AND ITS CULTURAL ROLES IN THE REVIVAL OF KNOWLEDGE.

By: Khalid Zahri   ABSTRACT The Moroccan Sufism has played several cultural roles throughout its long history, whether in religion, social, economic, political and many more. The most important feature in its religious activity is the revival of knowledge, which has taken in many forms, including the education, the establishment of libraries and also the purchase, endowment, publication and embellishment of…

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MALAY MUSLIM HISTORIOGRAPHY FROM 16TH TO 19TH CENTURY ON TASAWUF AND SUFIS IN THE MALAY WORLD

By: Prof. Dr.  T. Denisova   ABSTRACT Sufism is one of the most significant aspects of the history of Islam in the Malay world. The contribution of Sufis to the spiritual and intellectual life of the region is difficult to overestimate. There are many spiritual leaders and intellectuals here that have existed since a very early time.  Their names are inscribed…

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TA’DIB AND THE CONCEPT OF THE PERFECT MAN: A GHAZALIAN-ATTASSIAN INQUIRY

By: Muhammad Hasanul Arifin Bin Zawawi   ABSTRACT One of the most fundamental epistemic challenge brought about by Western secular worldview is the idea of Man as homo economicus which subsequently influences the capitalistic and materialistic direction of education and its interpretation of academic excellence. A resolution that is rooted in our own Islamic tradition, therefore, is required. In light of…

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CHEMISTRY OF HAPPINESS

By: Basem Hamid   ABSTRACT The pursuit of happiness and wellbeing is a unifying goal of humankind and is the cornerstone of building human peace at the world level.  Different people seek happiness through different practices. Modern studies have revealed many factors contributing to happiness. These factors span a huge spectrum including genetic make-up, socioeconomic factors and many others.  Mounting scientific…

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HADITH ULAMAS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE BOOKS OF TASAWUF

By: Mohd. Khafidz Soroni   ABSTRACT There are many arranged works in the discipline of tasawuf in Islamic history. Amongst them, there are works that are considered as important sources of reference in the discipline of tasawuf due to its systematically arranged arguments and usage of propositions in discussions. However, hadith scholars construe that the hadith propositions in those books are not…

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DE-ROOTING RADICALISM AND EXTREMISM

By: Ahmad Zahid Hamidi ABSTRACT There are many factors that lead to extremism, radicalism and terrorism. In this globalized world, radicalism and extremism and their effect on international relations and security are not only limited to Muslims but also to those who profess other religions and secular ideologies. Extremism, radicalism and terrorism have victimized not only those who were exactly targeted, but also Muslim worldwide…

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TAREKAT TASAWUF’S ROLE IN DEVELOPING A RAHMATAN LIL ‘ALAMIN UMMAH

By: Mohd Hamidi Ismail, Ahmad Najaa Mokhtar,  Muhammad Khairi Mahyuddin ABSTRACT No one can deny how the Muslim ummah is built, is by holding firm to the manhaj that Islam brings. It’s manhaj that balances the duniawi and the ukhrawi which provides prosperity to the human insaniyyah (insani/anthropology) and ruhaniyyah (ruhani/psychology), is the reality of the Muslim ummah’s development. Even though the balance looks roughly…

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TAREKAT SUFI JALAN MAKRIFAH ALLAH

By: Syed Hadzrullathfi Syed Omar, Engku Ibrahim Engku Wok Zin   ABSTRACT Tarekat in sufi terms refers to a certain form of specific kind of appreciation that is practiced by the saliks, which are the people that hearts are truly for the sake of the pleasure of Allah SWT, by means of overcoming many changes of the heart’s nature (al-manazil)…

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THE DOCTRINE OF AL-MITHAQ, MAN (INSAN), KNOWLEDGE (‘ILM) AND WITNESSING (SHUHUD): AN ANALYSIS FROM SYED MUHAMMAD NAQUIB AL-ATTAS’ METAPHYSICAL AND LINGUISTIC IDEAS

By: Salina Ahmad   ABSTRACT The Doctrine of al-Mīthāq or the Day of Alastu is a doctrine which preludes a covenant between God and man from pre-existence when man are in their forms of souls. There are three important elements of the Day of Alastu: God, man and knowledge. This paper will attempt to the second and third elements, elaborating…

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TAZKIYAH AL-NAFS ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWERS OF TASAWUF

By: Syed Mohammad Hilmi Syed Abdul Rahman Al-Tazkiyah means purification or nourishment. In the context of the followers of tasawuf, al-tazkiyah refers to being clean from all sorts of abusive nature in the self. Wherelse, al-nafs is the soul. From the terminology angle, “tazkiyah al-nafs” resembles a process of soul purification from all forms of the hearts diseases that requires intensive…

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