Sufism is mysticism so it has traits in common with Gnosticism. They believe that with right understanding and right practice, knowledge of God is available now. God can not be limited, and presents this unlimited nature by having all limitations in its power, and also transcending them all. In Sufism, simple acceptance of doctrine is not seen as adequate. They believe that doctrine must be put into practice, and being able to recite prayers is not enough. You must understand the prayers.
“A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey.” Traditional (Essential Sufism)
“For every sin but the killing of Time there is forgiveness.” Traditional (Essential Sufism)
“Look for the answer inside your question.” Rumi (Sufi Mystic)
The Kabbalah is Jewish mysticism. Sufism is Islamic mysticism, and though having been influenced by Sikhism, it isn’t Sikhism. Have you noted that Islam seemed to be far more scientifically tolerant than Christianity? It’s sort of ingrained into the original… Seek More
In Sufi psychology, they refer to humanity as having three parts: physical being spiritual heart transcendent godlike soul The dervish dancing was a way of exhausting the body to open awareness of the heart, because only by the devotions of… Seek More
Sufis don’t have a single set of practices that apply to all disciples, thus the absolute need of the teacher. The Sufi master is the only one in their view who has the insight to help a disciple pursue the practices… Seek More