The current wave of Sufism has grown out of asceticism that developed as a counterweight to the increasing worldliness and materialism among Muslim communities. Sufism is trying to deepen the spiritual concerns of the Muslims and Islam.
Here is my ABC verse on Sufism:
A: Assumption is that God is the ground of all being and there is nothing except Him
B: Beauty-Absolute is God and He is Divine Love of which earthly beauty, whether it be of form, or thought, or action, is but a dim reflection is made
C: Creation of humans is in God’s image and requires to acquire virtuous traits
D: Doctrine of annihilation of the self through pure worship into God is fundamental truth
E: Element of divine love as Islamic asceticism and mysticism
Here is my cinquain (French style pattern poetry) describing Sufism.
Islamic esoterism, mystical Islam
Practicing ihsan or pure worship; purifying one's inner self; realizing the presence of the Divine within and without
Sufism is a science through which one can know how to travel into the presence of the Divine, purify one's inner self from filth, and beautify it with a variety of praiseworthy traits. ~ Ahmad ibn Ajiba, Darqawi Sufi teacher
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